Yes, everyone says this, and it must be because everyone thinks this: where did the past year go? Benjamin turned 1 year old on October 6th. He is a bundle of joy and a very busy boy at one year old. It’s amazing to consider how he came into this world and how it doesn’t seem like it was a full year ago. Here’s a walk down memory lane.
2 months old: already a smiley baby
4 months old: look at those rolls! This is the pre laughing-turned-spit-up shot. :)
6 months old: much more engaged, sitting up by himself but looking very much like a chunky baby.
1 year old: yes, he’s still got the chunky thing going on, but he’s got much more and cuter curly hair now, too! He’s hefty to say the least (25lbs 10oz, 30” long, 47.8cm head circumference), and he’s still a smiley and happy baby … unless you try to leave him in the nursery. I’ve heard it said a few too many times for my liking “he’s a momma’s boy, isn’t he?” (sigh)
Benjamin is not burning up the charts in length. (I wonder if Asher is already longer than he is?) But he’s still so much bigger than when he first came into the world.
5 days old
1 year old! The giraffe is pretty small in comparison now.
An interesting thing to note as Benjamin is 1 year old: while he used to eat absolutely everything we put in front of him, the two things that he summarily rejects are rice and cheese. I was feeding him cheese at breakfast one day, and he picked up the small pieces, held them to his tongue, licked them and then took them away from his mouth and over the side of the table where he then proceeded to drop them on the floor. We had a cheese garden at the end of breakfast. Little rice mounds get spit out of his mouth with a very displeased view on his face. It’s pretty hysterical that Jasper’s all time favorite thing (cheesy rice) is Benjamin’s reject pile. What a very vivid example of how these boys are separate beings.