He's One! | 12 Month Update

He's One!
And just like that, James is one year old!

He's One!
This little guy loves to feed himself. Sometimes he'll eat with his spoon...sometimes he won't.

He's One!
Enjoying his birthday cupcake + ice cream (all homemade).

He's One!
Daddy got him a toy drill for his birthday. He adores it.

Here's a video of him trying ice cream for the very first time.


  • He has taken a few steps, and several of them were unprompted. I think he's so close to walking, but he's still pretty resistant to the idea.
  • He's learning to point to his different body parts! So far he points to his nose and head most consistently, but he's also learning eye and mouth. 
  • He popped another tooth on his bottom right side. So he has a total of 7 teeth now.
  • His favorite thing to say it "hot" - if he sees a stove, fire, or light (even in a video), he starts saying it over and over. I think it makes him feel important.
  • His sleeping schedule finally changed, but I'm not sure if it's for the better or not. Now he usually wakes to eat at around 6:30, then goes back to sleep for an hour or two. It's nice to get to sleep in, but it's not nice to have to wake up and feed him. Also, I think he's transitioning from 2 to 1 nap a day...sometimes he just refuses to take his second nap! But other days it's obvious that he still needs it.
  • He loves to feed himself. I'm really happy that I don't have to spoon feed him, but Reuben doesn't love that he gets so messy. 
  • He's still in size 4 diapers and wears 12 month clothes. 
  • He weighs about 21 pounds, and is about 30 inches tall. That means he gained about 13 pounds and grew about 9 inches in his first year of life! 

So there's the last monthly update for James! 


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