Seeing as this is Landon's LAST onesie post (I know, I can't believe it either), it was only fitting that he was moving and grooving all over the place more so than usual. I could barely get a good shot (hence, why part of him is cut off in the photo).
Wow...where has the time gone? Landon was officially 52 weeks old as of 2:23pm today. Friday is his 1st birthday. Saturday is his 1st birthday party. (I will not cry...I will not cry...I will not cry.)
This past week, Landon continued to walk with assistance and talk up a storm. He LOVES the fact that he is communicating what he wants and we are responding to him. It definitely reinforces his good behavior. He is picking up sign language SO well, which is definitely helping with communication. Also, when we do things, we explain things and speak to him like he is a big boy, so he will begin to understand what certain words mean. He hasn't taken any more steps alone yet, but he does stand by himself unassisted! Usually he lets go and stands by himself, but a few days ago he stood from a sitting position. He held it for a few seconds and then sat back down. Progress is fun! :)
I haven't updated you on his sleep habits in a while, so I thought I'd mention it! Landon is an excellent sleeper. He sleeps roughly 12-14 hours per night, and usually takes at least 2 1.5-2 hour naps per day.
On the food front, Landon is still eating some baby foods and drinking formula. He has tried LOTS of regular food as well. We continue to introduce him to new things every few days. He is loving that he gets to eat some of the things that we eat. His 12-month appointment is next Tuesday, so we're going to ask his pediatrician what the next steps for food are. We're excited about the tasty things in Landon's future!
He has definitely learned what the word "no" means. When we say it, he stops what he is doing and stares at us (Ex: Tonight he was going for the stack of coasters on the coffee table in the family room and I said, "Landon, NO!" He turned to look at me, gave me an adorable smile, and then crawled over to his toy chest.). He definitely knows what is his domain and what is not. He goes through his toy chest (in the family room) and toy storage bins/shelves (in the basement) all the time. He hasn't really had too much interest in other things (probably because we keep telling him "NO!).
He LOVES to play basketball (yes, basketball)! My in-laws got him an activity center for Christmas, which has a little slide, and then on one side is a basketball hoop and the other side is a baseball activity center. He goes down the slide (usually face first as he crawls down...we're trying to teach him the right way), uses the plastic baseball bat to hit the attached plastic baseball, and (his favorite thing!) puts the basketball in the hoop. When he first did that a few weeks ago, I squealed and clapped so loud. He loved my reaction and realized that it happened when he put the ball in the hoop. Now, he gets the ball and places it in the hoop. Crawls to get the ball, then places it in the hoop again (it goes on for a while). After each basket he makes, he turns to look at the people watching so he gets the reaction he wants. It is SO cute. I need to post a video!
Landon got to see his daddy's Baltimore Ravens become world champions on Sunday night. Well, he saw some of it. He fell asleep right after halftime. Chris went to the game, so it was just Landon and I for a few days. I didn't go to any super bowl parties, because it was best to stay home with Landon, so I could put him to bed at a decent time. I ended up doing things for his party while I watched the game, so it worked out!
Bath time continues to be one of his favorite things to do. He has SO many toys and loves to spend time splashing!
Watching him develop into the wonderful little man he is today has been such a joy. I thank God everyday for how blessed I am with such a wonderful family. I have loved updating you with Landon's developments these past 52 weeks. I hope you've enjoyed reading along!
Check out the "Onesie Pics" tab at the top of this page (or click here) to see how much our little man has changed through his first year!