Happy 1st birthday to my sweet, handsome baby boy! I seriously can't believe he is already a year old. Time really does fly! Here are his stats as of last week:

Weight 20 lbs 5 oz - 15th percentile
Height 29.75" - 49th percentile
Head circumference 46.3 cm - 48th percentile
Size 3-4 diapers
Size 4-5 shoes

1. He has taken a few steps by himself but is still pretty timid when it comes to walking.
2. He can say dada, mama, cracker, uh oh, up, hi, bye bye.
3. He is almost completely off baby food. Gotta use up what we have then it is all table food for him.
4. He has 3 teeth on top and 2 on the bottom.
5. He loves to wave at people with both hands at once.
6. He is the cuddliest baby I have ever seen!!!
7. He is great in the car and will almost always fall asleep; which is great for long trips but not so great when I am just going to the grocery store.
8. He takes only 1 nap during the day sometimes in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon. I would love for him to take naps at the same time every day but he just won't do it. Sometimes he won't take a nap at all. When he does sleep it will be for anywhere from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours.
9. He sleeps GREAT at night. I put him down around 7:30 and he goes right to sleep and sleeps until between 5 & 6, which is pretty early but better then what he was doing. He used to wake up between 4 & 5.
10. He stopped nursing the day before yesterday.
11. He loves being startled. It makes him giggle like crazy when Jessica jumps out at him yelling his name.
12. He loves to dance!
13. He is really a happy little guy almost always smiling or laughing.

Here is his first year of life in pictures:

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1 Month Old
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2 Months Old
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3 Months Old
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7 Month Old
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9 Months Old
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10 Months Old
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11 Months Old
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12 Months Old
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And what an awesome greeting for mommy!

I can't believe Miles is already over 6 months old! Time sure does fly. Here are his 6 month stats:

Weight 15 lbs 5 oz - 10th percentile
Height 27.75" - 82nd percentile
Head circumference 43cm - 21st percentile
Size 2 diapers
Size 2 shoes

1. He can get himself up onto his knees and rocks back and forth.
2. He lays on his tummy and pulls himself around with his arms.
3. Has started babbling a lot. I have heard him say "dadadada". Although I am pretty sure he wasn't referring to his dad when he said it. Just babbling.
4. He does not like to be alone in a room. He will scream until I come and hold him again.
5. His daytime naps leave something to be desired! He will sleep maybe 30-45 minutes all day long unless we are in the car. Then he will sleep until I open his door to get him out.
6. We have started him on baby food. He has had green beans, peas and is now eating sweet potatoes. He seems to like all of them so far.
7. He can sit by himself for a short time and then tips over. Sometimes he will hold himself up on his arm.
8. He is super sweet and cuddly and almost always has a smile on his face!


My sweet little frog baby!

My happy little baby Miles!

Who me?

These glasses fit me right???

Jessica is rocking out!

Kiddos hanging out together.


Jessica giving Miles some love! So sweet!

Two years ago today my life changed forever!! Now I know Jessica's birthday isn't until tomorrow but this minute in Australia was when she was born. She arrived by surprise 4 weeks early and only weighing 5 lbs 12 oz and a mere 18.5 inches long. After a whole week of being in the hospital (due to her being treated for jaundice) we were sent home with this little baby and no idea what to do with her. She slept a lot the first few weeks but once that wore off and she "woke up" (anyone who has had babies knows what I mean by that) she began to cry.

From what we read she was a "high needs" baby. She cried A LOT!!! She ate a lot too because she that was the only way to get her to stop crying. That was good though since she was so small she needed to start putting on weight so I fed her any time she started crying. The schedule that we ended up with was feeding her every 2 hours day and night. As you can imagine that did not leave much time for me to sleep. It went on like that until she was 6 months old when she finally got her own room. She went from waking up every 2 hours to sleeping for 12 hours in one night. I thought it was wonderful that she was sleeping but it made for an incredibly painful morning for me since I was used to nursing her all night long. I was quite full to overflowing and in a lot of pain. That was also about the time we started giving her rice cereal and baby food which really changed her temperament. She went from crying all the time to a happy, very sweet baby.

She has really grown the past 2 years physically and mentally. She surprises me every day saying things I didn't know she knew how to say. She has become a very funny, silly, sweet, smart and beautiful little girl! I tell her every day how much I love her and a couple days ago she walked up to me sat in my lap and said "I love you mommy". It was the sweetest 4 words I have ever heard! Being a mom has been the most exhausting, frustrating, fun, rewarding and fulfilling thing I have ever done and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world!

Here are some fun facts about Jessica so far:
• She loves Dora the Explorer bordering on obsession. One of the first things she says some mornings when we get her out of bed is "Dora TV"or she will just yell "Swiper".
• Lately her favorite thing to say is "I'll do it" when we want to do something for her like put her coat on, get a book to read to her, or get her shoes.
• She likes to brush her own teeth and doesn't want help from us to do it.
• She can put on her own sandals, and she even puts them on the correct feet.
• If she could choose to eat only one thing for the rest of her life it would be cheese.
• She loves to dance!
• When we ask her if she is ready to go to bed her response is always "all done".
• When I ask her what she wants to do her response is exactly the same every day "swings and slide".
• The longest sentence she has said so far is 4 words long.

Here is her first 2 years of life in pictures:

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2 Months Old
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4 Months Old
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6 Months Old
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7 Months Old
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8 Months Old
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9 Months Old
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10 Months Old
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12 Months Old
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13 Months Old
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14 Months Old
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15 Months Old
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16 Months Old
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17 Months Old
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18 Months Old
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19 Months Old
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20 Months Old
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21 Months Old
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22 Months Old
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23 Months Old
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24 Months Old
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Here is Miles trying really hard to lift his head up.

Me and Miles at 10 weeks old.

Me and my two amazing kiddos!

My beautiful little girl, Jessica!

Jessica showing her sweet smile!

Jessica looking ever so cool in her daddy's hat!

Miles showing his sweet smile!

Miles trying to lift his head up.

Jessica encouraging her brother to lift his head up!

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Miles Truman

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Jessica Danielle

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