Lucky 13

by tinysneakers

I have no idea whether I’ll continue to do monthly posts now that we’ve crossed over the one year mark, but I do know that I won’t be doing monthly pictures in a chair. Whoever thought that would be a good idea? {me}

13 months old

Homeboy does NOT sit still. I hear this is not abnormal for one year olds. I suppose that’s where they got the name toddlers.

eating dirttoddler playing

The weeks surrounding KB’s 1st birthday weren’t the easiest, but I’m happy to say we’re rounding a corner. I think it’s pretty common around a year, but Kabes definitely went through a major sleep regression and clingy mommy-must-be-less-than-an-inch-away-preferably-touching-me-at-all-times phase. That’s the technical name of the developmental stage, by the way.


I hope I’m not jumping the gun, but the past few days have been a complete flip flop: he’s playing by himself, runs over to give me a hug then runs away again, only screams every other time he falls, etc. Mostly he’s just a happy-go-lucky kid, which makes for a much happier-go-luckier momma.

basketball toy

It’s amazing what such a small difference in behavior can make, but I shouldn’t be surprised. Just like every other stage of babyhood thus far, nothing remains “normal” for long.

Along with a renewed disinterest in sleep altogether, this is the first month where Kabes hasn’t devoured every morsel of food in sight. He’s always gung ho for bananas & carbs {pancakes, oatmeal, rice cakes}, but is currently anti old favorites like sweet potatoes, broccoli, and mixed veggies. He is, however, a huge fan of almond butter. I went ahead and introduced it when I saw he handled almond milk ok. So far he’s drinking almond and coconut milk, along with breast milk. We haven’t transitioned yet but I just wanted to be sure he would drink other milks so we’re ready when the time comes. We’re trying hemp milk next.

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The kid needs all the calories he can get: he’s less than 3rd%ile for height and less than 5th%ile for weight. It’s no surprise when you watch him for 5 minutes- he’s all over the place. He quickly upped the walking game and moved right on to toddler-running. He especially likes to run if he’s naked or anywhere near the top of the stairs. I never fail to get a work out in. Winking smile


Our days have gotten a lot more fun now that he can walk- we can hang out with his older friends, go to the Children’s Museum, and bundle up and play outside {Or not bundle up, depending on the crazy NC weather}.  I can’t wait to get him in the pool again this summer!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamie @ Rise.Run.Mom.Repeat. February 18, 2013 at 8:58 am

What a handsome little guy! Happy birthday to Homeboy! Have fun with him!


Laura @ Mommy Run Fast February 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

Such sweet pictures of him! And yes, it helps so much to remember that everything comes in phases… we’re still telling ourselves that, and she just turned 3. 🙂 Happy 13 months to him!


Jen February 18, 2013 at 10:49 am

Those eyes! SO beautiful. Happy 13 mos to your little man!


Lynda @ Hit The Road Jane February 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

He is so handsome! and those eyes! wow 🙂 Glad things are getting better lately!


Hallie@ChasingHallie February 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Those curls, love them!

Molly is 15mo and only in 7% for weight and she eats everything in sight all. day. long. Crazy toddler metabolisms! I wish I had it. : )


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