:( My baby isn't a baby anymore.
I had a really rough time health-wise around Mason's first birthday with having the flu and then following that with the heart issues - probably related to the flu, so I forgot to get a good picture of him on the couch. I finally got around to making his first year collage which makes me so sad. He's so big now :( However, I love how his personality shines through. He's such a sweet heart - always smiling.
Let me try and update from where he was at 11 months...it's a lot to cover, but I think I can do it.
It took some time, but around 13 months, he finally started eating table foods. He went from gagging on all the foods with texture to us having to keep him from shoving too much in his mouth all at once. His favorite foods are by far cheese, potatoes, and chicken.
We don't really have a bedtime routine (so bad, I know), but he's been in a weird transition phase between 2 naps and 1 nap, so I'm hoping after that, we can pick a time and get him settled into bed then. He's really easy going though. He doesn't freak out if he falls asleep in your arms and then wakes up in his crib or if you put him in the crib when he's almost asleep or if you put him in his crib when he's tired. He's actually pretty good about letting you know he's ready to go to bed.
The only time I have any issues with Mason is when he needs a diaper change. It's literally like wrestling an alligator. He does the spin while you hold his legs. He grabs his diaper area because he thinks it's funny when I say no because he's poopy. The only time he is cranky and mad is when he is hungry. Mason is hangry. He really is. But once you get him food, he goes back to being the cutest, sweetest little guy. He's also a climber - the picture below was in April, I believe, before I took the playpen out and put baby gates up. Again though, he is fairly easy going, he can sleep in a room full of Girl Scouts and that is definitely an easy going child, if you ask me.