It can’t be that our monthly updates have already come to a close- it feels like I was just typing up month one. I will still occasionally do a Boone update and share some milestones he’s had, but not monthly like we’ve done the past year. I highly recommend Studio Noel if you are searching for cute monthly photo props- Brittni is the best and can work with you on a specific design if you’d like. She’s working on a smash cake topper for Boone’s first birthday party now and it’s going to be so sweet- can’t wait to share all his party details with y’all!
Things to remember:
-Boone is officially a walker. He started walking right at 11 months, and could walk across a room if he wanted, but still mostly preferred to crawl. As of a couple weeks ago he decided crawling is for the birds (or bugs) and hasn’t looked back. His little walk is so funny and cute- we all get a kick out of him toddling around everywhere.
-Teething is still no fun for our boy. Bear never had any issues teething but Boonester’s teeth have been pretty mean. He’s currently cutting a tooth on top and has 6 teeth total. Hoping the rest decide to come in soon so he doesn’t have to be in any more teething pain.
-Boone will eat pretty much anything and this month discovered his love for scrambled eggs. I sprinkle in a little cheese and he loves them, especially paired with a side of blueberries and avocado.
-Pink eye hit our house hard a few weeks ago starting with Bear, then Boone, then me. Thankfully we are all better (knock on wood it doesn’t come back) and Boone had it worst of all. His left eye was almost swollen shut at one point and it broke our hearts, even though he stayed happy through it all. His lasted about a week and we took him to the doctor/started him on antibiotics drops right away which helped. Bear’s teacher sent a note home saying it was going around in their class- oh the joys of kindergarten.
-At a year old, Boone still doesn’t sleep through the night. We co-sleep which has a lot to do with it, as well as his teething, but he is usually up 2-3 times a night to nurse and goes right back to sleep. Still hoping he will decide he wants to be a sleeper soon!
-Just as of yesterday, Boone started saying “hiiiii” and waving. Cannot stop asking him to do it because it melts me.
-At his 1 year check-up, Boone was in the 90th percentile for both height and weight. Our big boy!
-Boone is still our little meddler who’s into everything he can get his hands on (as I type this he’s reaching over and trying to push keys on the laptop). Nothing is safe from the Boonester’s grasp and he keeps us on our toes.
If you missed it, I shared a sappier post on his birthday here and will be sharing a birthday party recap soon (his party is this Sunday, the 10th). We are so excited to celebrate Boone with friends and family! I have a feeling Boone won’t care that much but Bear is excited to see his cousins :). 40ish guests is going to make for a full house and some chaos but it will be such a special and bittersweet day. Thank you all for keeping up with Boonester for his first year- I wish he could wave and say “hiiiiii” to each of you!
I can’t even believe I’m typing these words, but our little Boone Thomas is one year old today. Cue all the waterworks for this mama who doesn’t wanna accept the fact that her baby is one. Boone’s had the best day of celebrating in his birthday suit!
My parents came in town and Boone (and Bear) got lots of attention, some new toys, and yummy food. We had lunch at Cheesecake Factory today and Boone tried his first whipped cream, which he was a big fan of, naturally. It’s a little bittersweet today for obvious reasons, but also because Zach is in Bangkok for work and having to miss Boone’s first birthday. For that reason, we decided to wait and have his birthday party in two weeks when Daddy can be here. It wouldn’t be a party without him!
It has been the fastest, sweetest, most special year full of moments that I never want to forget. Boone has completely captured our hearts and is such a joy, we can’t imagine our lives without him. He’s always smiling, thinks his big brother is hilarious, and can meddle with the best of them. Boone has us all wrapped around his little finger and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Happy first birthday to our sweet baby Boone! We love you so much and are so proud to call you ours.
How is it possible that this baby is turning 1 year old in 2 1/2 weeks? I cannot wrap my head around it, nor do I want to do so. It feels like just yesterday he was in my tummy, kicking like the Karate Kid. But I’ll save the sappiness for a 1 year recap (y’all know I will really be laying it on heavy then) and for now, update you on Boone’s 11 month happenings.
Things to remember:
-Boone now has 5 teeth, and they have not been his friend. Teething was a breeze with Bear; we never even knew he was getting a new tooth until it was there. With Boonester, it’s been quite the opposite experience. His teeth has showed under his gums for over a week each time before popping through, keeping him up almost all night during those dreadful times. I thought teething was just some myth but I now realize the pain so many other babies (and parents) have had to go through. It’s no joke! Hoping the rest of his teeth are a little nicer on our boy.
-Biggest news of all….Boone took his first steps this month! At 11 months and 2 days, Boone Thomas decided to walk. Not clear across the living room or anything, but 3-4 “baby steps”. He still does it every day but he prefers to crawl and isn’t a full on walker yet. He can obviously do it, but he’s in no rush to be a certified walker.
-Boone is in size 4 diapers and 18 month clothes.
-His hair looks red in these pictures, but it’s actually very light blonde. Bear’s was the same way and didn’t turn dark until after his second birthday. It will be interesting to see if Boone’s does the same!
-Boone is still not a great sleeper, waking up 3ish times a night and going back to sleep. However, it should be noted that he had his longest stretch of sleep ever last week, sleeping from 8:30pm-6am straight (then ate and went back to sleep until 8:45am). I know, that’s not a big deal for an 11 month old but for our light sleeper, this was huge. I felt like a new woman for about 13 hours. Now back to mombie state.
-Another cold hit our baby boy this month, hence why he looks a little sick in these pictures. It was nothing more than a runny nose, cough, and congestion, but I still hate seeing him sick. Luckily it didn’t last too long and he’s back to feeling like himself again.
-Boone loves playing with toys, and seems to have really good hand-eye coordination. He especially loves pushing around little cars and trucks.
We love this baby boy so very much and it’s such a joy to watch him grow. The first birthday planning has finally commenced and I can’t wait to share it with you all soon!