boone: 18 months

I just realized the other day that I haven’t done a Boone update in so long, I think since he turned one. I know after most babies’ first birthday that monthly updates kind of fade out, but 18 months is a milestone and I want to remember it! Our Boone Thomas is extremely busy, always into everything and making messes. His little smile lets him get away with a lot, though, and we love him to pieces.


That last picture is a perfect representation of our sweet rascal- always meddling. Boone is happiest playing outside with our dog, Dasher, and they have become best buds over the past few months. It’s so cute to see the two of them together and we’re lucky that Dasher is such a gentle dog and very patient with Boonester.

I don’t have any big milestones to share since Boone started walking at 11 months and it’s just been full speed ahead ever since. He has a mouth full of teeth, I think almost every tooth is in, and teething was not pleasant for our little guy. Thankful he’s through it! He is'n’t picky and will eat most things, but he especially loves scrambled eggs, blueberries, and cheese. Also steak over chicken…he has expensive taste :).

Boone weighs around 28 pounds and I can’t remember his height from his last check-up but he’s in the 90th percentile for both height and weight (and head circumference is 99th percentile..my boys and their big heads!). He wears size 5 diapers, 24 month clothes, and size 5 shoes. He doesn’t sleep the greatest still, but we’re used to it by now. I’m still waking up 4ish times a night to feed him (I realize that’s a lot and not normal, but his doctor isn’t concerned). We co-sleep and while that worked great for Bear, we probably should’ve gone a different route with Boone. But alas, he’s happy and we’re happy so at the end of the day, I wouldn’t trade the extra snuggles for anything. Except maybe a few more hours of sleep. Kidding! Kind of.

Our big boy loves cars (“cahs”) and says at least 10-15 words. He’s very expressive and points at everything, turning my head with his hand if I’m not paying attention to what he wants me to see. Most recently, Boone starting loving his balance bike that Santa brought him and rides it all over the house/on the driveway. He is fast, both at running and riding his “bike”. We all laugh trying to keep up with him, especially Bear who adores his little brother.

It’s been such a fast year & a half but also the best, most memorable 18 months of our lives. I never thought I could love a lack of sleep or complete chaos (majority of the time) so much, but I do. Because it means I get to be Mommy to Bear and Boone, and I feel so incredibly lucky for that role.
Boone Thomas, we love you! You are our determined, funny, sweet little boy and God blessed us so when he brought you into this world.

xo, Britt

ONE

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.

xo, Britt