One Point Five

Dearest, Darlingest, Alex:

Today marks the day that you are no longer a baby. You are officially a toddler.

Exactly 18 months ago you were born. You were tiny (well, relatively, you ginormous-newborn you), completely unable to do anything for yourself, and you melted my heart the second I saw you.

Since you were born we have had good times and bad. You went from never sleeping, to sleeping 11 hours solidly every night, to, again, never sleeping (let’s work on that never sleeping thing, okay?). You went from uncontrolled and jerky movements to running and jumping to your heart’s content. You went from making nothing but a few gurgling noises to having an ever-expanding vocabulary. You went from nursing exclusively to eating anything and everything that is put in front of you. You went from 9 pounds and 12 ounces to at least 26 pounds and from 21 inches to at least 35 (we will know when we go in for your 18-month check up in a few days). You went from just barely being able to hold your head upright to walking up and down steps (sure, they are tiny steps but it still is impressive!) like a normal person.

While I have been referring to you as a toddler for some time now, I’m sure that I will forever and ever call you my baby.

I love you baby boy. Happy One Point Five!

18 month photos

11 thoughts on “One Point Five

  1. Happy 1.5! (whoa. That sounds like a software release or something!)

    I suspect our kids have the same birthday ’cause one of my Opening Acts is having a half-birthday today. We’ll have to talk, especially once school becomes an issue. I’ve learned a LOT.

  2. He is so handsome. I remember 18 months, it was so very much fun.

    They grow up so fast. so fast.

    I’m barely used to the idea that my girls are in school let alone 1st and 2nd grade.

  3. Happy half-birthday to mom and boy both!

    And my mom still calls me her baby, so I think you’ve got plenty of time to do so too! =)

  4. Welcome to the toddler club … bring caffeine and alcohol.

    I always think he looks so much older than he is because of all that thick hair. He’s gorgeous!

  5. He’ll always be your baby. Chloe turned 18 months one day after Alex and I still call her my baby. I’m sure she’ll be thrilled when I call her that in high school. Mom..You are embarrassing me… lol

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