Jonas is one year old! Here’s how Jonas has changed since the 11 month mark.
The major theme of Jonas’s personality so far is that he’s a mover. As soon as he figures out a new way to move, he’s gone in a flash.
Last month we told you that Jonas is a runner, now (unfortunately) he’s a climber. He climbs on little chairs, step stools (which have now all found new homes), toys, and (uh-oh) the drawer underneath the stove.
We’ll really be in trouble when he figures out how to stack things and climb up them. Every month leads to a new level of baby proofing around here.
Needless to say, this is a pretty exhausting age (all of the Christmas parties at non-baby proofed houses were especially trying), but man is he cute.
He’s getting a little better at short term snuggling, but mostly he likes to walk around and just check in for hugs and kisses (which he gives when you ask for them by name – super cute).
He’s still a giant garbage disposal. He’s been weird about textures and temperatures of food, but he’s eating a wide variety of food groups, so no complaints.
I nursed him up until his first birthday. Weaning was super easy – we were down to one session a day for the last month. I nursed him in my bedroom and then brought him down to the kitchen to feed him a banana and cereal afterwards. After his birthday, I just brought him straight downstairs and gave him Vitamin D milk, bananas, and cereal. He didn’t even complain. I think that not changing the routine much and keeping him out of the environment he usually nursed in helped.
He’s babbling away a storm. He still only says “mama” and “dada”, but also communicates pretty obviously with sounds. He has “mmmm”s for “hey, I’m hungry” and “mmmmm”s for hugs and kisses. He walks around saying a cross between “zuuu zuuu zuuu and juh juh juh”. He also makes a sound that sort of sounds like “that!” when he points to something or wants something.
Jonas got his first pair of big boy shoes (they’re Yo Gabba Gabba Brobee Vans). He loves them, but not on his feet. Mostly for the Brobee factor. The first time he tried to walk in them was really funny; he couldn’t quite figure it out.
He’s all about snapping. He often “snaps” both hands instead of waving, or when he wants you to look at him.
He loves music (Dead Mouse especially) and dancing. Sometimes he even hums his own “do do do”s and dances. So cute.
I am really in denial that Jonas is a year old. I feel like he was barely even a baby because he’s such a mover. Babies aren’t supposed to want independence (didn’t you get the memo, J-bird)? I can’t wait to see more of his adorable little personality emerge as he advances into toddlerhood!
I’m off to try to clean the house for the kids’ birthday party this weekend!