Monday, June 20, 2011

Jamie at 12 months

At one year old, Jamie can:
  • walk! He gets better at it every day.
  • sign about 10 different words.
  • understand tons of what we say.
  • maybe say "momma" (and mean it).
  • climb. Or at least, he's starting to learn. I think we may be doomed.
  • drink from a straw--but not from a regular sippy cup.
  • dance (cutest thing EVER).
He loves:
  • pulling books off his shelves.
  • opening drawers and taking out their contents (sometimes putting the contents into a different drawer).
  • opening the kitchen cabinets and taking out dishes.
  • throwing his food on the floor once he's full.
  • generally making messes.
  • toys that make noises.
  • eating almost everything, but especially bread, pasta, avocado, meat, applesauce, yogurt, rice crackers, and soft fruits (ripe bananas and pears, etc).
  • putting anything and everything in his mouth.
  • making silly noises.
  • tickles.
  • being thrown in the air or hung upside down.
  • hiding toys beneath the couch or underneath cushions.
  • going swimming.
  • swinging at the park.
  • seeing new places and hanging out with people.
  • banging away at the keys on the computer keyboard.
  • dancing to music.
  • splashing in the bath -- and drinking the bath water.
  • shoes (eating them, not wearing them).
  • touch-and-feel books and lift-the-flap books (though he tends to rip the flaps off).
He dislikes:
  • having his hair washed.
  • getting his diaper changed.
  • being forced to hold still for any length of time.
  • having solid food mixed with not-solid food (like chunks of pears in his cereal. He is not a fan).
  • tortillas.
  • when we don't let him do what we're doing or have what we have.
  • the red light our camera makes before it takes a picture.
  • having a hat put on him . . . but he forgets about it once it's on (usually).
12 month stats:
  • 24 lbs, 6 oz (75th percentile)
  • 30.5 inches (also 75th percentile)
  • 8 teeth, with some molars on the way
  • sleeps 10-11 hours at night and is kind of in between 1 and 2 naps
He is definitely a handful, but he is the cutest boy we've ever seen and we feel so lucky to have him!


  1. Cute! He looks like a lot of fun. Also, is that a stuffed red panda in the last pic?! If so, that's amazing, and I want one. :)

  2. (by Annie's mom)

    It's my strong impression that Jamie also loves to play peek-a-boo.

    How about a video of him dancing - I don't think he was doing that yet when we were all in Utah, at least I haven't seen him do it.

  3. Peek-a-boo is his way of life.

    It is a red panda! It's wonderful. But Thomas got it when he was in China, so I don't know where you could get another...

  4. (by Annie's mom)

    Peek-a-boo being his way of life means that it's his nature to be a happy, fun and playful person - but to know him is to know that! :)

    Is that stuffed red panda the reason why the red panda village was your favorite exhibit at the zoo? :)

    Maybe Bethany could find one on the Internet.

  5. Ha buon gusto, cuelo bambino. Gli piace l'avocado! (= He has good taste, that child. He likes avocado!)