Thursday, December 27, 2012

Twelve Months/One Year

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the most handsome and lovable little boy this mama knows!!! It's hard for mommy to believe that its already been a year since they put perfect little YOU in my arms. Hands down the BEST moment of my life!!! You have brought so much joy to my heart...a heart that I thought would be broken forever. I am so glad God chose you to be my sweet baby boy. And my sweet baby boy you will always be!!!
Mommy (and Daddy too)

Happy Twelve Months/One Year Sweet Boy!!!
Stats: Initially I was thinking that Mason was weighing around the 26 pound mark (give or take). But then two weeks ago when I put him on my scale (just for fun) he was only weighing 23 pounds and approximately 10 ounces. So now I really don't know. As for height maybe 31.5-32 inches tall. Guess we will find out for sure on January 2!!! (Update: At Mason's one year check up on January 2 Mason weighed 23lbs and 8ozs. Measured 31 inches tall. And his head was 18 and 3/4 round).
Sizes: Mason is mostly wearing 12-18 month or 18 month clothing. But on occasion does wear some 18-24 month clothing. And he is still wearing size 4 Kirkland brand diapers.
Food: Over the last two weeks I have slowly been mixing Vitamin D milk with formula. So as of tomorrow Mason will be a Vitmain D ONLY milk drinker. No more formula for Mason Dale!!! For now I am still going to give him four bottles a day but I will slowly start taking a bottle away each meal time and will instead give him his sippy cup (filled with milk). Thinking his night time bottle will be the last to go. Tear. He picks and chooses when he wants to be a good eater or not. Loves meat, carbs, snacks, and dairy. Dislikes veggies and most fruits (the only fruits I can get him to eat are strawberries and grapes).
Routine: His routine has not changed (much) from last month.
Developmental Milestones: Mason right after turning 11 months became a pro at climbing both up AND down the stairs. To be honest we rarely have the gate up anymore. He definitely says (without a doubt)...mama, dada, and woof. If you ask him what a doggie says...he says woof. Otherwise still doing lots of baby talk. Besides stairs still not climbing on things too  much. I do think that is in part because we don't have much to just climb on in our house. (BONUS)!!!
Loves: Mason loves playing in the toilet. Mason loves trucks and balls. Mason loves his daddy and mommy. Mason loves loves loves reading books. Mason loves play dates. (Although sometimes he gets a little shy). And Mason loves playing on the dishwasher or in the fridge. Wherever he is in the house he somehow always knows when the dishwasher or fridge is open because he always comes a running. And throws a fit if we close them before he reaches them.
Other Things I Don't Want To Forget:
  • Celebrated your first Christmas

  • Sat on Santa's lap...(twice)...hated it both times.
  • You love getting into any and every cupboard and trash can that you can anywhere and everywhere in our house. You keep momma on her toes.
  • We found out (actually last month) that you were going to be a big brother. But God decided to call your little brother or sister home. 
  • You got your first battle scar from falling into the fireplace.
  • Early December brought about some "warmer" weather which meant swing rides for Mason!!!
  • You had your first real temp of 103 degrees.
  • When home you do NOT (will not) wear socks.
  • You like to stick your tongue out and be silly.
  • You still like to pretend to clean.
  • I've been told a time or two that you make the funniest of faces.
  • You love pulling hair, hitting peeps in the face, and pulling off glasses. What a nice boy you are ;)
  • You always do this thing of putting your hand in front of your face.

And just because I LOVE this picture...


  1. Happy Birthday, Mason! Love all the pictures, but that last one is the best!

  2. happy birthday mason! he's so handsome!

  3. Happy birthday sweet boy! Love those faces :)