So This is Happening…A Lucas Update

I cannot believe it has been a month and half since my little guy turned one.  It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating with Mickey, Minnie and the gang.

It has been a crazy few months for Darrin at work.  I’m really looking forward to things slowing down just a bit for him so we can plan lots of fun family things as it starts to get warmer.

Lucas is really starting to communicate.  He is saying Da-dee, Bye bye, Hi, Momma, and Bubble (not really sure where that came from!)  with regularity now.

The window is becoming a favorite spot for Lucas.  I never knew watching the neighbor boy play basketball in the cul de sac could be so exciting!

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He has six teeth and I’m pretty sure he is working on two more right now.  He is also using those teeth to eat a ton of new foods.  He is really obsessed with fruit, any fruit except apples and pears actually.  He will eat an entire orange in one sitting if I let him, which I’m guessing he gets from his Floridian father!

He is still a huge fan of Mickey Mouse but has really started to love Doc McStuffins.  We watch just for the songs because he loves to dance to them, and what a cute dancer he is.

The warmer(ish?) weather means we’ve done a few trips to the park.  Lucas loves walks in the stroller.

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And he loves playing on the swings with Daddy.

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And finally, and maybe most importantly, this has been happening:

Yes, life at the Overholt house has drastically changed in the past few months.  We have gone from having a sweet and cuddly baby to an intelligent and active toddler.  What an adventure we are having!

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Food, Yummy Food!

It seems like just yesterday this was taken:

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And now we’re taking pictures like this:

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The highchair was one of the first baby gifts we received.  It sat in a box in our dining room for at least nine months.  A few weeks ago I noticed how well Lucas was sitting in the Bumbo and he was even starting to “tripod sit” unassisted.  I decided it was time to build the highchair and start eating family dinners at the dining room table.  Up until that point we had be eating in the living room with Lucas in whatever play activity would keep him happy (Exersaucer, Bouncy seat, Swing, Bumbo and even Mommy’s lap from time to time!).

After a few nights at the table with us and lots of staring at our plates and reaching for our food, I decided it was time to give Lucas a taste of solids.  I was all about Baby Led Weaning and put some of my sweet potato on his tray at dinner one night.  He seemed to like it but got frustrated that he couldn’t quite get enough of it into his mouth.  We also had a gagging incident that really scared me (even though I know it’s fine and a normal part of BLW).

I re-thought the BLW decision (ya gotta do what’s best for your family, remember) and decided to try some purees and even cereal just to get him used to swallowing something other than breastmilk.  It went so much better! Want to see how Lucas did? Check out the video below (but be warned it did get a bit messy!)

Don’t have time to watch the video.  That’s okay – I’ll just subject you to his adorable, food-eating cuteness in pictures!

Is that face adorable or what!

It seems like my little boy is growing up so darn fast and I just need time to stop. We even bought him his first sippy cup and gave him a bit of “mommy milk” in it.  Why didn’t someone warn me about how fast time flew with a little baby?!

How was your weekend?  Did you try anything new for the first time? Or did you do something that you love and always enjoy?