I am still in awe of the fact that in just 1 year, my sweet little boy went from this:
A child grows and learns so rapidly in the first year! To any new parents out there, it really does fly by.
Here are Gordon Lee's current stats at 1 year
Height- 32.2 inches
Weight 24 lbs
Head Circumference: 18.5 inches (this is the closest estimate as his head kept breaking the tape measure)
His height is almost off the charts in the 97th percentile. His weight is somewhere in the 50th-70th percentile (I am not sure why the range is so wide). His head circumference is also in the 50th-70th percentile. For anyone confused, percentiles compare him to other babies his age. So he is taller than 97% of 1-year-olds.
Right now he is saying a few words
-Dada/Daddy. Sometimes, he calls his Daddy "Yayee." This is when he is super excited.
He also has some gestures he uses.
-Gives high five and low five
-Kisses (not sure if these two are gestures, but I don't know where else they'd go)
-Reaches for who he wants (but this is a pretty old one)
He feeds himself with a fork and a spoon. He has become very good at this! I still have to get the food onto the fork or spoon, but he will take it from me and put it straight to his mouth.
He likes to pick large objects up and carry them around the room.
He always wants to climb the stairs.
He tries to climb up on the furniture, but it is just a little too high for him right now.
He has also gotten very big on copying people. He will try to get you to do something so he can copy it.
He also likes to bring things to people and put his toys in a box or a bag.
I am probably leaving stuff out. The growth and development is so rapid!