Today is our sweet boy’s birthday. One full year since he entered our world and changed our family for the better. One full year of cuddles. One full year of snuggles. One full year of love and laughter and learning to be his mama. Today is a special day because he made it, and we made it, and we celebrate the little boy he is becoming while mourning the last days of his babyhood.
One of my favorite things to do for my kids’ birthdays is to make them a short slideshow documenting their year. Hopefully JJ Heller keeps coming out with new albums because I’ve used her songs for Anna’s first and second year movies, and you’ll hear her singing in Owen’s first year show. (Watch until the end and you’ll get a quick peak at the party we had for him yesterday! I’ll post a few more pictures tomorrow.)
Owen in numbers
Number of pounds at birth: 9.5
Number of pounds at one year: 24
Number of times he fell out of his high chair this year: 1
Number of teeth: 6
Number of haircuts in the first year of life: 5
Number of airplane flights: 5
Number of homes he’s lived in: 2
Number of colds: TOO MANY TO COUNT, THANK YOU SISSY
Number of minutes in his newborn sleep cycle: 28
Number of smiles per day: 75+
Number of times he’s picked up per day: does he ever get put down?
Number of stairs he fell down at his grandparents’ house: 8
Number of words: 2 (Dada, Mama)