Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Maybe turning 1 means....

Napping in his own bed? Ian has napped the past two days in his crib. Maybe nothing huge to YOU, but for a year he has ONLY napped in 2 places: on me or in our bed.

Oh sure, we've tried putting him down in his crib for naps...but almost without exception he has woken within 15 minutes of being laid down. Usually his eyes fling WIDE OPEN the moment his little head hit the mattress.

Yesterday he went down without a fuss, and slept for 2 hours. Today he fell asleep in the car and has been asleep for an hour so far! WOoo!

The only problem is...now I feel like I don't have an excuse to lay down too... *sigh* I need to take a nap. I'm tired!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I made a small cake tonight with a little bit of frosting... and we let Ian blow out his candle after we sang him Happy Birthday. Then we let him devour it. :-)

We had a small cake tonight with a little bit of frosting... and let Ian blow out his candle after we sang him Happy Birthday. Then we let him devour it. :-)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ian Turns One

In 6 hours and 12 minutes. (ok by the time I'm done writing this it will be sooner...)

Ian James Vandervort was born on 4/16/07 at 4:18am. He was 8 pounds 14 oz and 20.5 inches long.

He weighs 22.5 pounds now, and is 30 inches tall.

He has the same amount of hair as a year ago. (maybe even LESS now!)

He has learned to smile, hold his head up, laugh, roll, crawl, walk (although he needs more practice...) and can say mama, dada, dog, nana (nurse), and he said papa once.

His favorite things right now are nursing, playing with daddy, playing with his little people garage, cruising around the furniture, and playing on the front porch.

He loves yogurt, cottage cheese, vegetable soup, cheerios, and goldfish crackers.

He doesn't sleep through the night.

He has been sick more times that I can count nor care to recount.

He has tubes in his ears.

He is #9 on the list of grandchildren of his maternal grandparents and #1 on the list of paternal grandchildren.

He is the Apple of Mama's eye, and the love of our lives. We are so blessed to have this beautiful, incredible boy in our lives and thank God daily for the opportunity to be parents. It has been one heck of a year. It is the hardest thing we've ever done...but also the most fun, most rewarding, and most awesome. I just can't believe it has been a year. Please post your thoughts as comments to this post. We'd love to read them! And we'll even write them down so Ian can see them someday.

A Video of Ian walking on his Birthday! (Sorry it is sideways, no time to rotate it right now! We're off to get his portraits taken!)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Fun With Daddy

as always, Roger found a good way to make Ian laugh! (and get some exercise!)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

More Steps!

Ian has taken a hiatus from practicing walking in order to sprout 2 new teeth on the bottom. Now that the teeth are taken care of, he's back in action!

Today he has done the following:

Taken 2 steps between the exersaucer and ballblaster
Taken 7 steps toward me
Taken 6 steps toward me
Taken numerous 2 and 3 step trips toward me

It is pretty incredible watching a baby learn to walk. He knows how to do it, but he can't get it right most of the time so he seems to get pretty pumped up when he DOES do it! I can't wait until he is REALLY going to town so that we can play outside so much easier. The playground is going to be MUCH more fun with a walker!

We are also now under a week until Ian's 1st birthday. It is so hard to believe. I'm desperately trying to collect my thoughts!

Our 5th Anniversary is Saturday and Roger has something planned... it better be good! :-)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ian's Birthday Invitation

Here's what we mailed out two days ago! I CAN'T BELIEVE HE'S ONE!!!!