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!)


  1. If I don't get a chance to say it tomorrow--HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IAN! You two have been parents for a whole year now--congratulations to you, too!

  2. Happy Birthday Ian!!! I am so glad I got to meet you during your first year and I can't believe how fast a year has gone by! Susan, you and Roger are doing a great job.