Thanks to “Superstorm Sandy,” Alon’s 12 month checkup was delayed a bit (his pediatrician’s office was without power for over a week and lots of appointments needed to be rescheduled). Yesterday, though, we went to see the nurse practitioner for some exams and shots. Here are the most recent stats:
Length: 29.25 inches
Weight: 19lbs 15 oz
Head circumference: 46cm
Everything remains at the same percentile (50% height, 25% weight – that one was a bit surprising considering how much Alon looks like he’s chunked up in the last few months). So, I guess he’s doing just fine!
Since I know you’re much less interested in words than pictures, here’s a video of Alon playing with his cousin Carmel at Sabba and Savta’s house on Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
Well, we all had a fun time at Alon’s birthday party last weekend, but rather than discuss it in any sort of detail we decided just to let you check it out for yourself. So, without further ado, here is an opportunity for you to see the birthday boy and his guests (including edible guests):
One year ago, we walked up the hill on a beautiful morning, ready to meet you. 365 days later, it’s hard to believe you were ever not a part of our lives.
A lot has changed since 11/11/11. You’ve changed from a [very cute] blob to a crawling [well, doing the worm – now you’re crawling!], smiling, babbling, and laughing kid. You’ve travelled around the world, to Woods Hole, and around New York State, charming everyone you meet along the way.
You are a strong boy with a strong personality that shines through every day. Just like your daddy, you love music – one of your musical toys must be playing in the background no matter what you’re doing. You have definite food preferences [and non-preferences], but usually you’re pretty open to trying new things – even if they end up on the floor after the first bite. You love crawling all over the house [and all over us!], opening and closing doors, pulling up onto your knees and exploring the world around you using your eyes, ears, and your favorite – your mouth. In the last month you’ve learned how to communicate with signs and with some words, although often when you talk we wonder what language you’re speaking. And you love the swing:
It’s been quite a year, Aloni. Although we don’t always feel entirely awake, we love getting up and seeing you first thing in the morning when you are happy and talkative. Your smile when we come pick you up from day care or when we get home from being away lights up the whole room. In short, we couldn’t be happier to have you around, and we can’t wait to see what the next year will bring!
Just like you, the Japanese maple next door has grown another ring (ehr, year…)
Daddy & Ima
Not much time to write, but in response to grumblings about us not sharing Alon’s cuteness, here are a few comments and assorted photos.
- 3 new teeth in the last 2 weeks: Alon is up to 5 now – 2 on top and 3 on the bottom
- Despite some stress due to being away from home/at new places (thanks to power outages), Alon weathered the storm last week (haha) pretty well. He has, however, become quite clingy in the past few days.
- The worm has almost entirely disappeared in favor of ‘regular’ crawling! I have to say I kind of miss it.