My Baby is ONE! – Frugal Novice

My Baby is ONE!

Happy 1st Birthday, C!!!

Forgive the lack of a “Things I Love Thursday” post. Today is C’s birthday and it’s been a busy one. For starters, I apparently turned off the alarm in my sleep and caused us to all oversleep this morning. That completely dashed my plans to make pancakes for the boys, as well as any hope of me washing my hair before work. Gross, no? I’m not one of those people that can do the whole wash-every-other-day thing.

Back to the point, though – C is one! I can hardly believe it. I can remember our time in the hospital like it was yesterday. I remember the emotions I felt the night before, worrying at how J would handle the change, and how our family dynamic would change; the nervousness as we checked in to the hospital; the awe when we first saw C’s little face.

Our little man went from this:

to this:

in the blink of an eye.

C’s walking all over the place and says, “Mama” and “Dada” on a regular basis. He wants to eat what we’re eating and do what we’re doing, and right now he is completely fascinated with the fridge and with Josie’s dog food (I’m constantly on the lookout if he’s in the kitchen, because if I’m not careful he’ll have a piece of dog food ready to chomp on). He is independent and assertive, and smiles almost all the time – unless he’s hungry, and then he’s screaming. :) His personality is starting to show more and more each day, and we’re so thankful we get to watch it all unfold.

  • veronica lee April 15, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Happy Birthday to C!
    .-= veronica lee´s last blog ..Kids Do The Darndest Things =-.

  • Kacie April 15, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Happy birthday to your little guy! He’s a cutie!

  • Dee April 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    They really do grow up too fast! It is saddening yet joyful at the same time! I have an 18 month old, and was looking at him today thinking “when did he get soooo big?!

    Great pictures of him! Thanks for sharing!

    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Go Vlog urself! All the cool kids are doing it! =-.

  • Alison April 16, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Happy Birthday C!!! I can’t believe he’s one already. These babies are growing up waaay too fast Christi!!!
    .-= Alison´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday~ Lunch with Mommy! =-.

  • Amy April 16, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    People always said they grow up too fast, but until I never really knew what they were talking about until I had my little guy. I’m pretty sure he’d be driving next week if we let him.

  • Rebecca April 16, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Oh my sorry I’m so late, happy belated to your little man. One is so much fun!! Have a great party on Sat. I think you said it was sat? Allergies got my head all in a fog. Great pics! They do grow up so fast. So many changes in the first year! I’m trying to keep our little guy as little as possible. Somehow it’s not working. He will be two months on saturday booo.
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..Oh baby, that’s my baby, never say maybe! =-.

  • Taiyon's Image April 16, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    So cute!!! Enjoy every minute. Enjoy this stage of being a mother. My baby who is now 15 – is DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
    .-= Taiyon’s Image´s last blog ..TIP2TOE TO THIS BOUTIQUE =-.

  • Christi April 17, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Thanks, everyone! :) I’m up after 1:00 am finishing his cake, so that should tell you how behind I am, but as long as everything is ready tomorrow we’re all good!