Monday, September 3, 2012

Rex Growing Up

Rex turned one year old on August 30th. Whhhaaaaat?! This year has seriously flown by, I can hardly believe it. And since I haven't blogged about the little man since he was born, thought I should post some pics of Rex growing up.
Just one day old

Rex has been a great baby from day one.  He had long crying bouts here and there like a typical newborn, but he has always been a good eater, sleeper and snuggler. I remember feeding him in the hospital thinking, "so this is what it's like to just feed a baby" since it was always SUCH a struggle with my other two.
One month old

7 weeks old -- first smiles and blond hair coming in -- he was born with a head of dark hair that started falling out after his first bath.
Rex started sleeping from 10pm-6am at about 7-8 weeks old.  And he was sleeping 8pm-7am at 3 months old. So awesome! I feel like I have tried to do the same kind of sleep training with all of my kids, but he definitely took to it the best.   Again, best baby ever.
Super interactive at 3 months -- LOVES his big brother

At about 4 months old.  Such a cute, happy baby.

Found his toes!

Rex LOVES his big sister too.  It is so adorable to hear Kate say to him "Is there any baby cuter than you?! I don't think so!"
Almost 6 months old.  I took this one...

And Finn took this one...pretty great shot for a 4-year-old I think!
  Rex had about a week when he was 5 1/2 months old where he cried every night when we put him to sleep -- very uncharacteristic of him.   Then the lightbulb turned on and I realized he was ready for solid foods.  He took to them like a champ and immediately started sleeping well again.
6 months old -- same size as his cousin Pearl who is 7 months older than him.  He's not big, she's just really tiny :)

7 month old smiles with Aunt Andrea.

Pearl LOVES Rex.  She was soooo happy when we put her in the swing behind him.

Kate (the dress-up queen) put this hat on Rex and I just walked into the room and found him playing happily in it.  Cutest thing ever.
Around 6 months old he suddenly forgot how to use a bottle.  Weird.  He would cry and then just chew on the nipple without latching.  So I started teaching him how to use a sippy cup and weaned him right to a cup at 8 months old. Again, best baby ever.
About 8 months old.  He got so good in this jolly jumper and was always winding himself up and spinning around, or taking a few running steps then letting himself fall backwards. 

9 1/2 months old with Gramps.  He was so good-natured on this trip and easy to take care of.  Our trip to Ohio merits its own post which is coming soon.

11 months old.  Yeah, he spends a lot of time in here.
One year old!  Post-cake and pre-bath on his birthday.

We just love our little Rex!  I am so blessed to have such an easy baby because I have been pretty frazzled having 3 kids 4 and under.  It's funny how your first kid seems so old at 1 -- Rex is still my little baby!  Part of that is because he's not interested in walking and does not have a single tooth!  I  just love it though. I want him to stay my little baby forever!   Happy Birthday Rex!