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!


Launi said...

whoa, seriously?! i thought he was like 3 or 4 months old! that was a fast year! i'm glad he's a good baby for you! :)

Katie said...

He's adorable. I think we may need to fly Rex to NC when I have another baby. Maybe his awesomeness will pass to my offspring. What a great baby!

Butchike Bunch said...

Thanks for the great catch up... I was sad not knowing anything about little Rex. HE is adorable and yes don't rush any of his growing up along as it is happening way to fast. Also Happy Belated to you sweet Momma I was thinking of you and should have been in touch. I hope you got a date with your husband!! Love., Jenn

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

Rex! How did you get so old?! Fun to see all the pics--esp the pirate hat--yeah!

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

(Side note: I seriously just tried to prove I wasn't a robot 4 TIMES. So maybe am one, mememebotbot)

ec said...

ash! he is so cute. i think my fave picture is the one of him & kate. so so cute.

happy birthday rex!

Tiffany Johnson said...

You guys have such cute little kiddos. Thanks for living with us for a while, then leaving and never coming back to visit.. Psh!! :-) Just kidding. We really should get together sometime though.