On this date one year ago, God entrusted us with the most precious and wild spirited little boy, Isaac. He was in such a rush to join our family that the doctor almost didn’t make it in time to deliver him and he hasn’t slowed down yet! Within twelve short months he has gone from an average 7lbs. 15oz. to a whopping 27lbs and has had many milestones along the way!
Around March our lives got much busier then they already were as Isaac became mobile. Along with his new found crawling ability, he also became our human vacuum cleaner! No bug in his path was safe! I have had to really step up my cleaning efforts with him around!
Despite every effort on my part to have his first word be mama, he said dada when he was six months old which made his daddy extremely happy. Shortly after that, when I would say mama and he would shake his head no and say “dada” and giggle.
He finally cut a few teeth around seven months old and was most excited when we began introducing real foods after his nine month check up. He was so excited that he didn’t want to wait on us to introduce some foods! He learned to pull up and after that Henry’s lunch was never safe! We have found him many times under the kitchen table enjoying any leftovers he can find!
These past couple of months he has been pulling up and walking while holding on to things and here recently he has gained a little confidence and started to let go to take a few steps. His favorite part of his new trick is that everyone claps for him. He loves it so much that he now claps for himself constantly.
Isaac’s name means “he laughs” and I am pretty sure that is the perfect name for him! He is always laughing at something. He has brought so much joy to our family. I can’t even imagine our lives before he arrived. Henry told me when Isaac was born that Stephen and I were the boss, he was the apple and Isaac was the sauce. He was absolutely right. Our family just wouldn’t have been complete without the sauce!
This past year has certainly been a busy one and I can’t believe it has flown by so fast. However, a part me feels like Isaac has been in our family forever. He is definitely my little wild man. Always climbing on something or getting in to whatever he can reach, but I wouldn’t trade him for anything in world! I can’t wait to see what the next year holds! Happy First Birthday, little man!