Today is Sammy's first birthday! Holy crap, where has the time gone? No, really, I'd like to know who's responsible for switching my tiny little baby with a pseudo-toddler. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I finally got around to writing and posting Sammy's birth story, which you can read by clicking here.
It seems like so much has happened since the last monthly update; Sammy cut a fourth bottom tooth, bringing his total count to eight. He is now comfortably walking across the room although he prefers to crawl most of the time because it's faster. Sammy is saying the following words: mama, dada, daddy, kitty (though it sounds more like giddy), hi, and uh-oh; the last one is by far the cutest, as he says it when he drops something. My brother also swears up and down that Sammy said "dog," but since I wasn't there to hear it, I'm not counting it just yet. Sammy is awesome at mimicking sounds and can hiss like a snake, moo like a cow and baa like a sheep. He also loves to make "vrrrrrrooooooom" noises whenever he's playing with his toy cars.
An interesting recent development is hugging. Sammy will now crawl or walk over to me, climb into my lap, throw his arms around my neck and shoulder, and burrow his head into my neck, all while drooling on me the whole time. This warms the very cockles of my heart--minus the drool, of course. He's also become very clingy with me and will cry if I leave the room but he usually gets over it pretty quickly; hopefully this is a stage that just happened to coincide with Captain Husband's visit home.
CH and I are taking him in for his one-year well-baby checkup later today and will get all of his vital stats then, but I'm going to guess that he's pushing 27 pounds. Sammy wears mostly 24-month clothing with a few 2Ts thrown in there for good measure. The kid also has huge feet--he's currently rocking a size six and a half. He sure does take after his mama.
And just for fun, here's a video that was taken moments after Sammy's birth; in case you're wondering why I'm going on and on about Sammy being number one, it's because a women in the room next door to me was having a son and naming him Sammy, too. Nothing like a little friendly competition to speed labor along.