Guyon – 13 months

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How Big Are You?

What’s Your Temperament?
This month has been hard on you. You are cutting some teeth and they have made you fussy, snotty and whiny, especially in the afternoon. You seemed to come out of it towards last week though.

What Are You Eating?
Everything! Sometimes I wonder if you have a hollow leg! At dinner, it seems like we can never give you enough food. You also have figured out that if you don’t like something you do 1 of 2 things. You either spit the food back out gently or you throw it on the floor.

You now only drink out of your straw cups and you don’t seem to be dribbling as much out of your mouth as you used to around your birthday.

What Are you Sporting?
Still rocking your 12 month pants but only because mom doesn’t want to buy you all new pants. Everything else is either 18 months or 18-24 months.
You wear number 4 diapers at daycare and at night time. You are still rocking your cloth diapers at home at night and on the weekends.

How Are You Sleeping?
When daddy is gone, you are sleeping through the night like a champ. Sometimes you wake up but not very often. You also fall asleep on your own in your bed like a pro. The only night we had problems with you was when we put you to bed early for throwing your dinner all over the floor. You didn’t like that at all and it took you 2 hours to cry it out that night.

Guyon Likes + Dislikes:
– Crawling really fast
– Trying to open doors

– Teething (MOLARS! AH!)
– Being put to bed early for throwing food.

Fun Moments, Favorite Notes, Guyon Quirks + Milestones:
– Now you drink from a straw cup
– More weeks without daddy!
– Cheered on Purdue in the Tournament
– St. Patrick’s Day and jumping in bed at daycare – March 17th
– Winter Cruise with the Yacht Club to Winterthur – March 25th
– Pooped in the bath for the first time – March 25th
– Played at the park (1st time) – March 27th
– Protested wearing pants at daycare
– We all wore blue stripes.
– Fussy weekend full of teething!
– What I want to be when I grow up – April 4th
– First steps at daycare – April 5th
– Kite Festival – April 8th
– Cut bottom molars – April 9th
– Walked enough for mom to get video – April 11th
– Said “Mama” – April 11th (FINALLY!!!!)
– Medicine for breathing problems – April 12th
– 1st time in the Infant C room at daycare – April 12th
– Climbed the stairs for the first time – April 13th

Where I am with you…

Guyon – 1 year!


How Big Are You?
24lbs 7oz
30 inches long
46 cm for your head

What’s Your Temperament?
You have been a little more fussy this month, mainly due to ear infections and sickness. You still are a good little guy though. You are so flexible and do pretty much anything we take you to do. You always have a smile on your face and laugh a lot. Most people say that you are a joy to be around and that you are a good little boy.

What Are You Eating?
You still eat like a champ. You are doing a much better job of picking up, tearing big pieces into smaller pieces, and chewing your food up.

You are such a good boy when we go out to dinner too. We don’t go out that often but you are typically a very good little boy when we do.

A normal day consists of….
Feed from mommy when you wake up.
7-8am – Cereal and Cheerios transitioning more away from cereal these days and more fruit and Cheerios
9-Noon – Drink cold cup of milk
Noon – Lunch time
1-5pm – Cold cup of milk and small snack
5pm – Dinner
7pm – Feed from mommy and bedtime

What Are you Sporting?
You wear mostly 18 month clothing these days with a few 24 months thrown in there.
You wear number 3 or 4 size diapers when at daycare and at night. You still wear your cloth diapers at home.

How Are You Sleeping?
You still seem to wake up occasionally at night time and there have been a couple of times this month that you really wore mommy and daddy out getting up at night. Since you got your tubes though you are starting to sleep longer at night time.

Your naps are getting shorter though. We are lucky to get two 45 minute naps out of your but then other times you surprise us and you sleep for a couple of hours.

Your bedtime routine really does help you even when we traveled. Typically we follow the same routine each night:
Brush your teeth
Story time

Guyon Likes + Dislikes:
– Crawling really fast
– When the front door is open
– Steak, Chicken, and potatoes
– Stacking blocks
– Knocking blocks or towers over
– Opening and closing books

– Teething
– Being sick

Fun Moments, Favorite Notes, Guyon Quirks + Milestones:
– Dressed to impress for Valentines’ Day (my first Valentines’ Day)
– On the move everywhere!

– Started drinking more consistently from a cup
– Visited Strasburg for opening weekend
– Celebrated Fairy Tale week at Daycare
– Uncle Same came to visit. His visit included an early birthday celebration since Uncle Sam was in Scotland, working for your birthday.
DSC_6365 DSC_6382 DSC_6400 – Built train layouts with Uncle Sam and Daddy
– Stayed up SUPER late the night before your tubes so that you would sleep on the way down there and not get too hungry.
Untitled – Visited with a 2nd ENT, went to the doctor for a physical, and had tubes put in all in one week. This was right before you got your tubes.
Untitled Untitled – Added two more states to your growing list. You visited Illinois (the airport) and Iowa. You did not feel very well while we traveled.

– You started pointing at things. You also discovered your new favorite game. You touch your finger to someone else’s finger and electricity transfers from your finger through the other person.
– Grandma, Grandpa, and Great Grandpa came to visit. Uncle Andrew and his girlfriend, Allie, came to visit as well.
– Celebrated Grandma’s birthday too.
– You met the Owen family
– We celebrated your birthday a couple of days early.
Where I am with you…

Getting a Christmas Tree and Meeting Santa

This past weekend we went to get our Christmas tree. Wow, so much more of an adventure with a little one! It was a little cold but we found one after a little searching. We had a little bit more of a difficult time than what we thought we would.
Then we went to meet Santa! Guyon did so well and didn’t scream but did try to pull Santa’s beard off a couple of times.

First Train Ride

A couple of weekends ago we took Guyon to ride his first train. We spent the morning visiting the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and then rode the Strasburg Railroad in the afternoon.

Sean was super excited for this visit because Engine 460 was making its debut after being restored over a six year period of time. In honor of its debut, the Pennsylvania Heritage unit was also visiting and we were able to get up close and personal with an engine that runs on the rails today. It was really cool!
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It also happened to be right before Veteran’s Day. In the aisle ways around the trains, there were displays of war memorabilia and people dressed in period clothing. It was a neat display. After the museum, it was off to ride the train.
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Guyon loved it! So did his daddy and his grandpa! I am sure we will do many more of these in the future!
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We got Guyon his first wooden train too while we were visiting. He seems to really like to play with it.