Monday, October 30, 2006

Jaden 1 year old

Wow. Jaden has grown recently. Erin took him to the Dr. today for his one year baby checkup and he's now 32 inches long, which puts him in the 90-95 percentile. He's been at the 50th percentile for each of his previous appointments, which is why his weight being at 20 lbs and 12 ounces (20th percentile) is also shocking.

Now I have a tall and thin baby, as you have seen from some of his pictures it's true too, a lot of the baby fat is gone. Now he's walking across the room too. He surprised me yesterday by walking from in the toyroom back into the living room, turned the corner and kept going laughing about it all the way.

I think it's hilarious how all babies hold their arms up over their heads as they learn to walk. I tried walking around like that the other day for a little while and it felt very odd. It made me wonder if we could teach kids to swing their arms, if they would be able to balance themselves earlier.

My next big post will probably be about Halloween. It's coming tomorrow and the kids are coming with us to Sign language class for a party. Too bad there's not a sign for trick or treat, I'll just have to teach them to sign "Give me candy"