Monday, July 6, 2009
In typical second child fashion, I am a weeks late in Corbin's 1 year post! I hope he forgives me for spending time with him instead of blogging about him. :)
My baby turned one on the 24th of June. I can't believe he's been apart of our lives (outside the womb) for over a year now.
Corbin has developed into quite the charmer. He's known as "the smiling" baby at our pediatricians office and often gets praised on his laid back behavior. Which I know is only to get me comfortable and catch me off guard when the 2s start. Hehe.
He is the family comedian lately, often performing various "shows" for laughs. Playing peek-a-boo with himself or putting random things on his head (anything from puffs to toys), he'll do anything for a laugh. The minute you laugh at something he adds it to his repertoire of hilarious antics and he'll bust it out randomly days later for attention.
I've yet to cut off his long locks like I did with Hayden. I know the minute I do, my baby will be gone and he'll instantly be replaced with a little boy. So he'll have to make do with my "trims" until I'm ready to let go. (When he's 30).
He's not walking or even cruising yet. With Corbin, I've learned he does everything at his own pace. And no amount of rushing him is going to change it. Luckily he came second into this family, so I've learned to chill out a bit in the short two years his older brother has been around.
He LOVES his older brother - you never seem them far apart, Corbin makes sure of that. And whatever Hayden thinks is funny, Corbin is quick to back him up - even if funny means Hayden bonking Corbin with a toy.
He's a tough kid - he has to be with an older brother like Hayden. No amount of shoving or pushing can get him down. He holds his own with the older kids too. We had a 3 year old over last week and when she tried to push him out of the way - he pushed her right back and squawked at her! He banged on her until she got out of his way. That's my boy. ;)
There's not much that can get him down, but he's not all sugar and spice. He doesn't ask for much but what he does ask for, he wants done HIS way. Bottle MUST be ready and waiting when he wakes up. And some days he wakes up and just wants his momma, and that day gets designated as a "Corbin Day" with lots of snuggles and holding.
He hates baby food and getting him to eat it has become a real pain in my day. The kid will eat paper and pennies, but not baby food with any chunks in it. He LOVES puffs, teething biscuits, crackers, slices of apple, bread - basically anything you can chew on.
He's a major couch potato and is in awe of any TV if it is turned on. I've never seen a kid so enthralled with a documentary on PBS. He seriously will watch anything.
He's never slept in a crib, and maybe a year ago I would have been shocked by that. He's strictly a pack-n-play baby and as soon as he's ready he'll be in a real bed. He's been a great sleeper from 3 months on - something I continue to be thankful for.
I can't believe my tiny baby who slept curled up on my chest for 3 weeks is now a year old. He's still a little guy, weighing only 18 lbs 3 oz and 29 1/2 inches. But he has a BIG personality to make up for it.
I can't wait to see how that personality blossoms. I love you Corbin!!