Thursday, February 19, 2009

"All About Adam" -- one year later!

It amazes me that this is the one year anniverary of Adam's blog (entry #157)! Writing a blog has been a wonderful & creative outlet for me and a great way to remember "the small things"... especially since I haven't really kept up with Adam's baby book (this is it!). Just for fun, here is a comparison list of Then (Feb. 2008) VS. Now (Feb. 2009):

Then:
The blog was called "Adventures in Adam Land" (my attempt at creativity)
Now:
The blog is called "All About Adam" (since it is... um... all about Adam... pun intended)! ;o)

Then:
Adam was 10.5 months old
Now:
Adam is 22.5 months old

Then:
Adam wore Pampers Swaddlers, Size 3. He wore size 6-12 month clothing but could still easily fit into 6-9 month or 9 month clothes.
Now:
Adam wears Pamper Swaddlers, Size 4. He wears size 2T shirts (he's skinny with a big buddha belly) and size 18-24 month pants. He can still wear some size 18 month pants/jeans -- depends on the brand (besides jeans, he can't fit into "The Children's Place" pants, regardless of the size. He fits into their shirts, pajamas and jeans perfectly, though. Go figure).

Then:
Adam crawled & cruised everywhere
Now:
Adam walks & runs everywhere

Then:
Adam's favorite thing was his doggy -- he only had one (the original Gund Spunky that he got as a present when he was born)
Now:
Adam's favorite things are his doggies -- he now has five Gund Spunky dogs, in all sizes as well as "White Doggy", "Grandma Doggy", "Other Baby Doggy", & "Brown Doggy". It's really hard for my mom and I not to buy Adam stuffed doggies when we see them since he truly lights up when he sees a dog... stuffed or real. :)

Then:
Adam drank about 30 oz. of Nutramigen formula in his "Born Free" bottles & 2 jars of baby food (if we were lucky) a day; possibly 1 "YoBaby" yogurt
Now:
Adam refuses to drink/eat all milk products (including yogurt) and prefers apple & orange juice instead. He eats any/all "table food" now (except for the milk products) with his favorites being fruit and muffins (or, as he says, "The Muffin Man").

Then:
Adam was enrolled in JW Tumbles class for babies on the move and BabyGarten at the library (a class full of songs and books).
Now:Adam is enrolled in Gymboree for tots on the move as well as a Gymboree art class that he *loves*. In the past year he has also been enrolled in several other classes. These include Rhyme, Rhythm & Tune class at the library and Lil Kickers soccer program.

Then:
Adam had 2 playgroups a week... Monday's group consisted of Tomas, Benjamin, Addie, Nathan, Asha & Rylie. Tuesday's group consisted of Caylee, Parker, Sean, Seth & Grace.
Now:
Adam still has his Tuesday playgroup... same kids with some new additions: Baby Darden (Parker's little bro), Baby Emma (Caylee's little sis) as well as Riley, Elizabeth, Joseph & Baby Michael, Gabriel & Baby Dakota. Wow... our wonderful group has grown!

Unfortunately, since I work on Mondays, it is very difficult to meet everyone for playgroup even though we try to have an additional playgroup on a Tu. or Th. afternoon at least once a month (as well as montly Mom Night Outs!). In that playgroup, Rylie has moved away (we still miss her!) and Baby Andrew (Asha's little brother) have also joined us. Coming soon in the next six weeks... Nathan and Addie's little brothers! Can't wait to meet them! :)

Then:
Adam had 8 teeth (4 on the top, 4 on the bottom)
Now:
Adam has all his teeth, up to the 2 year molars (I can't even count how many!)

Adam brushing all those teeth!

Then:
Adam was an expert in babbling. He said "da da" frequently but only as a sound. He also said "ma ma ma ma" when he wanted my attention but never just said the simple, 2syllable "mama". He also was repeating the words "doggy" and "ducky" occasionally when I said them.
Now:
Adam is Mr. Chatterbox! I lost count of how many words he knows months ago... he seems to have quite the memory so once he learns a word, he remembers it. He talks in 4 or 5 word sentences most of the time. Just today he was saying "I was scared" (when talking about his haircut)& "Dada going to work" amongst other things. Oh... on another note: "Mama" is definitely his favorite & most used word! :o)

Then:
Adam was very mischievious and got into everything... blinds, laundry, etc.
Now:
Adam continues to have that mischievious sparkle in his eye. He truly gets into EVERYTHING now... and I mean EVERYTHING. I have to watch him AT ALL TIMES. Let's just say that a certain DVD button was pulled off the DVD just this morning when my back was turned. When I turned around he gave me a huge grin and said "LOOK WHAT ADAM DID!!!" -- his favorite phrase, of course. He was quite proud of himself... quite proud. Steven & I... not so proud.

Then:
Adam was the most precious & amazing little love who I thanked G-d every day for.
Now:
Adam continues to be the most precious & amazing little love who I continue to thank G-d every day for.

Adam at 10.5 months -- Feb. 2008

Adam at 22.5 months -- Feb. 2009

I am also so thankful for YOU... family, friends (both "In Real Life" and in "Cyberspace") & fans of Adam... who continue to read this blog & leave wonderful comments... Thank You SO Much! XOXO

4 comments:

McTriplet Mommy said...

Cutie-cutie-cutie-pie. :)

It's so "funny" that a year doesn't seem like long at all - my life last year wasn't so different than mine a year later... but when a year is HALF of your life, that's huge!!

I know I don't comment much - but read all of your blogs! LL is adorable. :)

XOXO,
Kara

Amanda said...

WOW, the changes in a year are amazing! And Adam has just gotten cuter! Great post :)

Hard to believe that a year ago I still had Brooklyn in my belly!

E, SS and the Little Man said...

"Look what Adam did!" Hilarious!

beth and melinda said...

what a great refelctions