Oh, Deacon! How you've changed our lives so much in the last year! This little boy has brought so much joy, exhaustion, laughter, happiness, wonder, and suspense into our lives during his short little life. He is full of energy and loves to explore. He's our all-American B-O-Y!
Deacon started standing really well between 8 and 9 months. By 10 months he was taking small steps. And by his birthday, he was RUNNING. He's also figured out how to run away from us and is even sneaky enough to try and sneak away when no one is looking. He says "momma, dada, and 'oh' for 'uh-oh'." He's right on track developmentally, and is a little head in his motor skills (doesn't take a doctor to tell us that though!) He's our little eater and will eat almost anything we put in front of him. He's still nursing, but will probably be stopping that soon due to his awesome humor of biting mom. He loves his bottle, but is still having a hard time figuring out his sippy cup.
If he could talk, I guarantee he would say his best friend is his big brother! The two of them literally wrestle, and Deacon hangs in there. It's actually kind of scary because I try and tell Tim to be gentle (as he's jumping off the couch onto Deacon), but Deacon just laughs so it's hard for Tim to understand it's dangerous! They play really well together, and it's true that nothing makes a momma's heart happier than hearing her kids laughing together.
Deacon is a little cuddler and steals hearts everywhere. He walks up to both of his grandmas to be held and cuddled. Grandma Mel is especially in touch with when he wants a bottle. He seems to know that and almost always goes up to her around 10 am and starts whining for his bottle before his nap.
Deacon loves all things dangerous. His favorite thing is to stand on top of things like boxes or slides and clap his hands. He knows when I tell him it's "dangerous" and just laughs and laughs. He's also developed a cute little hitting habit. He winds up and slaps me. It's awesome... not! He loves to "get my nose" by biting it, and especially loves to eat toes. He gives high fives and gets the biggest grin while he does it.
Deacon loves having his baby cousins around, but still hasn't quite figured out how to be nice. He pulls on ears and faces, but luckily Karter has figured out how to do it back. Hopefully Chase learns to defend himself soon, too!
Deacon truly brings so much joy and happiness into our lives. I can't imagine life without him!
Deacon's nicknames: Deeks, Deeks-McGeeks, Squish, Brute, Stinkin
12 1/2 Months Stats
Weight: 22.44 lbs - 40%
Length: 29.25 inches - 26%
Head: 18.9 inches - 87%
His shots were so sad this time around. He's definitely old enough to get that "Why did you let them do that to me, momma?!" face. I totally betrayed him. Luckily he just cuddled right up and was fine after a minute or two. He's so sweet!
Deacon's birthday was super fun. Mel got him balloons and had all his presents wrapped for him when we got up. He was pretty scared of the presents apparently which is unusual for him. But how cute is that crying face?! He got an awesome Monster Truck and gas station and a Little People car tower. He loves ALL his gifts. So fun!
We did his cake smash at Grandma and Grandpa Frampton's a few days later. Oh my word, such a mess! But so fun!