Oh, Felix....I am almost a month late! Good thing once you're one, you stop counting by months! 😝
Felix is one, and it already feels like he's one of the other kids. He has ditched his bottle (I think it took us about 2 weeks to use up the formula), and is eating the same things that his siblings eat at meals. I haven't figured out his style yet, though, because sometimes he's a good eater and other times he isn't. One thing that he does consistently, though, is that he spits out whatever is in his mouth if he sees something else. So we have to either put all of the meal on his tray at the beginning, or wait until he's swallowed what ever is in his mouth before presenting him with another bite, because he will spit out anything in his mouth to make room for something new (even if it's another bite of the same food). I feel like another one of the kids did that, but I can't remember which one. It's messy!
Felix doesn't really play with toys, as he finds doors, drawers, and cabinets much more fulfilling. Any door/drawer that is open, he closes; and any door/drawer that is closed, he opens. He doesn't like being contained, and no toys or items can distract him enough to keep him from grunting his displeasure. He doesn't like being held, either. He must be free, and he must be opening or closing a drawer or door--or he'll let you know all about it!
Felix is saying quite a few words. He says "dada," "Astrid," "outside," "cracker," "night night," "yaya," "da-chen" (Gretchen), "ball," "bubba," and "YES." Still can't/won't/doesn't say "mama" though! What a stinker!
Felix likes to laugh, and thinks we all are hilarious. He also is quick to let you know when he's not happy with something. He loves to play outside, and enjoys following his siblings around. He likes to pet the dogs, and is good at giving hugs and kisses.
Felix has 4 teeth (front top and bottom), and is sitting pretty solidly in 12-18 month size clothes. He's also bumped shoe sizes up to size 5--which is handy, because Holt was already 2 before he was in that size, so there are plenty of options for Felix to choose from!
I haven't decided if I'm going to try and move Felix into his regular bed around 15 months like all of the other kids. Since there's not another kid behind him, we don't need the crib. And his and Holt's room is also upstairs--so there's a lot of opportunity for him to get into trouble without us being able to get to him quickly. I guess only time will tell!
Happy Birthday, Felix! What a fantastic year this has been to enjoy you and watch you grow!