>> Monday, January 19, 2015 – Deacon Daniel
I can't believe we're here, it is blowing my mind that we've arrived at 11 months with our boy! I've been playing the "last year at this time" game a lot, as the weather is having a beautiful snap, and it had a nice snap last year about this time and thus, a lot of memories are coming back. I keep telling Evan, "I can't believe we didn't know Deacon last year at this time, didn't even know his name."
It's nice to have him here, and to not be gigantic this year, and to not be filled with worry.
We mostly have peaceful days, although at mealtime, we tend to have a lot of food fights. It's my fault, I'm overly paranoid about choking and didn't give Deacon enough textures or lumps early on. So now he's totally a smooth food snob and rejects any and all lumps. On Friday we had dinner with our friends who have a boy one month older than Deacon. That baby ate a taco, Deacon ate pureed smooth mush. We're working on it. He's getting a little better everyday, and even ate toast for the first time yesterday. You can almost always find dried food behind his ears- he takes his sticky fingers and grabs his ears in an attempt to disappear (or so it appears).
Deacon loves to walk/run with his walker, and seems to be itching to walk on his own. I'm fine with him taking a while longer, he's already too fast for me!
I can't believe we've almost made it a whole year!