Oh How Time Flies , Phoenix Aion's First Birthday is Here!

The days are so long, but the years seem so short. 
A quote has never seemed so true as it does today.  It's hard to believe a year ago today we were pacing the floors of a Hospital room prepping for your birth, the nerves the excitement were unreal. Now 365 days later we are here celebrating that very day and all the days in between! It's been everything we wished for & more. ALOT LOT more. You are a trip baby boy, you make everyday an adventure and Mommy's blood pressure always through the roof. You definitely are a baby bird & this year you flew you took flight faster than we ever thought you could. You have amazed us all and have us all wrapped around those long little fingers or yours and those deep baby blues. Today we will celebrate everything YOU.

Month ONE & TWO RECAP

The Day our lives changed forever.
This little man came into the world weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz. and at 19 inches long.
He fought hard for 6 days in the NICU.We lived his first 2 weeks of life out of Airbnb's and hotel rooms in Michigan.
But at just 2 days old he was lifting his head and in love with tummy time
at 30 days old he started rolling over. at one moth he was smiling. 
At a month and a couple days he met his best friend Chaos. he started cooing instead of just crying
At 6 weeks he started trying to hold his bottle. he ditched disposables and went to cloth diapers ( FLUFF LOVE!)
At 8 weeks I still pee on daddy sometimes :D  I really just want Mommy to hold me constantly.
Month THREE RECAP
He loves to just roll over , over and over.
He coos and talks and talks & gets quite irritated when you don't talk back.
He giggles and laughs , mostly in the mornings, He just LOVES 5AM! Mommy, not so much!
All he wants to do is sit up , look around and not lay down! 
He wants to stand and watch everything around him and you would think he was 6 months old not 3 with the way he acts!
He blows bubbles and sucks his thumb.
MONTH FOUR RECAP
He holds his bottle (when he's not being lazy)
He rolls and rolls
He's trying to crawl
He's found his peepee when he's naked (not so joyous for mommy)
He's cutting teeth like crazy
He only gets up 3 times a night now instead of you know like 8! 
He giggles, and talks
He kind of sits up, but gets too excited and flops ! 
He LOVES to make raspberries
and roll his tounge

MONTH FIVE RECAP
LOVES to be scared
Can sit up til he gets excited!
Scoots along the floor like he wants to crawl but is too lazy
Is only up 3 times a Night WOOHOO! 
Is getting amazing hand motor skills . grabbing chaos' ears nose and mouth all day!
Loves to stand and bounce, bounce bounce!
Loves music , ESPECIALLY Moana!
weighs 15lbs :]
Screams to show he'shappy, sad, mad or excited.
Throws his toys & expects us to pick them up
LOVES Peek-a-boo with mommy

 MONTH SIX RECAP
-Started eating baby food!
- Sits up by himself! 
- Talks our ears off! 
-Scoots across the floor everywhere
-holds everything and grabs everything! 
- Knows his name ! & responds!
- sleeps by himself! & is only up 2 times a night! 
- Loves Peek a Boo

MONTH SEVEN RECAP
Started WAVING!
Crawling!
He says Mama
& baba
he's said da but doesn't seem to want to give that much of a go yet! 
He now pulls the dogs tails and hopes they will pull him around the house
He can pull himself into a sitting position
Shakes his head no when I try to feed him

MONTH EIGHT RECAPS
Pulling up on everything!
Walking around the edges of the room! 
climbing ! 
I have 2 teeth & 2 more coming in!
tries to feed himself with his spoon & does decent!
Eating puffs now!
Self soothes to sleep!
LOVES I MEAN LOVES Christmas Music

MONTH NINE & TEN MILESTONES
Celebrated my first Christmas!
Played in my first snow storm!
I started walking on January 7th 2018 - Though I only do it when I want to
I learned how to climb,moving my toys to things to  climb them
I have 6 teeth! with the cutest gap everrrrrrr!
I am shoved up mommy's butt
I LOVE avacados more than anything though french toast sticks are life!
I haven't found a food I don't like yet
I spend lots of time playing in my room with the family!
I STILL can't say dada , though I shake my head no, say uh uhh, mhmmm and yell at the dogs.
I LOVE bath time but hate clothes
My best friend is the broom.... I take it everywhere.

MONTH ELEVEN RECAP
Touch number 7 has cracked the surface and shown its face
he walks around the whole house now no holding him back at all!
He LOVES anything in a tumbler but specifically my herbalife shakes
he says dada and Hi and bye while waving.
He sleeps through the night more often then not & I still wake up and check on him anyway
Blueberries & avacados are still his favorite
he loves to sweep its the cutest!
He hasn't had a bottle since he was 10 months old and hes done amazing transitioning
He tells lots of stories & loves to hear people read to him! He even brings you the book!
He LOVES to sing & dance especially with mom.
He still hates the car with a passion. So thats fun!

& FOR WHAT WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR, OR DREADING IF YOU KNOW YOUR MOM OF THE LITTLE GUY TURNING ONE.
MILESTONES FOR 12 MONTHS-- ONE YEAR
7 teeth - eighth on the way
Running & climbing everywhere.
I'm a daredevil and like to scare the shit out of my family
Tried lots of new food! REALLY loved stir fry & lo mein
Say yes and no, nods and shakes head
DANCES!!!! & does squats!