Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Year At A Glance

I think I've said this a thousand time in the last several weeks, but I really and truly can not believe Bryson is one. Michael and I both have absolutely loved every second of this past year with our sweet boy.

Let's take a little blast into the past and re-live this past year with Bryson....

Birth Day-
December 21, 2009 8:09 AM
After 5 hours of labor and 8 minutes of pushing, we welcomed John Bryson Fant to this world!
7.11 lbs, 20.5 inches long

He was the most precious and perfect baby I had ever seen. He fit in our arms like he was created to be held and rocked in them forever.

Bryson celebrated his 1st Christmas, he was sleping 3-4 hours at night, loved tummy time, was nicknamed the poop-inator since we were changing wet and poopy diapers upwards of 20 times a day, saw snow for the first time, loved to cuddle and would take almost all of his naps on Mommy or Daddy's chest

He started making the funniest facial expressions and we would spend hours just watching him squench his face while he slept, saw snow so many times we lost count (this is crazy considering we're in TX. Unheard of, actually), refused his paci, upgraded to his crib in his own room, rolled over, started smiling intentionally, and was mommy and daddy's pride and joy

Became a pro at rolling from front to back, started babbling nonstop, Mommy went back to work and Mimi watched Bryson, started getting better at taking bottles, begain his 3 month bout with (undiagnosed) Colic or some sort of terrible gas/tummy pains at night, took his first road trip to Mimi and Papa's lake, got comments about how happy and easy he was when we were out and about, liked to lock his legs and stand while cooing and smiling, really started swinging at his hanging toys, and loved being held facing out so he could take in everything around him.

Realized there is no need for a paci when you can suck on your toes, loved to bounce like a mad man in his Jumper, started sleeping from 8-6, but still had terrible gas problems most nights, still woke up a few times in the middle of the night because of tummy issues, nursed 3-4 times and pumped 3 times, played with Mimi during the week while Mommy went to work, went to Aunt Reb and Uncle Ben's wedding and may or may not have screamed through the whole reception, rolled from back to front, and was visited by lots of Easter bunnies

Bryson started getting super active and rolled around all over the place to get to what he wanted, sat up by himself for the first time, decided he didn't like his carseat (thankfully that was a very short phase), nursed 3-4 times a day and pumped 3 times, played with Mimi while Mommy was at work, still woke up a few times a night because of gas, took a road trip to Granbury to see Michael's grandparents, took family pictures, started giggling often

B started eating solid foods, rice cereal and oatmeal, went swimming for the first time, really started interacting with Orion, started waking up so much more at night because of gas and was diagnosed with "silent reflux" (which didn't last long), loved going out in his stroller and taking in the world, I got off for the Summer and stayed home with him (ahhh, bliss!), nursed 4-5 times a day and stopped pumping (hooray!!), started crawling consistently, went to Mimi and Papa's lakehouse for the 4th, went on the boat, started opening and closing all of his drawers in his room, started pulling himself up to standing, went swinging for the first time, was just a super happy giggly baby like always!

B started crawling super fast, making the goofiest and loudest noises, pulled up on anything and everything and started taking some steps while holding our hands, took his first bubble bath in the sink, started sleeping muuuch better at night, loved to giggle at Orion, B took his first trip to a casino, rode a carousel horse,
really started liking books and turning the pages, we had to baby-proof the house, nursed 5-6 times a day, started formula in cereal, Bryson had his baby dedication, Bryson and I went dairy-free in hopes to soothe his gas problem (which didn't last long), still made grunting silly noises, and was SO much fun!
B started waving, motioning what he wants with a "come here motion, let go and would stand on his own, started saying "dada" and "hi", cut 4 teeth in 2 weeks, started day care since mommy had to go back to work, got sick for the first time, started formula bottle at day care, nursed 2-3 times a day, ate Puffs like a champ, went to my cousin's wedding in Houston, started cruising, went to the ER for dehydration, loved to open and close doors and cabinets, laughed, giggled and smiled more than anything :)
Was nicknamed "spider monkey" at daycare, calls Orion "dah", had separation anxiety from mommy and daddy to the max, stopped nursing :( , all of his tummy issues compltely went away!!, walked all over the place holding on  with one hand, started pointing to everything, climbed on evrything-even up on the coffee table, started walking with a push toy, ate dirt, went to the Fair. :)
B started playing chase while crawling, gave high fives, upgraded to his big boy car seat, took his first steps (up to 5), started sleeping on a pillow, got his first haircut, ate his first chocolate bar, celebrated halloween as Super-Baby, spent the night with Grandma and Papa, went to Aunt Jenny and Uncle Brandon's wedding, ate cake and danced with Mommy!
11 Months
Bryson proved to be more active than ever, started walking consistently, climbed into the dryer, immitated everything Michael and I did, moved up to the 12-18 month room at school, started drinking from a sippy cup, switched completely to table food, babbles like he's trying to save the world, loved going to the park and playing outside, played peek-a-boo with anything he could find, had his 1st birthday party, and froze to death waiting for Daddy to finish his marathon.

12 Months
Turned ONE year old!!
Oh, Bryson, you are such a fun, happy precious boy!! I can't even imagine how wonderful year two is going to be after this amazing year!! We love you so so much!!


  1. Great post!! I can't believe their toddlers now! Happy 1 year, Bryson. :)