Baby’s First Year: By the Numbers

by Lara on August 15, 2013

Cake smash

40 weeks, 1 day

of pregnancy



hours of labor

all for


perfect baby boy

Baby's First Year:  By the Numbers


7 lbs, 1 ounce

Who, after


days, is now

19 lbs, 7.5 ounces


30 inches





Baby's First Year: By the Numbers

We got there with


nursing sessions (and going strong!),


bottles of pumped milk,

and very little sleep.

Your average sleep interval length?

2 hours and 45 minutes.


Average number of times you currently wake us each night.

7 hours.

Most time away from Mama.

Baby's First Year:  By the Numbers

6 days.

Most time away from Daddy.

Baby's First Year: By the Numbers


round-trip plane rides.


states you have visited: California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Texas.

Baby's First Year: By the Numbers


year of watching you smile, laugh, roll, crawl, cruise, walk, talk, and explore.






great-grandma, and

so many

aunts, uncles, and cousins

who adore you

(plus 2 dogs who are still a little unsure.)

Baby's First Year: By the Numbers

Thanks for a great


months, kiddo.

This post was inspired by fellow mama and Seattleite Emily.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessie August 15, 2013 at 9:18 am

Great tribute! But 2 hrs, 45 min sleep average??! Oh, I want to hug you! And 7 teeth! Lyric only had the 1…but it looks like she’ll have 16 by her second bday.


Lara August 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Thanks Jessie. Yeah, it’s been a brutal year for sleep. I still don’t know many other one-year-olds that sleep like he does. It’s been a big lesson in control for me!

Remind me when you are due again? So excited to meet baby #2!


Purelytwins August 15, 2013 at 9:37 am

love all the pictures 🙂


Lara August 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm



Emily Malone August 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Love it love it love it! Feels like I just wrote my own birthday post so recently, and here we are gearing up to do it again. Congrats to all three of you!


Lara August 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Thanks Emily, for being such a gracious sport with letting me emulate so much of your parent-related stuff (hospital, pediatrician, etc)! It’s so nice to have a trusted mom in the area who is ahead of the game with all these decisions and it has saved me a lot of trouble 🙂


Sabrina August 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm

OMG he’s up 3 times a night NOW? that totally sucks. how do you function?

I loved this post and love kid stats!


Lara August 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Ha! It’s not too bad, actually. My husband helps a lot and brings him to me, he nurses, and most nights he goes right back down. That was only in the last month, though. Before 11 months it was honestly still every 1-3 hours most nights. He’s super high needs at night 🙁


Stacy K. August 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Annnnd now I’m crying!!! When did these babies grow up to be such big boys? We are two months away and I’m already feeling so emotional.

What a touching tribute to a year of many firsts and emotions! You seriously have the patience of a saint, we still have rough nights, but I get frustrated by the end of the week. Thanks for sharing your life online, it’s been so fun to watch your G grow up into such a handsome redheaded little boy! He looks like he has so much spunk from all your photos and stories. You’ve been such a great resource and friend over the past year, thank you! I can’t wait to see what year two has in store for your family.


Lara August 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Aw, that’s so sweet. Thanks Stacy. It’s been so fun virtually sharing this year with you and our G’s!


Jenn (eating bender) August 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm

This is so wonderful! I just love seeing your love for G in all of these posts – it brings such a huge smile to my face. 🙂 Love all the pictures!


Lara August 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Aw, thanks Jenn 🙂


Heather August 17, 2013 at 6:24 pm

So so sweet! Happy Birthday G and congratulations to mommy and daddy. You all made it, and he’s doing so well. Hope this year is just as wonderful. I’ve really enjoyed reading about your journey as a mom this year!


Lara August 23, 2013 at 11:49 am

Thank you so much Heather!


Andrea@WellnessNotes August 27, 2013 at 11:20 am

Such a beautiful post!


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