Monday, July 19, 2010

Belatedly, Happy Birthday Ev!

Ahem. I'm kind of posting this today so that I can at least say that we didn't let a whole two months go by between posts. Those months have been quite full of Matt wrapping up his school year, preparing for our Epic Road Trip, undertaking our (four week!) Epic Road Trip and, now, recuperating from said travels. In the midst of all of that, of course, we celebrated the joyous occasion of Evan's first birthday. I still think of him as "the baby" or "my baby," but I can now say things like I have a four- and a one-year-old. And that's just crazy.

For now, let me just promise more details soon and offer pictures from Evan's first first birthday celebration (on his actual birthday, 6/28) in Kentucky, which was right at the midpoint of our big trip. There was another celebration in Louisiana with the Walsh side of the family about ten days later. So we did celebrate in a timely, albeit protracted, fashion. And in some ways I think that's really quite fitting for our fun, adaptable little guy.

I can also share Evan's one-year-old stats, as we did manage to make it to his twelve-month check-up the day after we returned home. He's doing great and grew an inch and a half since we last saw the doctor three months ago. Interestingly, he didn't gain any weight. We knew he'd been slimming down, losing some of his many baby rolls, but I was at least surprised that he hadn't gained anything. So all that means he weighed 25 lbs. 9 oz. (80th percentile) and measured 30.5 inches long (50th percentile). His doctor was totally fine with his weight, even remarking that she had expected this plateau to happen. He certainly is moving a lot these days, including climbing onto anything he can reach! Oh, there's so much more to say about him, but I think I'll do that later when I have more time to write and discuss his development in tandem with sharing about our traveling adventures, which were really wonderful.

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