What a Difference a Year Makes

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Judah is really and truly a one year old! For his first birthday a few weeks ago, I started compiling several photos taken of him in the last couple of months and paired them with similar photos from when he was still just a newborn. Seeing all these moments side by side has been remarkable – there really is no denying that our little baby isn’t such a baby anymore and our little 12 month old is well on his way to toddlerhood.

What a difference a year makes, indeed.

  • Side By Side By Judah

    Side By Side By Judah

    Judah has been growing like a weed. When we see him every day, sometimes it’s hard to notice just how dramatic the changes can be, as these side-by-side photos over Judah’s last 12 months.

  • No More Newborn Face

    No More Newborn Face

    For a long time, I worried if Judah would ever crawl; he hated tummy time (the photo on the left is a rare tummy time moment not spent pitching a fit); we can barely keep up with him now. It’s amazing to see the changes in his face between these two pictures.

  • The Incredible Shrinking Crib

    The Incredible Shrinking Crib

    When we first put Judah in his crib, it looked so huge because he was so little. Now, Judah greets us every morning standing and bouncing and it won’t be long now before we’ll have to remove the side and convert it into a toddler bed.

  • An Armful of Joy

    An Armful of Joy

    The picture on the left was taken when Judah was just one month old, two days after he had gotten out of the hospital. Now, when he cuddles with dad, he’s practically the size of his daddy’s torso!

  • Rub a Dub Dub in the Tub

    Rub a Dub Dub in the Tub

    Judah’s very first sink bath at left: he was so tiny and we were so afraid of him slipping we had him sitting on a giant sponge! At right, Judah is a pro at bath time: our biggest challenge is getting him to stay on his tush instead of trying to crawl around in the water!

  • Cuddles and Snuggles

    Cuddles and Snuggles

    The photo on the left was taken at his three month checkup; the photo on the right, when he was just 11 months old. We’re lucky that Judah still likes to cuddle and snuggle when he’s all tuckered out – we know that won’t last much longer!

  • Exploring the World Around

    Exploring the World Around

    Judah is perpetually curious about the world around him. At left: six months old, just before Hallloween. At right, just a few weeks ago. I love helping him explore his world.

  • Up in the Air

    Up in the Air

    The difference in Judah’s face between six months (left) and just ten months (right) is incredible! He’s got so much more hair now!

  • Established Foodie

    Established Foodie

    For a while, Judah was just a budding foodie, trying all sorts of new tastes and textures, like his rice cereal (left) at about five months old. The photo on the right? Judah couldn’t eat his fried fish bites fast enough on a weekend day trip to Kittery Point, Maine!

  • Beach Day

    Beach Day

    Judah first got his taste of the salt sea air when he was five months old; he wasn’t terribly impressed. When we took him to the beach for Memorial Day weekend, he couldn’t crawl to the waves fast enough!

  • Big Steps

    Big Steps

    Judah wasn’t so keen to dip his toes in the sand when he was five months old (left); now he loves when we take “walks” in the grass.

  • He's Got a Ticket to Ride

    He's Got a Ticket to Ride

    The first time we strapped Judah into his car seat on his trip home from the hospital, we thought he looked like a tiny little doll! Now Judah rides in the car like a pro!

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