(written September 25th)
Height: 31 inches (95.3%)
Weight: 19 pounds 6 ounces (21.6%)
Head Circumference: 18 inches (69.05%)
Clothing size: 9-12 month pants, 9-12 month onesies, and both 9-12 and 12-18 month jammies (although the latter are still a little long).
Teeth: She now has teeth G, F, E, D, O, P, N, Q, and L, but I can see/feel parts of the other three molars coming in already! (dental chart) She’s had a couple middle-of-the-night wake-ups this week and I’m attributing it to all those teeth.
Eating: She loves bananas, strawberry yogurt, cheese, cucumbers, cold pizza, corn, green beans, pasta (with or without tomato sauce), chili, and soup. Although I’d rather her not eat too many of these, she still loves graham crackers, wheat crackers and cheesits. This month, we went from nursing about 4 times a day down to 3 (morning, before afternoon nap, and before bed). Words: Over the past few days, “Daddy” has become very clear and she probably says it more than anything else. Her second most-used word is “puppy”… but it sounds more like “doggy” (we only call Jax a puppy, so it’s kind of strange that she says it that way). “Mama” is a less-frequently-heard word.
Favorite things: She’s obsessed with stuffed animals (and will even steal mine), but Kitty is still her very favorite. She likes rocking on her horsey all by herself, playing with her baby friends (although maybe not sharing with them), pulling the containers out of the cupboard, playing with her number puzzle, riding in the stroller, swinging, throwing the ball for Jax, dancing, and any kind of phone/device with a touchscreen. She also likes splashing in the tub now!
Dislikes: Getting her diaper changed.
Sleep: Still taking two naps that are each about 2 hours long (usually around 9 am and 2 pm). Bed time is between 6 pm and 7:30 pm and she is usually awake for the day between 6 and 6:30 am.Milestones, etc.: – We switched her over to the “big girl” (a.k.a. convertible) car seat this month. She looks so much more comfortable and doesn’t fuss as much about getting in the car now.– She’s started playing “phone” by holding any object up to her ear (which is also interesting because we talk on speakerphone about 90% of the time).
-She’ll take maybe 5 steps at a time on her own! I think she could walk more, but she’s just afraid so she still holds on to us or furniture.
– She’s an expert climber and can get herself on top of the couch or ottoman. When she’s in her playpen, she’s constantly trying to stand on one of her toys to be taller.
– She constantly does “squats” and has very good control of her balance.
– She gives SO MANY KISSES!
– She recognizes objects (if I say “where’s your horsey?” she’ll crawl over to it!)
– She imitates us a lot now (shaking her head no, clapping, turning her head sideways, etc.)
I loved you one year ago, but with each passing day, you steal a little more of my heart. You have grown from a baby into such a wonderful little girl. You’re smart, funny, beautiful, and a little bit crazy (I’d like to think you get that from your mama). I hope you never let the world tell you who you should be, because you are perfect, just the way you are. I love you so much, Baby Bird. You are our little miracle.