Height: 31 inches
Weight: 20 pounds 5 ounces
Clothing size: 9-12 month pants, 9-12 month onesies, and both 9-12 and 12-18 month jammies.
Teeth: Twelve! She now has teeth G, F, E, D, O, P, N, Q, L, S, B and most of I.
Eating: Her appetite has increased dramatically this month. I’m amazed at how much she can fit in that little tummy! Her favorite foods are: bananas, Cheerios covered with strawberry yogurt, cheese, cucumbers, pizza, pretty much any Mexican recipe, and chicken and dumplings. Michael sometimes shares his morning muffin with her, and she will do anything for a cheesit.
We’re still nursing three times per day. I tried to drop her down to two and substitute whole milk for the afternoon, but she’s just not ready (and honestly, I’m in no hurry, either). She would take sips of whole milk if she was thirsty and/or didn’t realize that that’s what was in her cup, but now she doesn’t want anything to do with it. Words: (from most-used to least-used) Daddy, Hi, Kitty, Mama. She also knows the sound a “horsey” makes (it involves a lot of spitting). Other than that, she does a whole lot of babbling.
Favorite things: Kitty is still number one! Other favorite toys include her ball-popper, pumpkins, her number puzzle, real keys, and all my food containers in the kitchen cabinets. She loves playing in the bathtub, listening/dancing to music, and giving the puppy his toys or bone. Daddy coming home is the best moment of her whole day.
Dislikes: Actually getting washed in the bath and being told “no”.
Sleep: Going to bed around 7 pm and waking up for the day between 6-7am. She still takes two naps, but they’ve moved around and been either longer or shorter than they used to be, depending on the day. Her schedule is less predictable right now, but it seems easier to move nap time around if we need to go out, etc.
Milestones, etc.: -WALKING! She hardly ever crawls anymore, which makes me a little sad (because it means all the “baby” things she used to do are slowly disappearing), but it’s so cute to see her toddling around. She was taking a few steps before her birthday, but now she can walk anywhere unassisted and doesn’t fall unless she tries to go too fast.
-She opens books and “reads” to us. It’s hilarious (and loud!)
-She’s started to “help” me. If she sees me putting something away, she’ll start doing it, too. She likes to help unload the dishwasher or put wet laundry in the dryer.
-Climbing has become an Olympic sport around here.
-Auntie Lelia taught her to color, and she loves it now. She makes so many pretty pictures!
-She throws the ball for Jax.
-She “feeds” us her food.
-If she sneaks into the bathroom without me noticing, she flushes the toilet!
-Anything and everything is a toy phone to her.
-She’s started to use objects the right way (i.e., she picks up a brush and combs her hair)!
I know I say this every month… but I. LOVE. YOU! You just keep blossoming into an even more amazing person each and every day. You have such zeal for life and all the little joys that come with it. You definitely keep your daddy and me laughing. You make the funniest faces and the loudest yells! You’re walking now, and you’re getting pretty fast. You’re friendly to everyone, and you like to cuddle when you’re sleepy.We love you to the moon and back, Baby Bird.