All pictures by Avenue D Photography
General stats: Weight - 20 lbs, 8 oz, Height - 29 inches
She has grown 13 lbs, 12 oz and 11 inches this year!!
Movement: She is a major crawler & a major cruiser, but has yet to walk. I think she crawls too well & cruises too well when leaning on things! We try to stand her up & get her to walk to us, but she seems to just know that crawling is faster or she will reach out for the couch or the wall & then walk to us. She will stand on her own sometimes if distracted, like holding a toy with both hands, but as soon as she realizes she's not leaning on anything, she drops straight down. We've seen her stand on her own for about 10 seconds, but she won't do it very often. We're just waiting patiently for this, I guess!
Food: She eats anything & everything...except pasta. I have no idea why she doesn't like pasta! We've tried everything with no allergic reactions. She love pickles! And she eats black olives! Most days, she eats cheese, yogurt, whole wheat bread, chicken, black beans, prunes, applesauce, things like that. She's not picky at all, which is wonderful! She drinks about 2 1/2 cups of milk throughout the day in a cup with a straw. She also drinks water with a little juice in it. We do about 1 oz juice to about 6 or 7 oz water. We were doing just water until she got sick & we had to give her pedialyte. Now she wants flavor!! She's got that pincer grasp down great because she's picking up her food all the time - along with any little things she finds on the carpet. We're having to vacuum about every other day right now! No idea where the little fuzzies come from!
Teeth: She has 4 teeth on top and 2 teeth on bottom. We can see and feel a few others getting ready to come in, but nothing else has poked through just yet.
Talking: She says mama, dada, baba for bottle, up, hi, buh for book, and ow. She's said ball a few times, but not enough times for me to really put it on the list yet. And she's said uh oh a few times, but again, not consistently yet. She loves to babble all day! She's got her own little language going on & talks to us a lot like that!
Sleep: She sleeps about 11.5-12 hours a night (from about 7:30pm - 7:00/7:30am). She still naps twice a day, about 9:30/10:00am and then about 1:30pm. Sometimes she will try to refuse one of the naps, but I'm not quite ready to give in to that, so I let her stay in the crib & she usually ends up falling asleep for a little while.
Milestones: She doesn't point yet, but she gestures with her whole hand all the time at whatever she's looking at or what she wants. She turns the pages on her board books and likes to help turn the pages on regular books. She waves, gives high fives & claps all the time! Most of the time she will touch my nose when I ask her where mommy's nose is. We're working on cheeks, eyes and mouth. She LOVES to dance!! We have little dance parties all the time. And any time she hears music - on a commercial or a phone ring tone or anything - she dances! It's one of my favorite things. One of her favorite things lately is to take things out of containers and put them back in. She loves to dump out this basket of blocks & then put them all back in the basket. She will do it over & over. She also loves playing peek-a-boo.
Overall, she's beautiful & healthy & I'm even more in love with her than I was one year ago! Does each year just keep getting better?? I sure hope so because I'm loving it!! I'm going to post soon with her first birthday party pics!