Warning.... lots of baby book type details! :^)
My sweet little baby....you are ONE! How precious you are and what a joy it is watch you grow and change.
12 month stats:
Height: 30 1/2 inches (90%)
Weight: 25 lbs, 6 oz (95%)
Head Circumference: 46 cm (75%)
For the first time you actually lost a couple of ounces... all that scooching around and cruising. You got a clean bill of health and we chatted about all the things you are doing...
Here are some of them:
Movement: You can get into everything! You still get around with your funny leg/foot scooch. You are cruising and occasionally I'll catch you standing unsupported. I don't think you are in any hurry to up and start walking (and truth be known, I'm ok with that!). You love cruising around with your little doggie walk/push toy and Megan loves walking after you screaming, "look mommy, she can walk!"
Eating: (sigh) Well, we are working on weaning you and transitioning you to whole milk. You aren't fond of whole milk. So the Dr. recommended we get some Almond Milk to try. We'll see how that goes. But as long as you have food in front of you - you are happy. You sooo want to feed yourself with a spoon - and I have to admit that I'm dreading the mess so I've been hesitant. But, I think I'm going to have to just give in and let the mess happen and let you try to feed yourself yogurt and such to get that calcuim in you. You are pretty good about eating whatever we eat (better than Megan is on most days). But for some specifics....
What you currently love: watermelon, cantelope, bananas, honeydew, oranges, apples, chicken, turkey, ham, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, virtually all bread - but you especially love grilled cheese and anything from Chic-fil-a and Moe's. What you currently dislike: hotdogs (you got sick recently after eating a hot dog... and now wont touch them), peaches and pears (depends on the day), carrots, mac and cheese and fish.
Your Personality... you are a bit demanding. :^) Let's just say that when you want something and don't get it... you let us know you are displeased. You haven't actually said "no" yet - but you've demonstrated it. But you are also the biggest snuggler and lovebug. If I'd let you, you'd spend most of the day snuggled up in my lap and on my shoulder. You still don't like it when Mommy leaves you. The funniest thing to me is when the phone rings. You know that means that Mommy is going to run to get the phone (in another room) and you lunge at me as soon as it starts to ring to make me take you with me or stop me from going. It cracks me up that you know what that ring means and you sooooo want me with you every minute of the day. I love you too sweet pea!
Favorite things... you love music and will start dancing as soon as you hear a beat. You try to sing with Megan (boy this makes car rides very loud), and love playing instruments and clapping. You also love balls and cars and trains and baby dolls. You love giving kisses - and it melts our hearts!!!! You still don't have a "special lovey" doll, bear, or blanket.... just mommy and your finger!
Words you say: Mama, Da (Daddy), Meh (Megan), ba (ball), duh (doll), uh oh, and occasionally you'll say "mo" (more) and "ah du" (all done).
Every day you seem to do something different - it's hard to record it all. It's been an amazingly fun year and now we get to start another one together. You have our hearts little girl - and we pray that God will grow us as parents so that we can raise you in a way that glorifies and pleases our Lord. What a rich blessing you are!