Your first birthday has come and gone and mommy is a little late in writing this. I'll try to document things authentically though as they were your last month as a baby. In fact, to refer to you as a baby is almost laughable, because truly that last month you transformed into a toddler right before my eyes.
|The hose is your favorite!|
You still haven't begun walking yet but you are getting very confident in your footing. You glide easily along furniture and I have seen you take a tiny step or two without thinking about it so I'm thinking maybe month 13 will be the walking month...maybe? Lack of walking has not slowed you down one bit though. You are truly into everything and hardly ever sit still!
You have learned a couple of new "words" or rather sounds this month. You can now imitate a monkey sound when asked and your new favorite thing to do is bark. Yep, bark. You and Lola both sit at the dining room window going "woof, woof, woof" all day long at passerby's. Your aunt is very concerned and has made the comment that you need some "real" friends. Don't pay any attention to her though. You'll be alright! I know you won't bark at everyone forever....right?
Yesterday was your one year appointment and you passed with flying colors! You are weighing in at 21 pounds 11 ounces (30th%), measuring at 30.25 inches (60th%), and your head is off the charts at 47.5 cm (78th%)...that's just because you are extra smart ;). You still have just 6 teeth, but a molar is very slowly (and painfully) starting to make it's appearance. You were cleared for all foods including nuts (which I can't wait for you to try!).
|"Mine!" You can't say this yet...but I see it being a favorite word in your future.|
I can already tell that month 13 is going to be a fun one! You are trying so hard to communicate with me and I can tell you are starting to deal with some of those "feelings" that everyone has warned me about. I love you and have enjoyed every minute of your baby days!!! Toddlerhood...bring it on!