And just like that, you're a year old. Its hard to believe a whole year has past, but it's also hard to remember life before you were here.
You've had a very full month!
You say Mama, Dada, shoe, car, and dog (we think). Babbleing in general is just out of control this month- you are getting so much more vocal! Even though you can't say many other words, you recognize quite a few things if we say them out loud you can point them out.
You took two little steps this month but mostly you love to cruise around the house and walk with assistance. You have a grocery cart that you love to push around the house, and you can sometimes even figure out how to move the cart around to keep going when you get stuck. Overall you are just becoming so much more independent. You even can play independently for a few minutes at a time!!!
We had your birthday party this month and it was awesome! You did great with everyone here and it was wonderful to celebrate a whole year of YOU!
Big thing this month- books! We've always read to you, but you'd really not show much interest at all. Now, you drag book after book to us, and love having us read them to you. You also love to turn the pages, so sometimes we get through the whole book and sometimes we just turn pages haha. Either way, I'm pretty happy to see you developing an appreciation for books.
Speaking of sleeping, you're still doing really well. You have your occasional "early" wake ups, or nighttime wake ups, but you are fairly consistent with sleeping through the night (around 7:45pm-7am). And, two naps a day still, 10am-11:30ish, and 2:30-4ish. I must admit, there were months I did not think we would get here, and I'm so thankful you've turned into a better sleeper.
Things you love- exploring, using non toys as toys (cell phones, tupperware, cords etc), paci, Dada, and shoes. Not such a fan of- being told no, having to stay in any one place for long, and sleeping anywhere but your crib at home (this has made Sundays kind of hard because church is right when you need to nap and you refuse to sleep there).
One whole year, baby girl. We all survived, hooray! We love you more than words can express. You make us smile and laugh every single day, and we are so proud to be your parents.