So we have reached one.
I have a one year old.
It's crazy how FAST that went. People always say... "it goes by so fast".. but I guess you don't realize it until you are holding your little one on their day of birth... and all of a sudden a year has gone by and you can't get them to sit still long enough for a good cuddle.
At one, Grace is...
17 pounds, 6 ounces (third!!! percentile).
29 and a half inches tall (71st percentile).
wearing a size 3 diaper.
wearing a size 9/12 month onesie, 12 month pants, 12 month sleeper.
wearing a size 3 in shoes.
sporting 7 teeth.
saying "mama" and "dada".
standing up and walking along furniture.
constantly mimicking people, especially laughs.
dancing and humming to catchy tunes.
nursing 3-4 times a day.
napping in her own bed (finally!!!).
eating anything and everything.
obsessed with her fur-brother Piston.
a complete ham.
Mommy loves the way you...
cross your ankles when you nurse.
snuggle me when you are ready for bed.
scream when you are told no (your parents laugh..).
like to sleep with your foot propped up on the nearest human.
carry on a "conversation".
need mommy and only mommy after a certain hour.
don't miss a thing.
Rob and I know we are blessed with this happy child.
[[BUT... her one year appointment was a bit disappointing for me. At Grace's 9 month appointment she had not gained a whole lot of weight, and her percentile had gone down.. I figured we would definitely be in the clear at her 12 month appointment because she eats until you take food away from her. So it was very disappointing when the scale registered a 4 ounce weight gain. The doctor also said he was a bit concerned about the 3rd percentile stat. Grace was an 8 pound, 5 ounce baby and her weight has always been in the upper half for her age. Now all of a sudden we are barely registering. It was an extra low blow when the doctor questioned the nutrients I provide her via nursing. At this point, I feel a lot of babies are weened, so what I provide her should just be extra.. but we still have to go back in a month after starting her on some whole milk.
I'm disappointed. But not super concerned. My husband is tall and skinny - so it would not surprise me in the least, if this little girl follows that trend. She does after all look JUST like him. Whether or not she would already be following that trend at barely a year old... I'm not sure.. but I'm going to keep trucking as long as she is happy and healthy.. and eating.]]
Any advice in the whole baby weight department?
All pictures were taken by A.Looper Photography.