Weight + Height: 22 pounds and 29 inches long
Sleeping: Still taking two naps a day, one is usually close to 2 hours and the other averages 1-1.5 hour(s). For the most part, she is still pretty content to be put down awake and eventually fall asleep or to chill when she wakes up, but now we’re entering the ‘crying for social reasons’ season of her life. Her bedtime ranges between 6:30-7:30pm, depending on what we’re doing or her naps that day. She recently figured out how to get from belly to sitting up, and now she’s doing it at nap time. Hopefully that learning curve won’t take her too long to adjust to.
Eating: She’s taking anywhere from 20-26 ounces of formula a day, but now getting table food at every meal. Dailies include eggs, bread, sliced turkey and banana. Pasta was a little too slippery, she didn’t love it. Not a huge fan of watermelon. She made a funny face at peaches. Still getting the majority of vegetables from pouches.
Health: She gets around in her own way, but not crawling yet. Has a good downward dog. She’ll be sitting up and lean forward, wanting so badly to go forward and can’t get her leg out of the way. Not much forward momentum yet. Two more teeth came in, up top! Her hair is also starting to form a curl in the back. She’s saying Mama these days, also. We’re working on Dada.
Likes: Side-stepping her way around the coffee table; going for walks in the stroller; her water bottle; talking (especially during church, which keeps us cracking up).
Dislikes: Teething. For sure. And falling. Naturally.
Memorable Moments: Celebrating her first birthday! We had a few families over and I realized: we have crossed the threshold of more gatherings than not having babies rolling around on the floor, diapers being changed on the fly and happy chaos ensuing all over the place. It was super fun. And then of course, the cake. She was actually less enthused about the cake and more concerned about the amount of icing on her hands. :)
Quirks: She’s started trying to pick up toys with her feet, if she’s on the floor or in the stroller. She’s learned to click with her tongue, which is cute.
Parent Stories: I love watching her play alone. The way she pulls toys out of the basket, turns them over in the hands, flips through books and moves through the toys is seriously sweet.
We were Facetiming with my dad and I realized Anna had circled the coffee table twice, with no faltering or loss of balance. She’s certainly gaining better skills and confidence while on her feet.
I was sitting on the floor a foot or so from her while she stood at the a chair. She fell once toward me, big smile on her face. It soon became a game. I’d stand her up, she’d let go and fall toward me, giggling the entire time. It was super cute.
Prayers: For rest when we’re sleeping and energy when we’re awake; gratitude and joy for how’s she growing well; asking His presence to fill our home; grace to know God’s help in the small and large decisions; for the progression off the bottle and trying cow’s milk to go smoothly.