Happy 12 months of Lilli!
6 Months – July Official Stats (which is actually 6months, 1 wk) – 25 3/4 inches long (50th percentile!), Weight: 15 lbs, 8 ounces (40th percentile), Head: 75th percentile
7 Months – Unofficial Statistics: 16.2 lbs, 25 3/4 inches long (probably not right, because measuring her is “like trying to catch a butterfly”) 8 Months – Unofficial stats: Weight – 16.5 lbs, Length 26.25-26.5 inches, you are a rapidly moving target.
9 Months – Official stats (9 months + 3 days) : Weight- 17 lbs 4 ounces (25th percentile), Height – 28.25 inches (75th percentile), Head: 65th percentile
10 Months – Unofficial Stats: Weight: 18 pounds, Height 27 inches. Obviously the nurse did measure you wrong at your 9 month appt as I don’t think you’ve shrunk 1.25 inches over the last month, and this seems much more accurate.
11 Months (+ 6 days) – Unofficial Stats: 18.2 lbs Weight, somewhere between 27.5-28 inches tall. Very happy with the weight since she got down to 16 lbs 15 ounces when she was so sick this month!
12 Months – Official Stats: 18.4 pounds (10th percentile), 29 1/8 inches (50th percentile), Head: 18 1/4 inches (80th percentile)
12 Months! Where in the world has this year gone? It’s amazing to look back over all the milestones from the past year. When we went to Baptist on your birthday it really didn’t even seem possible that it was us there last year, and you were just this tiny little thing! Now you’re a walking, talking, dancing, singing machine. In the afternoons (when you’ve had all your naps…) you just chatter and sing away in the back seat, telling me all about your day. Now that you’re in the 1 yr old class you’re learning new things every day. Yesterday you came home hopping – and if that’s the worst thing you pick up from the older kids that’s a-ok! You’ve had a very busy month – your first Christmas, New Year’s and of course your First Birthday and party! You and Daddy had another Daddy/Daughter week while I was in Atlanta – and even got your first snow day. Thankfully you’ve been well this month, with just the occasional runny nose here and there which is totally acceptable. You got 4 shots today – ouch! but the benefits outweigh the risks! We’re very glad you have the chicken pox vaccine now, since one of your little buddies brought chicken pox to school a few weeks ago. Dr Rauth was so excited to see you, and said you are perfect (like we didn’t already know that!) You smiled and were friendly and even offered her some of your snacks, how sweet! You had your first taste of real milk tonight and so far so good. We’re saying buh-bye to bottles and you decided to say buh-bye to all manners of baby food about a week and a half ago. Most meals you have corn and peas, along with various other veggies and fruits. You had tacos (minus the shell) with us earlier this week and tonight spaghetti with a little mini PB&J sammie on the side! You still loooove your cheddar crunchies and I buy the grocer out of them on a weekly basis, but Goldfish and animal crackers are quickly becoming faves. You still wear mostly a 6-9 month size clothes as you are a tiny little shrimpo! I guess it will be a while before we can turn that car seat around! Your favorite toys are still your books, blocks, and cars. And Pippin is still your best bud. Most every day we find where you have snuck one of your toys into his crate. And sometimes we don’t find them until the evening, but he’s yet to chew up a rubber duck or reindeer left unattended in his crate. Your vocabulary hasn’t changed much, but you are mimicing more and more – and clearly communicate what you want with those pointer fingers! If we ask you what a monkey says you’ll make a monkey noise, and you 100% understand what the word cookie means. You still have 4 teeth fully in, 2 more that have erupted, 2 more that are close, and Dr Rauth said she could feel your molars as well. I can’t wait to see what the next month and year hold in store for you!