Tuesday, October 18, 2011

12 Months...


How can our baby girl be one year old?! I feel like I blinked and a whole year has gone by. It really is crazy. But, what a year it has been! By far the best of my life. I have learned so much about myself and my new role as a mom, about Lucy, and most importantly about God and how good he really is. This year has blessed me (beyond belief), challenged me, stretched me and refined me like I never thought possible. Becoming a mom has truly been a joy and I am so thankful that God has given me this gift. Because it really is that....a gift. I am so thankful for our sweet Lucy and each day we have had with her. Thank you Jesus!

Official stats at 12 months:
Weight: 21 lbs, 11 oz (60%)
Height: 31" (90%)
Head Circumference: 45.72 cms (75%)

Lucy started walking this month, which was definitely at huge (and exciting) milestone for all of us! She is getting better and more confident each day with her walking. It really is so much fun to have her follow me around the house. She has also become so much better about not completely freaking out when she takes a tumble....thank goodness! When she really wants to get somewhere (fast), she drops to her knees and starts crawling or bear crawling if she is on the hard wood floor. She is a fast little crawler. You turn your head and she's gone! She is also into EVERYTHING these days....and I mean everything.

Her sleep schedule is still the same. Wake up between 7:30/8am. Morning nap starts around 10/10:30am and lasts for 1.5 hours. Afternoon nap starts around 2:30/3pm and lasts 1.5 hours. Bedtime around 8pm.

Lucy is still a great eater! We are working on dropping her afternoon feeding so she'll be down to 3 meals a day. She'll eat pretty much anything we put in front of her, which I'm so thankful for. We made the switch from formula to whole milk a few days ago and Lucy is a huge fan! We've slowly started weaning her from the bottle as well. She is definitely independent when it comes to eating. She does not want us feeding her....she wants to do it all herself! We've started practicing with a toddler fork with those foods that are hard to pick up like bananas and peaches.

It amazes me how much she is learning these days! Several examples...she knows that a bow goes in her hair (good girl!)...what a hair brush is used for...when we wake her up we'll say "put your paci in you bed" and she'll throw it in her crib...when we say "bear" she'll point to her big bear...thanks to the Peekaboo Barn app on my iPhone, she is learning her animals (she knows dog and duck)...she waves hello and goodbye....the list could go on! It's so much fun to see her little mind work! She is definitely strong willed and knows what she wants (and doesn't want!).

We're going through some major separation anxiety these days and if Josh and I are in the room, we're the only ones she wants. She'll cry when we leave her, but it's usually short lived. She does great in the nursery at church and at MOPS. She's also doing really well at pre-school on Tuesday and Thursdays when I'm at work. Lucy has adjusted wonderfully to our new schedule and I'm so proud of her for that! She is still a little hesitant in new places, but it's taking her less and less time to warm up to new people and surroundings.

She is still in size 3 diapers and wearing size 12-18 month clothes. She cut one more bottom tooth this month....so she now has 4 on top and 4 on bottom.

Happy 1st birthday precious one!! We love you so much!!


Jenn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY KATE!! My oh my does fly! I can't believe you are ONE. Enjoy your day and eat lots of cake!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lucy! You are too precious for words!

Lifethrualinds said...

Happy Birthday Lucy Kate! I hope you have a wonderful day! I love your outfit and you are too precious for words!