I can’t believe our little girl is ONE! Man, this year has flown by yet also crept by slowly at the same time. I think that’s because I’m honestly slowing down a LOT and taking time to enjoy the sweet, simple moments more. It’s so hard for Brian and I to imagine our lives without Kate in it now. We truly couldn’t have asked for a better
guinea pig baby, and I can honestly say she and Brian are my two favorite people to hang with. She is a perfect mixture of me and Brian, in both personality and looks…and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!
Weight & Height: Our little peanut clocked in at 17 lbs. 14 oz. at her one year appointment (21st percentile). She dropped in percentile for weight, but the doctor didn’t seem concerned about it. She is 29″tall (45%) and her head measures 45 cm (53%).
Eating: She is getting SO much better with food! This makes me very, very happy. She loves deli meat (ham and turkey), cheese, yogurt, bananas (she’ll squeal if she sees one), and we are still giving her a jar of fruit and veggies (usually sweet potatoes) a day. She’s taking 4 bottles a day, about 5-6 oz. each. The doctor said that’s right on track with what she should be getting: between 20-24 oz. of milk a day. As of her first birthday, we were completely weaned and she’s loving cow’s milk!
Sleeping (naps): Still the same for now; 2 naps during the day, ranging from 1-2 hours each. Sometimes one of her naps is shorter (like 30-45 minutes), so we’ll see how long she keeps two.
Sleeping (at night): Going to bed a little later these days, between 8-9 p.m. Which is just fine by me! That means I get a solid 3-4 hours with my buddy every night. I do feel guilty because I’ve been waking her up in the mornings, which I HATE. But I think her naps during the day help. And she’s happy, so that’s what matters!
Clothing: Mostly 12 month size and some 12-18 month things.
New this month: She’s starting to hit us a few times, so we’ve had to tell her “NO” very sternly. Of course we get the lower lip pout and cry, which breaks my heart. But we can’t have a hitter! She’s also started to say “dog.” Still no “mama,” but I’ll continue to wait patiently. She’s been standing on her own like a CHAMP, so I know those steps aren’t too far away.
Nicknames: Kate Kate, Peanut, Peanut Pumpkin, Sweet Girl, and Pooh Butt
-Her dog. Or any dog, for that matter! She’s started to say “dog” (kiiiind of), and she squeals whenever we come home for the day and see him.
-Elmo! And music. She loves to do the “sit dance” if you sing one of her favorite songs.
-Ice cream. Smart girl.
-Having her face wiped. I don’t see this changing ANYtime soon. And with her eating more now….well, you just gotta suck it up, kid!
-When Montana licks her face.
She is such a joy in our lives. Even though that spunky side is slowly showing itself (I knew it was only a matter of time!), life with her is just more fun. Plain and simple.