It's hard to believe that yet another month has slipped by and that she is becoming more and more of a little girl and less and less of a baby as each day passes!
She finally hit 20 pounds and is measuring 30 inches tall. Twelve month clothes are still fitting nicely. I'm actually beginning to worry that some of the 18 month things we bought in anticipation for spring will be a bit big on our petite princess!
This month, just within the last week, she cut her first two molars! They have broken through the gums, but are still on their way completely out. This brings her total number of teeth to ten!
As far as eating, I have found that she eats better if I let her feed herself. She loves to use to use a fork and spoon and is getting pretty good at it. We've added oatmeal and pancakes to our list of breakfast favorites. She loves pasta and bread (just like her mama!), but still devours a plate of peas and will eat sweet potatoes, too. She's still picky about some things, but usually letting her feed herself does the trick. For snacks she likes bananas, raisins, puffs, and crackers. We are having a little trouble getting her to drink enough water and that is leading to some not so fun constipation issues, but we're working on trying to increase her fluid intake! She is still nursing!
She is still our happy, smily girl and is really such a pleasant baby 98% of the time! She is my little shadow and you can find her following me around the house all day long! I treasure each moment we get to spend together! I am so blessed to be able to stay at home with her. She has a toy box overflowing with toys, but most of the time she'd rather be wherever I am!
Her love for her baby dolls has really grown this month. She loves to carry all four of them around at the same time! She's also more interested in books lately.
As for her vocabulary, it is growing slowly! She says: Mama, Dada (and Daddy), ball, dog, Pop Pop, Mimi (although not if Mimi (my mom) is listening!), eyes, nose, hot, hi, bye, Johnny (Uncle Johnny), and Jesus. She sticks out her tongue and pants if you ask her what a doggie does and says "Ah! Ah" when asked what a monkey says! She says, "Cheese!" if I say "Say Cheese!" when taking her picture!
She loves to sing and can now do the motions to "Running Over!" She can point to her hair, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, belly and feet. She follows simple instructions so well! She automatically heads for the stairs if I say "Are you ready for your nap?" or "Do you want to take a bath?"
She is napping great. I usually rock her right after lunch around 12:30 and she typically sleeps between 1.5 and 2 hours. Once in a awhile, she will go 2.5 hours! Last Sunday, she napped for 3 hours! That was definitely a record! She's still waking at least once most nights, but did sleep through the night in her crib for the first time this month!
She's starting to fuss a good bit when she's in her carseat and will only calm down if she's holding my hand!
Here's our list of the things she's done this month:
It's been another wonderful month of watching you grow and change, Lovey Lou! How did we ever live without you?!