Friday, May 20, 2011

Celebrating One Year

Today, Baby Scout, you are ONE YEAR OLD.

Sleeping Patterns: Baby Scout, you are doing so great sleeping at night. You usually go to sleep between 7:30 - 8:30 and get up between 5:45 - 6:45. You don't usually wake up during the night. We still do a bedtime routine of dinner, cereal, bath, pajamas, books, eat and then bed. I nurse you with the light on, but sometimes you still like to fall asleep while you eat. If you don't fall asleep, when you are done eating, I lay you in you crib and turn off the light and you will go to sleep on your own! Naps are going pretty well too. You still sleep on a mat on the floor for all naps except when you nap in the car which you love to do. For one week, you decided to try taking long naps (like an hour and a half to two hours). I thought you were turning into a napper. But, I was wrong, you are now back to napping about 45 minutes once a day. Sometimes, you will take two naps. But usually by the time bed time rolls around, you are exhausted.

What You Like To Do: Baby Scout, you are always on the move now but only crawling. One of your most favorite things to do is swing. You love it. You also love to walk but only if someone is holding both of your hands. You usually won't go if we let even one hand go. You love to follow Chipper around and want to be where he is in the house. You even are learning a few tricks from him (like going around the baby gate though the piano legs to escape). You love going to your new school with mommy and playing with your school friends. They are a little older than you, but you don't you don't seem to mind. I love to hear them say your name and so do you! You are so good at school even though you are still adjusting to our school schedule. You love to play at home now even more. It is so fun to see you pick out what toy you want to play with next. You are still very musical and love the instruments. Tapping is your most favorite thing to do with all your toys. You don't really have a favorite toy, but love to play with things you are not supposed to play with like the remote, my phone, cords, vents, etc. During the week, you love to visit Daddy at school. All the little girls are always so excited to see you.

New Things You Have Done this Month: Baby Scout, you really haven't done too much new stuff this month. You are just continuing to do the things you already do much better and faster. One new thing you have done this month is switch to whole milk. I began weaning you on Mother's Day, and you now take milk in a cup for two feedings a day, which means I still nurse you in the morning and at night. Everyone keeps asking me if you are walking, and I have to say, "No, not yet!". You are too scared to let go. You will walk all day if someone is holding you hands but will not move a muscle if we let even one finger go! Maybe that will change before next month. You have added a few new words to your vocabulary this month. You say shoe, mama, chipper, dada, good, kitty, chip and a few other words. I think you are now starting to put meaning with a few words besides mama and dada too. You also know the signs for more, eat, and milk.

Eating Patterns: Baby Scout, you are a great eater. You eat all table food. In the morning as soon as you wake up we nurse and then you have table food such as a nutri-grain bar, fruit, or yogurt. At lunch, you eat all table food and totally feed yourself. At dinner, you have whatever mommy and daddy are eating. In addition, you nurse one other time a day for fifteen to twenty minutes and drink regular milk from a cup throughout the day. Your favorite foods at the time are peanut butter sandwich, sweet potatoes, cheese sandwich, tomato puffs, graham crackers, nutra-grain bars, muffins, pancakes, and mixed fruit with cherries.

Dislikes: Baby Scout, you dislike having your nose and face wiped still. Also, you are not a big fan of veggies right now. You will eat them if they are mixed in with something, but not very often by themselves (you feed them to Chipper). You dislike having your hair washed. Mommy and Daddy dread this at night. You like the bath, just not the hair.

Diaper Size: Scout, you wear a Size 3 diaper.

Clothes Size: Scout, you wear size 9 - 12 months, 6 - 12 month clothes, and 12 month clothes. It depends on the outfit as to what you can fit in still. Your pajamas are all 12 months.

Eye/Hair Color: Scout, your eyes are a beautiful brown. Your hair is dark red and is getting longer each day.

We can't believe it!
You are amazing!
We love you!

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