Lila turned one year old on Feb 23rd, and had her one year check up today! She seems more grown up to me everyday. She is just so much fun and makes us laugh all the time.
Well, we almost made it to 20 lbs! Lila was 19lbs 11 oz today and 29 inches. They measure her standing now, so she is .5 inches shorter than last time, which is normal I guess. This little peanut has not gained much weight in the past 3-4 months. She was 18lb 1 oz at 8 months and 18lb 15 oz at 10 months. I was really hoping she'd be over 20 lbs today. I know she is healthy, but I kind of wish she’d chunk it up a bit! She seems to be getting much taller, but not much fatter! She is just really petite. The doctor was not worried at all and said she looks and acts very healthy!
Sizes: 12 month onesies, pjs, and some shirts/onesies. 18 month pants/jeans and most tops! Still size 3 shoes. I put 4s on her sometimes but they are really big!
Lila talks all the time. I’ve noticed if she’s in a new situation or if there are a lot of people around she is quieter, but for the most part she is constantly jabbering. Half the time it sounds like she is telling people off or yelling. She is very emphatic!
She has a decent vocabulary for a 1 year old, but most of what she says we have no idea what it is.
She says all the time:
mama, dada, baba, ball, uh oh, bye, yay, dog
She says often:
balloon, baby, dis? (this)
has said a few times - might have been a fluke!
monkey and makes monkey sounds, kids, cake...
I’m sure there are others I’m forgetting!
Soo close to walking!! She's taken a 4-5 steps a few times toward us, but still not walking fully on her own. Seems to do better at walking outside!!! Probably because she doesn't want to get dirty or touch the grass.
I know she can walk because she barely even holds on to our hands, but she is still not sure of herself enough yet. She is going to be such a cute little walker!
Typically 2 naps per day. One shorter one in the morning around 10 and a longer one at 1 or 2. Sometimes she will take just one nap per day after lunch. She is napping great for us at home on the weekends or on days off. The other day she slept an hour in the morning and 2.5 in the afternoon.
Sleeps 7:30-7:30 typically. Starting to sleep with a lovey, “Ellie”, a stuffed elephant. We do put a blanket on her sometimes at night but it never stays on. Still sleeps mainly on her belly (with her butt up in the air) but we occasionally catch her on her back (usually with feet and arms sticking through the bars).
She had a terrible night's sleep this past Saturday! We had to take out her crib bumper to wash it and she couldn't sleep without it and was just getting really mad. She kept waking up and just screaming. Not fun! Needless to say we put the bumpers back in ASAP.
Still sleeps with her paci and does take a bottle right before bed but falls asleep on her own. We are hoping to phase out this bedtime bottle (and all bottles) soon.
Loves her “baba” and drinks around 4 oz 3-4 times a day. She is getting much more independent and wants to hold the bottle herself and not be held.
Sometimes I’ll skip the 4pm bottle and she doesnt seem to care, so might drop that one soon and just give her a snack and water.
Loves drinking water and juice or crystal light from a cup... And when my mom was watching her she even drank 1-2 oz of formula from it! She's also had milk mixed with formula at daycare.
We are hoping to transition to the cup (for at least the daytime bottles) in the next month or so.
Lots of new foods this month! She is doing very well at eating a variety of foods. She is not too picky and is a good eater!!! She eats mostly table foods and loves to feed herself. She still eats baby food veggies and prunes occasionally... and will let me spoon feed her yogurt for breakfast.
yogurt, banana, meatballs, hamburger, chicken especially chicken nuggets, pasta, baked or mashed potatoes, anything with cream cheese on it, goldfish crackers, oyster crackers, rice, ravioli, vienna sausages
Tried peanut butter this month. She loves it!
Might have an issue with eggs.. had a reaction with splotches on her face and had to have benadryl. Also had a possible reaction to grapes of all things. I gave them to her with dinner and she threw up during the night and had a rash for the next day and a half.
Still 4 teeth for now! Her lateral incisors are almost coming through.
Very clingy to me again this month. She is being nicer to Neil though!
Gives hugs and kisses often and blows kisses. She is much more lovey and cuddly this month! She even gives fellow babies some smooches!
Points all. the. time.
She is extremely happy/pleasant most of the time but she has a temper. If you dont give her what she wants, she will let you know! She will occasionally hit herself when I tell her no... which is awful! I guess its slightly normal.. but still concerning to me. She even bit herself once on the arm! I have no idea where she gets that!!!
Is still scared of men sometimes!
Loves to dance! She dances to everything.. any type of music... she loves to dance to Neil’s cell phone ring and always dances to the dryer running!
Books especially ones with flaps, textures or sliding pieces
Plastic Easter eggs
Leap Frog fridge farm
Her new ride on toy from Grandma and Grand-dad
Her crawl-through tunnel from Mamaw and Papaw
Anything that's not actually a toy: pots and pans, boxes, shoes, etc
And of course, books!!
Lila is growing up so fast and we love her more every day!