Sunday, June 15, 2014

brette: 12 months

i have no idea what brette weighs
or how tall she is,
but we have our one year check-up this week, so stay tuned.
she went up a size in diapers and is now a size 4.
she is wearing 12 month clothing and a size 2 or 3 in shoes.
she keeps getting more and more teeth.
she has four teeth up top,
three on the bottom and one molar.
i'm pretty sure she's cutting her other molar this week.
her hair is so cute right now.
lots of curls in the back and a little lighter.
still waiting on the front the get some length.
she is not crawling or walking,
but i see lots of improvement.
she is taking steps now if hold her hands,
so we might skip crawling all together.
hopefully, she'll figure it out soon.
she's getting too heavy for me to carry her everywhere.

our sleep schedule is like clockwork.
she goes to bed every night at 8:00
and wakes up at 6:30.
her first nap is around 9:30
where she sleeps about 1.5 hours.
her second nap is at 2:00
and sleeps another 1.5 hours.
i love that napping is no longer a battle for us.
i finally feel like we're in an easy stage.
brette obviously has no trouble in the food department.
she has quite the little appetite.
although, she is getting a little bit more picky.
she is now throwing what she doesn't like on the ground.
its not fun for me.
if its green, she's not a fan,
so i'm now blending vegetables with fruit to help get all her veggies in.
but she is a huge fan of meat.
she loves turkey, chicken, bbq, fish, hotdogs - - all of it.
she's still a big fan of beans and corn,
but she also loves dill pickles and sausage.
she stopped nursing last month and
she stopped taking formula the day after her birthday.
that week i started mixing formula with milk
and just added a little bit more milk and less formula until it was all milk.
it only took me four days to get her converted.
now she's taking 2% milk and
shows no sign of noticing any change.
i'm so happy that we're not buying formula anymore.

  she talks a lot.
yelling, pointing, babbling.
i wonder what she thinks she's saying.
she does say mama and dada,
but not consistently.
you cannot drink around her.
if you do, she signs that she also needs a drink.
(same with food.)
my mom and i are pretty sure she is also signing "all done."
we've been working on that so its nice that she's picking it up.
we're going to start working on "more" "please" and "eat."

the cutest thing brette does right now is play hide-n-go seek.
if she has a blanket in front of her she'll pull it up over her face,
and i'll say "where's brette?"
then she drops the blanket and smiles.
we do it over and over and over.
she loves it and i think its adorable.
she also loves balloons.
she always points and wants one at the grocery store.
i ended up blowing some up at our house
and put her on the floor with them.
its a good exercise for her to chase the balloons around the floor.
  she had her first BIRTHDAY!
what's more important than that?
my little one year old.
watch her grow:
our photo shoot was a little rough.
brette figured out that the chair rocked so
getting her to sit still was impossible.
i have s e v e r a l  pictures that look like this:
she was also distracted by leia
but believe me.
she's a cutie.

happy birthday, brette!

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