Sunday, July 24, 2016

reid: twelve months

oh my gosh.
i made it.
one year with two girls.
it's harder than it looks.
i had never really given much thought about
how having two kids instead of one would be
that big of adjustment, but really,
it is.
i feel like i have my bearings now.
i'm not freaked out to go to the grocery store.
i can get them both fed and dressed in less than half a day.
and i even managed to get them on the same nap schedule
so i get some time to myself each afternoon.
this year has been both hard and easy.
i wouldn't change a thing.
reid was the perfect addition to complete our family.
(and don't let ronnie fool you,
we are NOT having another)

we have her pediatrician appointment next week
so i'll do a little update when i have her stats.
just from pictures, i'd say reid is smaller than
brette was at this age, but i'm
dying to see by how much.
she in a size three diaper and 12 month clothes and
i think this will be true through the rest of the summer.
her hair has definitely grown out,
she rocks a pebbles ponytail everyday,
just so i can keep the hair out of her eyes.
i can't wait to see how long her hair is by her 2nd birthday.
both her bottom teeth are in, but
no more movement from her top two.
i really thought she'd have another one by now.
i can tell she's drooling more and has broken out
a little on her chin from all the moisture.
she is not walking yet, but i know its going to be soon.
she is always standing with and without support.
she can also walk with toys that roll.
yesterday, i even saw her take two steps on her own.
she immediately fell on her butt, but
at least she's trying.
she says: ah oh, louie, leia, and dada.
real freaking cool reid.
i know where i stand.
she actually says a lot more than that, but
nothing i can understand.
she is constantly talking though and has
whole conversations with me.
 she's developed some fear of strangers.
she definitely does not want to be held by anyone
she's not comfortable with.
she will freak out on them.
and if i've been gone all day and come home,
she will immediately start crying.
it's like she thinks i left her and is
just so relieved to see me that she has to cry.
poor thing.
reid is in the easy stage right now.
we've transitioned out of nursing her to sleep, so
it makes putting her down super fast and easy.
i basically wrap her in aden and anais blanket,
give her a pacifier, hold her for a minute and
then lay her down on her tummy.
she's awake, but just drifts off to sleep.
in the afternoon, she will sometimes give me more
resistance, but will stop crying within a few minutes.
last night was our last night for nursing her at bedtime.
i'm planning to have ronnie start putting her to bed this
week so i'm not involved and hopefully that's easier on her.
we leave for vacation in two weeks and i want
ronnie to take the brunt of her displeasure
(if there is any)
so by the time we leave she'll be completely used to it and
won't give my parents any grief. (fingers crossed)
i've decided to do a whole other post on weaning and nursing
so for now i'll just say that we're officially done
with breastfeeding and she now gets a sippy cup of whole milk
throughout the day and eats anything we eat.
i actually packed up all my bottles and everything last week,
so i made my deadline of being bottle and boob-free by her birthday.
i know i could keep nursing her at night for awhile if i wanted but
i think it will be easier on me and her if we give ourselves two
weeks before i leave to adjust at bedtime.
i'm interested to see how it goes, but she did so
well with it at naps, i'm hoping for the same.
(i'll let you know)
her schedule is:
awake at 7:00
breakfast at 7:30 with sippy cup of milk
keep giving her the milk until nap at 9:30
lunch at noon
keep offering her milk throughout
playtime until nap at 1:30.
snack at 4:00 (with water)
dinner at 6:00 with milk.
offer her milk until she goes to bed at 7:45.
she's into e v e r y t h i n g.
cabinets. drawers. closets. toilets.
sometimes i look down and i have no idea
where's she's gotten something from.
last night she was in our spice cabinet just
throwing things over her shoulder like it ain't no thing.
she constantly moving and can get from one end
of our house to the other.
she actually took the little toy dog walker and
walked it from the playroom to brette's room.
she's still putting everything in her mouth
so i have to be careful about what she can get her hands on
and most days our trashcans are sitting on the counters
because she has no problem digging through the trash and eating it.
i know.
 her new thing is blowing bubbles in her drink and
playing peek-a-boo.
it's so dang cute.

she is walking with support.
she went on her first camping trip.
she started going to a sitter once a week.
she had her FIRST BIRTHDAY.

my little love.

(one month)

(two months)

(three months)

(four months)

(five months)

(six months)

(seven months)

(eight months)

(nine months)

(ten months)

(eleven months)

(one year)


happy birthday, baby girl!


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