Thursday, December 13, 2012
Taylor's 1 year appointment:
Height: 27 inches (4 %)
Weight: 17 lbs (4 %)
Head Circumference: 44 cm (33 %)
Still No Teeth
She is right on track. Since birth she has quadrupled her weight and grown 10 inches.
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Pictures from the week.
Taylor Poppy's 1st Birthday Party pictures here.
To Our Dear Sweet Girl,
Our big 1 year old! I love the little girl you are turning into. Words can not express how much we love you and all you do. It has been amazing to watch you grow. You are so fun and its really neat to watch you learn. It's been so cute seeing you learn to blow kisses in your own little way this last week. And give kisses when we ask you too. You are learning affection and being silly. I think you've had the silly part down for a while, the affection and cuddleing part is becoming more prevalent. That I'm thankful for. For a short time I was worried you wouldn't be a snuggler. But you are turning into quiet the cuddler and I just love soaking up every minute you'll cuddle with me. It is so sweet.
I love how silly you are, I think this is one of my favorite things about you! One of your favorite things to do to entertain us crinkle up your nose. Then you laugh and do it again. We have numourus photos of this. You make so many funny faces. You started sticking your tongue out like a little lizard. You think this is kind of funny too. You also do this roll and flop maneuver then look at us and smile. You also love blowing bubbles and making zerbert sounds with your lips.
We have many names for you. Mostly we call you Taylor Poppy, Poppy, baby boo, little boo boo, pumpkin spice, love bug, tay tay and sweet pea.
Even though you started out so small you have always been super healthy. For this I am very thankful. I haven't had to take you to the doctor once for being sick. You are a tough girl!
It's fun to watch you discover. You can move at a pretty good pace. You crawl on all fours and get faster by the day. You can climb up the stairs in our house from the 1st to the 3rd floor with ease. You haven't figured out how to go down them yet, but we'll work on it. You will pull yourself up to standing at your walker and push it around. You are rather pleased with your mobility. You are up & down and on & off the couch in a blink of an eye. You like pull all the books off my book shelve every day. You love to play peek-a-boo and find a game out of unloading the dryer or basket of bibs.
You are very social. When you see other people you are so curious as to what they are doing and saying. You watch strangers and if they get close enough you offer a high five as a greeting. Then you try to have a conversation with them in your own little way.
You are loud! hahaha...You say ma-ma (finally!) and dada. You make lots of other sounds. You can sign 'milk' and 'fan' and are working on 'all-done' & 'more'. When we ask you to clap and wave hi or good-bye you will.
You love music. Anytime you hear a piano playing you stop what you're doing and look to find the source of the music. You will 'sing' along to the music while in your car seat. Daddy says you like hippy music. You like to dance. You shake your hands and move your booty to the sound of music when standing at your walker.
You are a GREAT eater! You like almost everything. Your favorites are mama's pesto pizza, artichoke, blueberries, salmon, spinach, chicken, cheese, avocado and the list goes on. You drink from a straw and a sippy cup no problem.
I love the way you will lay back on us and read a book at night before you go to bed. You enjoy flipping the pages, point and look at us to tell you what it is. You are so sweet when you go to sleep, now (those first 7+ months were a test). Mostly mom needed some training. You are amazing at going to bed now & going down for a nap. You don't even make a peep. I love how you lay your head on my chest and close your eyes as we sing to you before we lay you in your crib.
I fall more in love with you every minute we spend together. I can't believe one whole year has already flown by. We feel so lucky to have you in our lives.
You have brought a joy into my life I never knew existed. We love you more than you will ever know... (until you have kids),
Mama & Papa