Thursday, February 16, 2012

13 Months

Grace turned 13 months on February 14th. The day came and went and I felt so weird not sitting her down to take monthly pictures. I debated about continuing my monthly blog posts and finally decided that I want to keep doing them. I love looking back at each month to see what she accomplished that month and the funny things that she did that she has already grown out of. I don't know how long I will continue the monthly posts. I certainly can't keep them up forever (right?) but for now I will continue.



I can't believe it's been a whole month since your birthday! You are looking more and more like a little girl each day! You hair has grown in and it is actually starting to curl at the ends.

You are walking all over the place! For some reason, you like to hold things in your mouth while you walk around. I think may be you got this from the dogs? I don't know.

You barely crawl anymore and you really like to climb on things.I can rarely get you to sit still long enough to take a decent picture. This is how most of our photo shoots end up:

You are so strong willed and your pediatrician called you a little spitfire. You scream when you don't get what you want or something is taken away from you. You do not like getting your diaper changed or getting dressed and I feel like I've been in a wrestling match every time I try. You are always getting into whatever you're not supposed to and are quite proud of yourself if you get to something before I can get to you. For example, you got to a Cheerios box and dumped it all over the place while I was on the phone and you were extremely proud of yourself.

You are talking up a storm. You can say dada, mama, dog, and I think I've heard you say ducky and woof. You also love to growl. If you are focusing on something, you make this loud growling noise. I need to make sure I get it on video!

You wave, point at things, give fives (when you want to) and give kisses. You love love love reading books and will sit and flip through books for a long time. You love playing peek a boo with us and you love to "sing" and dance along to music. When any kind of music comes on you bop along. You have pretty good rhythm for a 1 year old!

 Your favorite person in the world is still daddy. Mommy is officially jealous. We can have the worst day and the moment he gets home, you run to him yelling dadadada. During the day you point and wave to him in pictures throughout the house and when I ask you who it is, you say dada. I think your favorite time of the day is daddy playtime.

You are a daredevil! You love when daddy throws you up in the air and holds you upside down. You love the swings at the park. I'm pretty sure we'll put you in gymnastics as soon as you get old enough.

You've figured out how toys work. It's amazing to watch your brain develop. You went from simply looking at toys to playing with them this month. You put things in and out of containers, put balls into tracks to see them roll around, and put the balls into your Ferris wheel toy. 

You know how to turn almost all of your toys on and off. You love the tunnel we got your for your birthday. You take your toys into the tent at the end and you and your friend Lincoln love crawling through it after each other. 
I wish I had a better pic, but this is you waiting impatiently for Lincoln to let you crawl back in!
You've also discovered your stuffed animals this month. You didn't ever really care for them before, but now you carry them around with you and cuddle up to them. 

You're sleeping through the night most every night now. You don't like to nap in your crib, instead you prefer to nap on mommy. You love to eat, but you're getting pickier. If you could eat carbs, bananas, and chicken nuggets all day you would be perfectly content.

Your official stats at 13 months:
Weight: 21 lbs 4.8 oz~ 45th percentile
Height: 30 inches~ 65th percentile
Head: 18 1/2 inches~ 89th percentile

So basically you are tall and you have a huge head. I already knew that because while your 18 month clothes fit really well, it is a job trying to get your head to fit into the shirts. We will probably have to start getting 24 month clothes just so we can get you into the shirts! 

This is such a fun age and you are learning so fast! I can't wait to see what the next month brings!


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  1. I can hardly believe how fast she is growing and learning. You and Mike need to be very proud of her as we all are. You two are doing a great job and she is a great little girl. Love Great grand ma and papa. Leon and Judi

  2. Wow that's a lot of toys!

    She's grown so fast, (compared to the pictures at the top.) seems like yesterday when she was still like this: Years from now, which pass by so fast, she'll be in school, and you'll be more proud of her for sure. :)




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