Friday, May 15, 2015

Olivia {12 Months Old}

It is officially here.
My baby girl is 12 months old...a toddler.
I truly can't believe how fast this year has gone (doesn't everybody say it, though).
I remember those first few months and how long the days were with a baby who always needed to be held and a demanding toddler...and now, it's already been a year.
I love seeing Livvie become her own person and this stage is so fun, but I also miss the baby days. I think I always will...but seeing Liv's big personality come out is also so special.
Livvie is in full running mode, every where she goes is a run now. But she's not 'wild' or overly energetic...I think she is just trying to keep up with her brother. She is curious, determined, and quite the explorer - testing her limits and climbing on everything.
And throwing everything out of drawers. She's been doing it for awhile now, but it is constant now. She can't wait to find a dresser drawer, a nightstand, a kitchen drawer and empty all of it's contents. And it's not a pull it out and drop it's a throw it behind me motion. Seriously, this girl. Big personality.
She is constantly jabbering and still loves to 'sing' and dance. I love this about her, probably because I didn't expect to have a child that enjoyed these things.
Temper tantrums have already started - a full throw myself on the ground if I don't get what a want. Yes, at 12 months? Never knew they started this early, but this feisty girl wants her way and doesn't want to back down until she gets it. I suppose this will do her good in life, but in the meantime, I'm terrified.
Liv is still nursing and doesn't seem ready to stop anytime soon - even though this mama is ready for it to be over. I'm trying to enjoy is such a gift...but I've been pregnant or nursing for 3.5 years straight now (I was still nursing Jack when I got pregnant with Liv) I'm ready to not be 'growing' somebody in one way or another.
Sleep is pretty consistent, as it has been the past few months. Napping twice/day for about 1.5 hr each (9:30-11 and 2:30-4). Night time is 7/7:30-5:30/6, still waking around 3 or 4. Going to really push the cry it out with that nightly waking though.
Here are Liv's stats at 12 Months:
Weight: 18lbs, 5 oz (25th percentile)
Length: 29 inches (40th percentile *might be off)
Head: 17.5 cm (35th percentile)
Clothes: 6-12 month, 9 month, a few 12/12-18 month
Diaper: size 3
Happy 1st Birthday, sweet Livvie Lou!

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