10.16.2013

One Year Stats

 We finally had Autumn's one year appointment this morning. This little lady is happy, healthy and growing right on target!
(This was my attempt at weighing and measuring her, not too far off!)

{Height} Giraffe. 29 1/4" (50-75th percentile)

{Weight} String bean. 19.15 lbs (10-25th percentile)

{Diaper size} 3...maybe someday this will be useful info?! Girlfriend had some major butt hanging out at the doctors so it may be time to go up a size.

{Clothes} 6-12, 9-12 or 12 month. Sadly I told everyone 12-18 for her birthday but she's still too little to fit in those clothes. Except her head...baby big head fits in a toddlers hat! Hahaha.

{Eating} Can a baby be a vegetarian? If so, Autumn is one! She rarely eats any kind of meat so I've been making her soy 'chicken' patties. The doctor told us to give her some liquid vitamins to supplement since she's a really picky eater. This makes feeding her really hard. Sometimes she'll surprise us and will eat like a champ. Most days she can be found eating: fruit, her coconut milk yogurt, pasta, some vegetables, her oatmeal and sometimes Puffs. She also loves Ernest's cookies! She would eat one a day if we let her (we don't). Truthfully, I'm just winging it here. I've tried making her several different things to try and it's rare that she'll eat it. I just buy organic and healthy foods (most of the time) that she'll actually eat. When she was eating purees it was so much easier! haha.

We're slowly transitioning her to coconut and rice milk and away from her soy formula. The plan was to switch last week but since she was teething horribly and we're moving this week, we're postponing until next week. I chose coconut, or other cow's milk alternates, because of her allergy she had previously. And, I just think non-animal based milks are the direction we want to keep with. She loves drinking out of a sippy cup but prefers just a cup with straws. Such a big girl! Now if we could just get her to eat better...

{Sleep} Ugh, sleep. It's been hit or miss the past few weeks. Some nights are great, others she'll wake up for a few hours. I attribute this fully to teething. 

{Teeth} 2 on bottom, 3 big ole teeth coming in on top. We hate those teeth! I'm considering just buying her dentures and forgoing this whole teething thing. I finally broke down and bought her an amber bead necklace. Should be in this week so we'll see how it works!
{Milestone} still not walking solo but she's very close! She stands by herself for a long time until she realizes it and plops down. She crawls around like a speed racer! Last weekend, she was trying to catch Ernest, got tripped up on herself and bonked her head. We thought she was just being dramatic because she wouldn't stop crying. It was dinner time so I put her down and we both freaked when we saw blood coming from her mouth! Poor baby either bit herself or cut herself with one of her razor sharp teeth. She had a little fat lip but was ok. We on the other hand took longer to recover. :(

{Words} Yuck is still her favorite! LOL! She says it so distinctly too which makes it even funnier. Mama, Dada, Jack, hey, balloo (balloon), boo and many indeciferable words. She baby babbles all the time and it's the cutest thing ever!! 

{Signs} More is the most used. Hungry. Mostly she just points if she wants something, lol. 

{Signature moves} Spinning herself around on her booty, dancing when music comes on (the cutest!), destroying rolls of toilet paper, giving hugs and kisses on demand (my fav!), shaking her head 'no' when she does something she's not supposed to be doing, playing in the refrigerator like it's her job, making other people laugh by being silly, cleaning up with a dish towel, playing peekaboo and chasing Jack around.

{Likes} Jack, animals, cartoons in the morning, bath time, splashing, playing in Jacks water bowl, hugging her stuffed animals, straws, cookies and probably a million other things I'm forgetting. 

{Dislikes} diaper changes, when I leave the room, meat, when she's overly tired, being held when she wants to get down. Shots! Poor babe had three today and they are really sore still! She is a really easy going baby most of the time! 

{Personality} She's a lot like me at first...kind of quiet and shy, super observant but once she warms up she's all Ernest. Big personality and a little ham! 

{Autumns proud moment} I was showering, she threw a fit and kept opening the shower curtain, got soaking wet, started screaming so I stripped her down and brought her in the shower with me. She freaked out from the water so we ended up taking a lukewarm, barely filled bath. Stage 5 clinger?! YES! But she loved taking a bath together. She kept looking at me like she couldn't believe it. So funny!

{Mom proud moment} I turned to wash my hands (because you know she was in the bathroom with me) and she stuck both arms in the toilet! Yuck! I washed her hands and arms about a gazillion times!

{Dad proud moment} Ernest was showering late and dropped something, which woke a teething Autumn up and he had to stay up with her for a few hours until she finally fell back asleep! Better him than me!

{Favorite moment} We've had so much fun the past few weeks celebrating this little one at her birthday party, on her birthday and then with family photos. She is such a joy and brings so much life and fulfillment to our everyday. Everyday with her is my favorite! But if I had to choose, our family photos were so fun. It really brought everything back full circle having the same photographer, who took her newborn pictures at just 7 days new and then an entire year later we were doing the same thing. It's amazing how much they grow and change is a years time!

We are just having so much fun with this little girl! Her personality is SO big and she's just so silly and incredibly loving. We couldn't be more in love with Autumn!
 

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