Look who’s one!
Kylie is 19lbs 15oz (30th) and 29in (60th). She wears 12 month pants, 18 month shirts, size 2 shoes and size 4 diapers. Her eyes are still blue and her hair is LONG and a lot lighter. It has just a little bit of wave, which I call “flippy”. She has her 8 front teeth and 2 molars on top.
Books are still her favorite toy. She will play with anything plastic or wooden, but she still doesn’t like dolls or stuffed animals (my mom just told me that I didn’t either! I promise I didn’t do that to her on purpose!). She likes toys with buttons, the ring stack, and magnets. She’s grown out of her activity table and carrying toys around in her mouth (though they still do go in there sometimes). She would love to empty every cabinet and closet in the house and is always exploring. She only has her binky in bed and in the car, and throws it back into her crib after a nap. She likes walks and shopping as long as we keep the stroller/cart moving. She loves to play peek a boo and be surprised.
She does not like diaper changes/getting dressed, baths, me taking a shower, or the vacuum. She’s compliant with car rides, taking medicine, and brushing her teeth.
Her grandparents were here for her birthday and she was great with them. And the Sunday after her birthday was the first time she didn’t cry going into the nursery! She loves other kids, especially toddlers.
She doesn’t say any words, but she signs please, milk, and music. She growls when you ask “what does the lion say?” and “barks” when you ask what the puppy says. She gives high fives and kisses, but Beaker gets most of them. She finally started to clap this month. She will point out a puppy in a book and tries to comb her hair and put on shoes. On her birthday she was standing on her own but not taking steps. She does not respond to “no” or copy syllables very often. She usually only laughs when she’s tired, and it’s almost always because she’s surprised.
Her dairy/soy allergy is mostly gone. She hasn’t reacted to soy, but she can’t have milk or a lot of cheese. She will eat just about anything except green beans or rice. She’s not a big fan of fruit but she will usually take a few bites. She tries anything. She slowly got better with the sippy cup over the last month, and we were able to drop the bottle a week after her birthday.
She’s still great at playing by herself, but if I’m on the floor she’s hugging me or patting me or sitting next to me. She will almost always cuddle and read books with me before naps and bed. We pretty much spend 24/7 together but she’s not attached to my hip. In a lot of ways, 12 months is the most exhausting and frustrating age we’ve had, but it’s so special when they can show you that they love you.
When she’s cranky or overwhelmed, she crosses her legs, rocks backward and forward, and makes a raspy whine. When she concentrates she growls softly or “sings.” When she’s excited she roars. When she’s feeling spunky she wags her head back and forth while she crawls. When she’s angry or scared she freezes and wails. When a stranger talks to her she chews on her finger.
I’m not one bit sad about her becoming a toddler! I’m excited to see her little personality. I can’t wait for her to talk!