We made it! A whole year old. 365 days. Our toddler visited Dr. Kelly for her one year check up on the Friday after her birthday, and we were informed she had a raging ear infection in her left ear, and one starting in the right ear. What? We would've had no idea had we not had an appointment today.. she shows no symptoms at all. So, we started on the Amoxicillin regimen for a 10 day treatment and we'll go back in 4 weeks to get checked again, get the other 1/2 of the flu shot, and another shot we skipped that day so she didn't have to get 4 shots. They checked her iron and lead levels with a finger stick too and said everything looked great from that standpoint.
So, Alli Ru, you've accomplished a ton in a year: lifting your head, rolling over, sitting, standing, army crawl, crawling, walking, learning a few words, gained your unique personality and eating from "mommy milk" to solid soft foods and regular milk. (I'm sure I'm leaving out a bunch of milestones, but it happened so fast!) Hopefully, this blog will be there (in book form, or on the Internet still!) for you to read someday and see all the fun we've gone through this first year with you. You've changed our lives forever, and we couldn't be happier.
Weight: 20 lbs 1 oz (33rd percentile)
Length: 29.5 inches (64th percentile)
Head: 17 1/4" inches (16th percentile)
Diaper Size: 3's
Clothing Size: 9-12 month, depending on the brand
Shoe Size: 4's - 5's depending on the brand too
Food: We started the whole milk on her actual birthday last Thursday, and she could have cared less about the difference.. so, no problems there, she's downing whole milk like a champ! And any and all food still... the only thing we've heard she's refused twice now at daycare are English muffins. Weird?
Naps: One 2 hour nap while at daycare, still 2 during the day when she's home with us
Sleep: Bed by 6:45-7ish, up by 6ish
Teeth: Eight still.. no sign of those molars yet!
Sounds: Dada, mama, baba, ga, "daaww" (dog), "uh oh", nana, yeah, nah, ball, "tank tu" (I think it's thank you.. she does it every time she hands me something after I say thank you to her... haha)
Play: WALKING! everywhere, loves riding in her new wagon, still mimicks about everything we do, all her new toys from her birthday will keep her occupied for awhile now, showing us where her belly is, stacking objects or putting them from one place to another container, or best of all, handing us everything until we run out of hands to hold onto everything,
New buddies: No one new, just seeing a bunch of her old buddies at her party... Anneliese, Lily, Porter, Simon, Austyn and Zane!
Now, the countdown is really on for that 1st birthday party.... our little lady is turning one, who said that was allowed to happen?