claire - twelve months old!

Claire at twelve months - December 24, 2012
Claire's last monthly update. Wow, that was fast.

Weight/Height: At her one-year appointment, almost two weeks after her birthday (holidays!), Claire weighed in at 18 lbs, 8 oz and is 28 1/4 inches long. She's lost a little weight since her (unofficial) weigh in at 11 months, but since the Dr. is not worried, I won't be either. She's consistently around the 10 - 25 percentile for height and closer to the 10th percentile for weight. It's official - she's petite.

Clothes: Claire is still in 9 month sleepers and is pretty solidly in 9 month clothing elsewhere. She can fit in a few 6 month and, likewise, a few 12 month things but I'd call her size 9 months. She'll be switching to 12 month jammies as soon as Mommy can buy some. Let me tell you, Mommy almost had a meltdown at Target and TJ Maxx when I couldn't find any footie jammies in 12 months. Thankfully, I looked online and they still come in size 12 months, because I am NOT ready to put her in 2 piece jammies.

Eating Habits
: Right before her birthday, we made the switch to whole milk. She's tolerated it okay. She won't drink it cold yet, so we're still warming it and it seems to have upset her tummy a bit, but it's hard to tell if it's the milk or other things she's eating.

We don't feed Claire much baby food anymore b/c she won't let us! She prefers to feed herself, so we try to make things she can eat too.

Sleep: Claire still sleeps pretty well at home. At school and away from home? Not so much. On a good at home weekend, I can expect her to nap twice during the day from about 1 - 3 hours. She goes to bed around 8 or 8:30 and sleeps til 7:30ish if I don't have to wake her up for school. On school days, she naps a stretch of about 1 - 1 1/2 hours and then, sometimes, for 30 minutes to an hour when we get home.

: Claire finally has her first teeth! The bottom two front ones have come in and her little toothy smile is precious!

Biggest accomplishment: The day before her first birthday, Claire took a couple of steps. It's a complete fluke, and she hasn't done it since then, but we're still proud!

  • Dancing
  • Food, especially bread
  • Her musical seahorse
  • People watching when we're out
  • Bathtime- LOVES bathtime
  • Her red rubber duckie
  • The puppies - and, specifically, patting the puppies. 

  • Having her nose cleaned
  • The end of bathtime when Mommy pulls the rubber duckie out of her hand and leaves it in the bathtub
  • When Mommy or Daddy leaves the room 
Favorite Moments: So many this month. Claire's first birthday and party top the list for sure. Visits with family. Time spent together as a family at home.

Doctor's Orders:At her one-year checkup, we were given instructions on dropping the bottle and switching solely to a sippy cup. Mom and Dad are THRILLED about this. 

Other Tidbits:
  • The delay on this post is reprehensible. I'm not sure if it's because I am in disbelief that my baby girl is 1, or if it's that I'm just tired of doing these. A little of both, I do think. I know I will be glad to have them one day though.

1 comment:

  1. The switch from teh bottle to sippy cup took us a week or so, but Carter is now solely on sippy cups. Feels GREAT to not have to wash bottle and nipples anymore! Yay for first teeth!! her little smile is so adorable. you've got to try to get a close up of them! We've been on whole milk for a few weeks now and are still warming it up. He's had it cold before, but we get the best results out of him when it's warm, so we're still doing that too. She is so absolutely beautiful! Hope she walks for you soon!


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