Twelve Months

Twelve months. One year. What a milestone!!! I cannot believe that a year has already gone by. You have changed so much over the last twelve months and life has just been truly amazing. It feels as if you have always been a part of our family.

Nicknames:Little Z, Z, Zoe Bear, Bear, Z Bear, Lovey, Booger Butt, Monkey, Zo-Zo

Loves:  Your favorite toys are still your Vtech Walker, your yellow chair and  your activity table. You also like your tea pot and still play with your shape sorter and stacking cups.

Hates: Waiting for food to be prepared. Having your nose and hands wiped. Mommy dropping you off at daycare in the morning. Going down for your afternoon nap.

Milestones: You are walking like a pro!!! You eat pretty much everything we eat these days and are completely off of baby foods and formula. We have dropped all your bottles except your nighttime one. We now brush your teeth every night because you have four top teeth and two bottom teeth now! You blow kisses, wave bye bye and clap.

Clothing: You still fit in some 9 month stuff, most everything is 12 months these days though. You are still in a size 3 diapers for the day, and a 4 for your overnights. We switched from Pamper’s Swaddlers to the Cruisers this past month now that you are moving a lot more.

Feeding/Sleeping: Your schedule is about to be rocked because you are graduating to the next class at daycare!!! You are going to be the youngest one in there, but I know you are going to do great! Right now you nap from 11-1 but we are pushing it back from 12-2 so you are on schedule with daycare. Your bedtime is still around 7pm and you eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack around 2-3pm.

Looks: You have strikingly beautiful light blue eyes that are closer to mommy and your hair has settled to a light brown/blonde color that matches your daddy exactly.

Things I want to remember from this month…

You used to clap your hands with one hand open and one in a fist, but now you clap with both hands open and you do it so often. You clap at yourself when you do something good, and you clap at us when we do something you like. You randomly clap your hands while riding in the cart at Target, or during a diaper change, or while we are playing. I love your claps!

One day you came home and started putting your hand over your mouth and making “Indian” noises. Might be the cutest thing ever. You do it all the time now.

I love walking into your room during the week to wake you up because the way your face lights up when you register that it is me is priceless and warms my heart. You always stand up along your crib rail with one paci in your mouth and holding the other in your hand and you wave at me and put your arms up for a hug. It is the sweetest thing!

You put your arms up in the air anytime you want to be picked up.

The way you grab your food so confidently now! You will pretty much try anything we give you.

The look on your face when you realized that you can walk on your own without assistance!!! You looked both shocked and so proud of yourself all at the same time.

When you get in your car seat, you sit forward looking in the mirror waiting for me to appear and wave at you then you squeal in delight.

After you are finished eating your dinner, you point at the table because you know your yogurt melts are sitting there and you get so excited to get some.

You blow kisses now and it is the sweetest thing ever!!!

You have no strangers, as you say hi to just about anyone these days. You are even known to blow kisses to random people out in public. You are just too sweet!!!

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  • Reply laura December 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    It’s so crazy how much they change in a year! And it’s so awesome that you have a good eater on your hands – I am jealous on that one! Crazy how time flies!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo December 27, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I get angry too waiting for my food too. Haha

    I think we should all clap for ourselves more often too. Haha

    Still can’t believe she’s a year already

  • Reply Lauren December 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    How is she a year old?!?!?!?! You’ve done such an awesome job with your precious girl, and I can’t wait to watch her grow into toddlerhood!

  • Reply Sierra December 27, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I love seeing all of her monthly pictures! It’s amazing how much changes in a year. Her little smile is so adorable! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Kaitlyn December 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    That’s adorable that she blow kisses to strangers. I can see that sweet personality in her pictures. I love how you said it’s like she’s always been apart of the family <3 So cute!

  • Reply Audrey December 28, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Oh my gosh, Zoe has changed SO much over the last 12 months! What a beautiful, smart, amazing little girl! I love all the little stories about her with her post-sleep hugs and claps and giggles!!

  • Reply Ali A December 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Happy first birthday, Zoe! Time moves so fast — she sounds like such a happy baby. Also, happy New Year!

  • Reply Amy December 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Love all of these sweet memories you have! She is just precious, makes me reminisce on all the things my babies used to do:)

  • Reply Carly December 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    So many big milestones from walking to moving up in her daycare class! It’s so fun to see the photos of her over the months- she has the cutest smile!

  • Reply SMD December 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    What a precious little girlfriend.

  • Reply Cara December 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    She has grown so much! It’s crazy! Such an adorable sweet baby! 🙂

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders January 7, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I seriously can’t believe how big she is! The girls have just started smiling, and oh my goodness it just melts my heart! I can’t wait until they start doing all the cute things that Zoe does like clapping their hands and blowing kisses!

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