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
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!!!