Can it be true that my little girl is already a year old? Actually 13 months as I write this post because I am behind. Doing monthly posts has been hard to keep up with. The boys are good to get quarterly posts. So yes, the first year flew by even quicker than the boys' did. I have truly enjoyed having a girl although I love my boys dearly. It is so nice having a balance in the house. Growing up with my parents having 4 boys and 4 girls we were very balanced. I am hoping I can do the same and balance the girls out in the future :)
This month Langston made some big strides with crawling and walking. Where before she only crawled on one knee and one foot, now she crawls almost primarily the normal way. Except when her dresses get in the way and she has to stand on both feet and crawl. She is also cruising and walking around with us much better. Not ready to walk on her own yet, but I believe by 13-14 months she will have it(being that she is 13 months now and almost there my prediction is right). Lang also cut another tooth putting her total at 8 for 12 months old (now she has one molar as well).
12 month doctor's appt- Height 29 in and weight 19.1 lb. 40% in both
Food: Langston now eats all meals and pretty much anything she can chew. We still give her mostly healthy foods only, water, started milk, no juice, etc. She did have birthday cake and homemade sorbet on her birthday and she does get bites of our desserts occasionally. I am still nursing her fairly often. Right now she still has four feedings a day, but soon I am going to drop to three. Right now I plan on doing three until about 15 months and then drop to morning and night until 18 months at this time. Both boys were done at 15 months, but she loves it and right now it doesn't bother me to continue. I know it is still beneficial and can only help. I do think she will be harder to wean though because she knows when she wants to nurse. The boys were not like that, too busy.
Sleep: 10-11 hours at night and two shorter naps or one long afternoon nap. Works for me.
Speech: Langston still doesn't say a whole lot. Mama, dada, her form of mine, ball and that may be it. She does point at things she wants, can sign more, please, and her form of I want. She understands us though and will mimic her brothers. The other day they were talking into the fan as it went past to hear the voice fluctuation. After hearing them just once she started doing the same things just with a AHHHHH sound. So cute.
Langston loves playing with her brothers, giving kisses, her mommy, playing contently with her toys (I amazed at how much she pretend plays with her toys already), the water, walking with someone, and much more. She doesn't dislike much, but she is starting to want her way. She also gets sad at bedtime when she knows she is going to bed and the boys are still up.
For Langston's first birthday I had a pinwheel party and I was very pleased with how it turned out. We didn't do a whole lot with the theme, but I did make a pinwheel/month banner, some other pinwheel decorations, had some pinwheel sandwiches, and put pinwheels on the cake. The colors were fun with summer and she looked so pretty.
This has been a great year!!!!
She loved it
Dad and bubbas
Langston and her girlie cousins
Langston and Navy in matching suits
Reading already :)
Yes boys I am cute
Langston got stuck with the cruddy glasses and she is not happy about it
Langston's 1st Birthday
This banner has her monthly picture in between each pinwheel.
The table decorations and her whole wheat carrot cake.
I love this picture
She loves this little people castle from the Wade grandparents.
Daddy got to blow out the candle
And this is how she decided she should eat it.
Her princess chair from the Helm grandparents.