It is so hard for me to believe our last baby is ONE!
Never again will we have a baby in the house! No more counting by months when people ask how old they are. No more infant anything. Almost all the baby toys and gear are gone. I have packed up my pump. This is just crazy and weird and exciting all at the same time.
It's no surprise to anyone who has read this for any amount of time that I am not a baby person, nor am I a fan of the baby stage. I wondered when my last baby turned one how I would really feel. Would there be some sadness or longing that I wasn't aware of? And honestly, there isn't. There is so much excitement because a toddler is SO fun! There is so much opening up in our little world with a non-infant that I can't even hide the excitement! I feel like we are finally out of the fog of a new baby and into our life as a FAMILY. And I'm so ready for that!
Kelsey is an amazing little girl. Quiet and watchful, yet funny and loves to perform at the same time. She is silly and feisty. She knows what she wants to do and can be a quiet little sneaky girl to make it happen!
At ONE YEAR, Kelsey is...
-Walking and running and climbing all over. She is SO incredibly physical. She can get herself downstairs and off high things. She can climb up and then go down slides. She is so coordinated!
-almost out of size 12 month clothes for good- this tall girl is almost exclusively in 18 month clothes! And she is wearing size 4 diapers still but I think those are starting to get a little snug!
-Only nursing once every few days at night... We are just about finished there. She loves her milk bottles and bottles of coconut water.
-Sleeping amazingly well. Goes down after a bottle/nursing and rocking and snuggles as I lay her in her crib (around 8ish) and sleeps until 7/8 each morning! I love her for this!
-Napping once a day, usually around 12/1230 and will go from 2-3 hours depending on the day.
-Starting to play with toys a little- and this is so cute. She will play people or animals for a little bit!
-Loving her family and still goes to babysitters/unknown people really really well.
-Really good at giving side eye when she isn't sure of what is going on. It's amazing
-Talking so much more than before. I attribute this to finally being able to hear! Yikes. Saying mama/dada/tex/ella/bang/jay/charchar/moll-moll/bubby(Gebby)/pawpaw so far (I'm sure I'm missing some, but those are her most common). She still hasn't said DaDa which is nuts to me because that's usually the first sound most babies make!
-Loves animals and wants to pet every dog and cat she sees!
-On the GO GO GO all the time. It is seriously exhausting chasing after her all day long.
-Really good at letting you know when she is not having something. Arches that back and hollers!
-A little bit of a hitter. She will get mad at one of us and hit us. We will correct and she will sometimes do it again. Then I will grab her wrist and very firmly say NO and she will hug my neck and kiss me. Ridiculous. She's a little manipulative methinks...
-A little defiant. See above example. She also has been our longest to train not to flip over the dog's water or touch the wine bottles or press the cable box. She will still test her limits on all of those. Stinker.
-The owner of 6 teeth still and working on one more for now on the bottom!
-HEALED as far as ears go! She spent April through the end of May with nonstop ear infections and fluid in her ears. She was a million antibiotics and was just miserable as all get out for two months. We spent so much time at doctors appointments. We had tubes surgery the day before her birthday and she is like a brand new children! Bless her heart! She is so happy and talking so much more! I am thrilled that she is feeling better!
We have seriously loved having her as the baby of the family. She really has a sweet little special relationship with each one of her siblings. We think the world of her and love watching her grow. Now we are excited to start on our family adventures as she gets older. I have a feeling we will be making some fun memories down the road!
Happy birthday, Kelsey! We love you!
One Year Stats:
Height: 30.75 in (94%)
Weight: 20 lbs, 13.2 oz (67%)
Head: 17.25 (22%)- this was a bad measure, I watched the girl and it was done very poorly!
Height: 32 in (>99%)
Weight: 22 lbs, 15 oz (75%)
Head: 18 in (39%)
Height: 30 in (80%)
Weight: 19 lbs 9 oz (47%)
Head: 17.75 in (54%)
Height: 30.5 in (89%)
Weight: 20 lbs, 4 oz (57%)
Head: 17.75 in (54%)