Friday, July 28, 2017

Dear EV (Jul 2017 - Twelve Months Old)

Dear EV,

EEK! How is it that you are a whole-year-old already.  It doesn't seem real that my little baby has grown so so much.  I've said it before but I will say it again, your big personality is coming out more and more.

The bigger you get the more active you have become.  Eve, you are officially a climber.  If you want something there is little that you will let get in your way.  I don't even want to know what you're going to get into when you are older.

In other exciting news, you took your first steps this month.  While visiting your cousins you took your first two steps.  About a week later you took 6 steps without any help.  Next thing I know you will be running around the house!

OK onto your current stats:

Weight: 19.3 lbs oz (birth weight: 6 lbs) *

Length: 28.74 inches (birth length: 19 in)* 

* Will add stats after the appointment.

Diaper size: Who knew we would have to move you up to size 4 so soon.  It was mainly for the capacity and far less for the fit.  I like that you aren't maxing out diapers overnight anymore.  You seem to enjoy that as well.  When we get settled into the new place we will go back to cloth diapers but hopefully for not much longer.

Clothing size:  You are starting to max out 6-9 mo clothing.  The rise on the shorts are getting a little bit much and your onesies and sleepers are starting to stretch more than I like.  However, I have reluctantly kept you in them because the washer here is not the best and seems to be beating up our clothes more than normal.  Very very old washer tend to do that, but I don't want to ruin any more clothes than I have to.  

Feedings/eating:  I'm shocked to say that you found a food you do not like.  Avocado makes you gag.  I am hoping that you outgrow this, but it's an easy accommodation to make for you if you truly don't like it.  We will be trying a few more times just to be sure though.  Other than that you will eat just about anything.  You clearly prefer real food to formula.  I don't blame you.

Likes: The kitchen set we picked up for you is still high up on your list of favorites.  You are trying to actually play with it the way we when do hand over hand play.  Having you put shake the can into the pot or put the items in the fridge.  Basically more of the imaginative play.  You also seem to like the McQueen walker we picked up.  It gives you such confidence in your ability to walk.  When it starts to get in your way you want to push it aside and keep going without it.  

Dislikes:  You don't like the corral unless someone is in it with you.  I get that, but you will have to get used to some more independent play especially when the new house turns into box city.  You seem to be allergic to naps in particular.  We haven't been too consistent with nap time, but even when you are you tend to fight them.  For now, we are pushing to for you to get two smaller naps per day so you are getting what you need.  This also makes you far less grumpy.  

First birthday party:  We had your birthday earlier so that would celebrate before our move.  You had a great time trying new foods and especially enjoyed cupcakes.  Your father was able to convince me to let you smash the cupcake which is not something I like to do.  Eve, you had a blast with it.  I couldn't quite get a smile out of you when the camera was up but you were super happy.  Besides eating we took you in the pool and you opened up a bunch of your gifts.  There are a few more that you still need to open that we saved for your actual Birthday on the 28th.  

Teething:  We have been waiting for so long for your top teeth to come up and finally 3 of the 4 teeth are out!  We are all pleased by this as the house is so much quieter.  The final tooth has decided to try and make its appearance just in time for our move.  Though you seem to be handling this one much better than the last few,  Then again 3 at once has to be a bit more painful.

4th of July: This was your last "first" holiday!  It's that some of these firsts have come and gone so very quickly.  Overall you like 

Looking Forward:  I am waiting for you to stand up without holding onto anything and just take off.  You were trying in the picture below but just couldn't make it up.  You had a bit going against you as you were very frustrated first thing in the morning.  That doesn't seem to stop you from trying.  Walking is going really well and I can't wait for you to just take off and book it down the hallway.  One day soon I'm betting.


  1. Oh Ev! How are you already 1!? I swear time has flown by! Happy Birthday, precious girl!


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