This little girl is on the go and moving quickly towards her first birthday. I cannot believe that this is the same little girl that was just in my belly a year ago punching, prodding, kicking and poking, getting nice and comfy in there.
She has grown so much in the last month. She's up to:
20 lbs and 6 oz, which puts her at 51%
29.25 inches (or so?) which puts her at 73%
19" around the noggin, which puts her at 99.6%
She has really thinned out. She still has chunky little thighs, but overall, she just looks thinner. I'm sure it's part "I refuse to drink as much formula" and "If I'm awake, I'm on the go"
There are times when I cannot tell who is a bigger ham, Kaitlyn or Samantha. Samantha is really big on mimicking you right now. She loves to make faces and have faces made at her. She loves playing peek a boo and with any of her toys that make noise. She is cruising along like a pro now and on a couple of occasions has taken a step or two without holding onto anything. Considering that she hasn't mastered standing and balancing yet, it might be a little while before she's walking.
We've been battling an awful yeast diaper rash all month. We even tried taking her off of all dairy to help, but it didn't really help anything. So, we put her back on regular formula from the soy. She hated soy. Hated it. Refused it. She is loving food though. She eats 3 meals a day and a couple of snacks. An average breakfast for her is half a waffle and half a banana (she hates eggs for some reason and gags whenever they touch her tongue), lunch is usually some kind of meat, like chicken and veggies, dinner is whatever we're having. She is down to about 15-18 oz of formula a day and sometime this month we'll start transitioning over to milk.
Samantha's tongue has healed nicely and she uses it ALL the time. She's constantly twisting it, turning it, pulling on it, sticking it out and being thrilled with it. She obviously understands a few words like No, which doesn't mean she always follows instructions, but she knows what it means. She says a couple of words. She repeats No back to us and she says Dada. She says mama, but not to me, mostly when she is tired and hasn't been to sleep yet. With Dada though, she knows what she is saying. She is an absolute Daddy's girl and gets so excited when he comes into view.
We're getting close to the girls' joint birthday party and I cannot wait! Just one more month and she won't be our little baby anymore.