She's an official member of the 1 year old club! She is toddling around like a pro and so stinkin' cute that it's so hard to tell her no!
Somehow, I blinked one day, and all of this happened. Maybe, I need to blink less often.
Samantha turned a year old last Wednesday. She is up to 20 lbs and 11 oz, which is in the 50% time and nearly triple what her birth weight was! She is also up to 30.5 inches tall, which is in the 90%. She's like mama though, where it's more of a long torso than long legs. Kaitlyn is the same way. Her head is 46.6 cm which is also 90% and I believe every bit of it!
Her hair is getting so much thicker and a tad bit darker. I think she'll have a light honey brown hair, much less blonde than Kaitlyn is. She's completely off of bottles (yay!) and we're working on moving from sippy cups to straws and cups with straws. It's going ok so far, but we do fall back on sippy cups a lot. Especially at night. She's on half formula and half milk and obviously thriving.
Samantha is definitely a carnivore. Where Kaitlyn has always preferred vegetables over everything else, Samantha will throw everything on the floor if she sees some chicken somewhere. She can demolish a whole chicken breast on her own and still look for more. She's eating 3 meals a day and a few snacks with her formula or milk in between those.
And she's talking! She repeats a lot of what you tell her. Her favorite words are still "dada" and "What's that?" while pointing. Especially at food.
Samantha is also walking! WooHoo! Everywhere. She is determined to run and has a few scratches on her face to prove it. But, she is a toe walker, not that she walks on her toes, but more that she grips with her toes and refuses to walk with shoes on. So, we need to work on that. She wants to go as fast as the dogs and her sister. I keep trying to tell her she will soon enough, but she must not believe me.
She's also a great sleeper. We get 2 naps a day, the first is usually about 2 hours and the second is about 45 minutes. You can tell when she is tired because she gets really mad and moody. She usually sleeps 10-12 hours a night and wakes up so happy.
Her and Kaitlyn had a great Halloween! Samantha went to a few doors, but was really impatient waiting for people to open them. She had absolutely no patience for any of that lol. Kaitlyn only likes to do a couple of blocks. She prefers to pass out candy, so we were out for maybe an hour before they were done.
This past Saturday, we had their birthday party and I think everyone had a great time!
A year has gone by. An entire year, and it feels like just yesterday we were waiting and waiting and waiting for that darned OR to open up so that she can be delivered. Isn't it amazing how a year can feel like a blink of an eye, but 4 years can feel like a lifetime?