I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, but I wanted to wait until Lucy’s 1-year checkup so that I could post her weight and height. However, I’m increasingly concerned that I’m going to forget to do it at all, so I’m going to go ahead and blog now, insert data later (her appointment is on Tuesday, btw.)
At one year of age, Lucy eats…..
Everything we do! She particularly likes chicken, avocado, and all kinds of fruit. Despite my attempts to keep sweets to a minimum, Lucy is a sucker for Daddy’s homemade chocolate chip cookies and will mooch whatever I’m eating- especially ice cream! It’s great to be able to feed her whatever we’re eating and not worry about preparing anything especially for her. Next up: working on eating with a spoon and fork.
Organic whole milk, water, breast milk. It’s funny because I always thought that once she was off formula we’d be saving money, but….organic milk is expensive, and we go through a ton of it. Add in her supplement (to make up for the nutrients milk is lacking), and we’re definitely spending more. At least we are minimizing the yucky additives- Similac recall, anyone? Still, I prefer beetles to corn syrup any day! She still takes her milk from a bottle, but she drinks water from a sippy or a regular cup and breast milk straight from the tap. I’m not a fan of juice at all, and prefer Lucy eats fresh fruit instead- fruit has a better concentration of vitamins, no extra refined sugar, and no empty calories. Lucy still nurses twice a day- once in the morning, and once at night. She occasionally will skip a night session (this usually happens if she ends up being satisfied with what’s in her bottle and decides to just go to sleep), but she always makes up for it in the morning. Next up: working on getting more proficient with her cup, and ditching the bottle.
In our bed for the most part. We just bought a crib, and we’re working on putting her in it for a few hours at a time at night and for naps during the day. She generally sleeps from 6:30-7pm to 6-7am. Nighttime wake-ups are very infrequent now that she’s night-weaned, and she is getting much more consistent with sleeping through the night- although I will confess to giving her the boob if she’s having a rough time. My usual technique is to lay on our bed with her, cuddle while she has her bottle, nurse her when she’s done, and then move her to the crib. However, she always ends up in our bed by the end of the night. Next up: working on getting her to sleep through the night in her crib.
Humming and singing to herself while she dances to her own songs, her “Baby Sign” dvd (the only tv I let her watch besides Classical Baby- she gets super excited when I put it on and mimics the signs), playing with the dogs (I’ve had to pull her out of their kennels on numerous occasions), making music with her “shake-shakes,” picking out her own clothes and “helping” get dressed, pushing her baby doll around in her stroller, JEWELRY and other "pitty" things (both mine and her own), going through her extensive library of books at least once a day, pointing at everything to hear its name, turning light switches off and on, dancing to music, playing outside, throwing/stacking/organizing building blocks, being worn by Mama (but not Daddy), being around other people- she’s a total show-off.
Having her diaper changed- it’s definitely been a challenge for us lately, riding in her car seat (unless I’m sitting back there with her), being fed ANYTHING with a spoon, being helped with tasks- she has an independent streak a mile wide and will not let us do anything for her.
Take 4-5 steps independently (usually between Mama and Daddy), stand on her own, cruise around the entire house with one hand on the wall, “scoot” on her booty- leaving one hand free to carry items, sign (dog, milk, all-done, Daddy) even if she isn’t consistent with it yet, take off her diaper, throw items across the room, figure out how to open any and all containers, trash the entire house in about five minutes.
Lucy weighs 20 lbs, 2oz and is 30 inches long.