Friday, September 9, 2011

I cannot believe it (said like Quincy on Little Einsteins)

I have a one year old! Let's do a year of review:
Weight: 5lbs 9oz;
Height: 18.5"
Head: 12"

Weight: 6lbs 1oz;
Height: 19.75"
Head: 12.75"

Weight: 8lbs 14oz;
Height: 21"
Head: 14.3"

Weight: 10lbs 1oz;
Height: 22.25"
Head: 14.9"

Weight: 11lbs 13.5oz;
Height: 24.25"
Head: 15.6"

Weight: 12lbs 12oz;
Height: 24.5"

Weight: 13lbs 14oz;
Height: 26.75"
Head: 16.75"

and hurrah12months-
Weight: 16lbs 3oz;
Height: 28.5"
Head: 17.1"

Can you believe that she grew over 10 pounds in a year! She got 10 inches taller and her head swelled 5 inches. What a shrimp, I gained 30 lbs, got 10 inches wider and my feet swelled at least 2 times as much in only 9 months. She definitely has some catching up to do to her mom.
We've definitely decided to keep her and that there is no question she is the cutest babe around.
It was a question when she was born who she looked more like, mommy or daddy, but now the votes are in and she has
Fun personality (is that too auspicious?)

Small head

She rotates her ankles when she gets excited and crawls at supersonic speeds. She can almost stand up without using anything to balance and loves walking around with mom holding her hand. We thought for sure she was saying mama, but we think she hasn't quite associated it with me yet. She is for sure a mama's girl, but loves when daddy chases her and puts her on his shoulders. She loves her new toys she got for her birthday including some alphabet magnets (her favorite letter is "V". She always holds in no matter what other letters she's playing with). She is great at feeding herself with her tiny little hands and still loves baths and showers and reading books. We are so grateful her sleep schedule is so awesome too-12hour nights and two 1 1/2hr naps in the day. Sometimes I get lonely and can't wait for her to wake up and play.

She loves playing "catch" and brushing her teeth. Shakes her head and finger to say no and points at Jesus when we ask "Where's Jesus". if you haven't been able to come play with her recently, you should. She is a social butterfly, so fittingly we had a butterfly birthday party. Tyler and I argued about whether or not we should go big or small for the party, but we ultimately decided on just inviting Eliza's gparents and aunts and uncles. It was a good thing we planned "small" because with over 20 people I can't imagine how our apartment would've handled "big". We had a great time swimming and eating yummy chicken tacos and chips and salsa.

Eliza's chomping on everything with 3 teeth on top and 3 almost 4 on bottom. This pic from my last post is a great one to show
you can't see the 3rd tooth that is hiding beside her right front tooth, nor the bottom ones that well, but I just love her toothy grin and expression. I think I could fit her whole body in that gap! We love our little baby!