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Friday, November 15, 2013

Star-13 Months

Age: 13 months

I've given up on her ever wearing 2 socks at the same time for more than 4 minutes.  :)
Weight and height:  Around 17 pounds.  She recently had a cold for about 2 weeks that cut down her appetite quite a bit. 

Wearing: Size 3 diapers and 6-9 month or 9-12 month clothes.  The 6-9 months clothes fit her perfectly and the 9-12 month ones are still too big for her, but she's wearing them already because she doesn't have much in the 6-9 month size. 

Likes: "Reading" books, LOVES her special owl blanket, dancing to music.  She stands up in the middle of the room when there's music on and dances-it's really cute and probably good practice for balance :)

Dislikes: Being told "no", taking naps (she's a really light sleeper and has been having a hard time sleeping for more than 15-20 minutes at a time), being buckled into her carseat, wearing clothes.  She's into the "taking everything off that she can" stage just in time for winter.  The other day, when I got to the store, she had taken off her hat, mittens, shoes, and socks and had thrown them all in between the 2 bucket seats in the van where I can't reach them.

Eating habits: She eats 3 meals and 1-2 snacks a day.  I've never done morning snacks for my kids-once they got on a regular eating schedule, they dropped the mid-morning feeding on their own.  Star, however, still sometimes gets hungry between breakfast and lunch so I give her a snack to tide her over.  She's drinking exclusively from a sippy cup now and wasn't very happy about giving up her morning bottle for the first 2 weeks or so, but she seems to be adjusting now.

Sleeping habits: She wakes up around 7 in the morning and needs a nap between 8:30 and 9.  However, she usually doesn't fall asleep or if she does, it's only for a few minutes before she wakes up.  I feed her lunch early so she can be in bed for her afternoon nap by noon since she's usually really tired by then.  However, she doesn't usually nap well for that either so by 6:30 pm, she's ready for bed! 

Milestones/Accomplishments: She's been practicing taking steps independently, 
She has 3 of 4 molars in!  I noticed it the other day when she was hanging upside down in my arms (one of her favorite positions).
She copies people a lot and loves to use the word "more" (she signs it and says it at the same time) when she wants food.
She takes a few steps by herself and will be walking soon. 

Miscellaneous: She doesn't scream as much as she did last month, thank goodness!
She knows what "no" means, but has started testing limits.  Hopefully it won't take her too long to figure out that Mama is serious about boundaries!
She absolutely LOVES green beans!  If she sees them, she gets very excited and starts signing and saying "more" over and over.  She can eat about a cup of them in one sitting.

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