Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Month Twelve (Better Late Than Never)

*Lily is now thirteen months old, but her first year of monthly updates wouldn't be complete without this one! This will be the last set of pictures using the monthly stickers.  Those just don't last anymore!!!  Each month, I used the same things in the monthly pictures.  Same onesie, same tutu, same legwarmers, same headband, and same bear! It's amazing to see how much she has grown!*

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Dear Liliana,

  You are now 12 months old!  A year has passed since you were born.  A year full of joy, because you're in the world.  Every day with you is a blessing! 

  Gone is the tiny, helpless infant.  You are now a walking, talking, mischievous toddler, full of personality!!!  While I do miss your infant days, this new you is so much fun!

  This month's pictures were a huge challenge!  I tried to sit you in the rocking chair that we have used for each monthly set of pictures since you turned 6 months old.  No such luck.  You stood up and took off!  I tried to have you pose with the bear that you got when you were born.  You either dragged it along with you or tossed it to the ground.  You made a beeline for the playset, and immediately climbed up.  You slid down the slide, then returned to the climbing wall to climb back up.  Over and over again.  When you grew bored, you took off down the hill toward the driveway.  By the time we were done, I was exhausted!!!  The days of adorable posed pictures are gone for a few years!  But that is you.  Full of energy, going full speed ahead, only pausing to flash your adorable grin!

  A year has passed. I mourned the fact that you grew so fast.  But I'm blessed. I get to spend my days with you and watch as you grow and learn.   You are an amazing little girl.  I am proud to call you my daughter.  I am lucky to be your mama.

  Your first year in this world was an amazing one. My prayer for you is that you live a long, happy, healthy, safe life with all of your loved ones.  You are loved, Lily.  Don't ever doubt that.  Loved more than words can say.

Happy 12 months, baby girl!

Love, Mama

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MILESTONES: You reached all of the big milestones early. This month, you really started clapping your hands a lot.  When we say "YAY!" you immediately grin and clap.  You started dancing around more, too.  You can really bust a move!  You also started climbing everything!


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TOOTH COUNT:
Ten!

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COMFORTS:
You still suck your thumb.


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FIRSTS:
  First 4th of July, First vacation, First trip to the beach, First trip to DC.

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EATING: You are still breastfed, but only twice a day.  Once when you wake up and once before bed.  You eat all table food, cut up in tiny pieces.  You love food!  You eat anything and everything! 

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SLEEPING:  You sleep 12+ hours at night, and take 1-2 naps a day. 

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SOUNDS/WORDS:
Mama, Dada, Papa, Nana, Dyl (Dih), Bailey, Dog, Cat Oh, Hi, Bye.  You woof at every animal you see.  When you cry, you say, "Ohhhhh, Mama!"

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LIKES:  Going outside, swinging, and taking baths.

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DISLIKES:  Getting your diaper changed, and getting your face and hands wiped.

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NICKNAMES:  Lily, Lilybug, Bugs, Bugaboo, Bugsies, and Lily Belle.

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STATS:  32" (Above the 95th percentile) and 21.5 lbs (around 50th percentile).  You are a tall baby!

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PERSONALITY: You are still as sweet as ever.  I find myself constantly commenting on your adorableness, as do others! Your smile alone melts hearts.  This month, you began to show a bit of your dramatic, temperamental side, too! You definitely have a bit of diva in you!



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10 comments:

  1. She is just so adorable. I think your pictures perfectly captured what 12 months is all about...play time!

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  2. I still can't believe she's a year! Seems like just yesterday! =)

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  3. She is adorable! (and growing so fast!)

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  4. She is so cute!! I have enjoyed watching her grow up this last year!! Looks like you got some really good shots. :)

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  5. She's adorable. I miss the leggings stage. Girls get to keep wearing them, but they're not so cool on little boys after the first year ;-)

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  6. So. Precious! I agree with Kmama - and isn't the exhaustion worth it! :-)

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  7. Lily is really so adorable. I can't get enough of these pictures. I can feel a sense of nostalgia whenever I realize how my kids are growing up so fast.

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  8. Love the pics of her with her bear!

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