You are just 1 month shy of your first birthday! Mommy keeps replaying a year ago in my head and thinking of all the things that Daddy and I did to prepare for you. We were so incredibly excited to meet you and not I can’t believe that here we are with such a happy, giggly, sweet little person on our hands – who is almost 1!
This month I think you are starting to understand what we are saying to you. When I say “Where’s Dada?” you start to look for your favorite guy. Speaking of Dada – you really started getting chatty this month and Dada is one of your favorite sounds to babble.
You started to be a real monkey lately. I can’t put you down without you immediately crawling away from where I put you. Your signature move is to crawl around the house with 2 toys in your hand. Typically a ring and a plush fish toy. If we turn around for a second you bolt right for the tv stand to take off all the DVDs (so we installed doors) or for the cat food.
In the past week you started pulling up a bit – you can’t quite get to your feet yet, but you get up on your knees or try and crawl all over some of your toys or boxes.
You started blowing raspberries a few months ago and then stopped for a bit. Now you blow raspberries when you are mad or to get people’s attention. I love that when I start, you copy me right away. You think you are so funny and I have to say that I agree.
You were sick for the entire month of September. The flu was closely followed by a nasty cold that will not go away. Since you cough yourself awake, it has been a rough month for sleep. Hopefully when you are better we can swiftly get back on track. You have become a pro at letting mommy and daddy suction boogers from your nose. We are hoping you will clear up one of these days.
So Isla – what is the deal with refusing your bottle all day at daycare? We are still trying to get you to gain some weight since your weight percentile slipped to the 4th percentile and this whole not drinking all day thing is not helping! Thankfully you remain a good eater! We think the issue at daycare is that your friends are around and you just want to play. There are just so many things to do and you don’t want to miss out.
You graduated to the big tub this month! We still have not put the baby tub away – mommy might cry when we do that. You are growing up too fast. Mommy feels a constantly battle of being so proud and excited for all of your milestones but also so sad to leave the infant days behind. I have a feeling that this will be the case for your entire childhood.
Well our next monthly update will be our last monthly! We will have gone through all of your stickers – ticking away each month. I can’t wait to celebrate your birthday in a month sweet girl!