That sweet face – 1 year

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Eline at one year:
(Okay, she’s actually almost 13 months, but I’ll be posting these less often now, so it’s close enough!)

  • Gets on all fours and scoots herself forward in an almost-crawl.
  • Can pull to standing in some situations.
  • Enjoys a great variety of babble, seems to say “mama” and “dada” with intent, and listens carefully to anyone who talks to her. We’re working on encouraging imitative vocalization, but we’re not there yet.
  • Loves, loves, loves to eat a huge range of real food. She greatly prefers to feed herself and has less patience for spoon feeding, although she is happy with it for favored foods, like spaghetti or beans. She also loves bread with peanut butter or hummus, cheese, bananas, Cheerios, bits of casseroles or veggie meats, potato, butternut squash and sweet potato. She will also eat most green veggies, although the other foods on her tray are likely to disappear first.
  • Bottles are still a struggle, but she is eating enough calories that her need for liquids has decreased and we have just dropped the last night feeding. She currently takes around 3-5 oz. of formula just before meals and then around 6 oz. at a 9:30 p.m. dream feeding. We have met with a feeding therapist a couple times to help us get started on transitioning to a cup, which is going to take time and practice. The goal is to have her proficient enough to drop the bottle by 18 months.
  • Still takes two naps – shorter in the morning and 2-3 hours in the afternoon – and sleeps 7 – 7:30 p.m. to around 6:30 a.m.
  • Is back to happily tolerating anyone who wants to hold and play with her. She loves to interact and will happily snuggle, but she’s also on the move and wants to explore. She does not sit still unless she is sleeping!
  • Has four teeth – top and bottom front – and a molar half in on the top right. She seems to be working on one or two others.
  • Weighed just under 19 pounds at her one-year doctor’s visit and is wearing a combination of 9 month and 12 month clothes and size 2 shoes.
  • Is scheduled to get a bone-anchored hearing aid next week. Also saw the ophthalmologist recently, who said she is slightly nearsighted and has some astigmatism but does not currently need glasses. (Whew!)
  • Tested at 12 months for fine motor skills and just a slight delay (around 10 months) for visual motor skills at her occupational therapy evaluation. We will be starting therapy twice a month to support continued progress.
  • Has a real thing with pulling hair.
  • Adores Corin and laughs more easily all the time. Loves to be read to. Loves music.

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