Monday, January 12, 2015

Charlotte's 12 Month Update

I would be lying if I told you I was going to miss these updates. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved tracking Charlotte's progress, but it became such a tedious chore. From making her shirt, to getting her to cooperate for the pictures (you will see that this month we only got a few) to editing and posting them, there were many a tears shed (not just from her). OK, I'm being dramatic, but you get the point. 

I do find this last month update a little bittersweet, but I'm excited to see what the next chapter brings. We will always have these progress pictures to look back on for years to come, so even though I'm closing the book on them, they will always be there to serve as a precious memory of her first year.


Eating: The big difference here is we are no longer on formula! She officially switched over to whole milk about 2 weeks ago and we haven't had the slightest issue. To be fair, we are still warming it a little and giving it to her in a bottle, but this week we plan to wean her off the bottle all together. Wish us luck!

She continues to be a good eater with really no pickiness. She favors some foods over others but still manages to eat everything on her plate. Right now she's really into bananas, green beans and blueberries. She's not a huge fan of chicken or beef, but will eat it once the other favorites are gone.


Sleeping: Nighttime sleeping still goes really well. She's super easy to put down and will stay asleep until 7 or even 8 in the morning! Lately we've struggled simply because she is teething again and it's no joke! We were really lucky that up until now, teething has been a breeze and never seemed to bother her. Unfortunately this next set of teeth have her really bent out of shape. She's woken up a few times in the middle of the night screaming.

Napping is a different story. She naps well at daycare, but on the weekends we have a hard time getting her to stay down for longer than 45 minutes. I think it has something to do with how bright her nursery is compared to the pitch black nursery at daycare. When in doubt though, we take her for a little car trip to run errands so we can at least get her to sleep for a few minutes here and there.


This past month, Charlotte has really showed us her personality. I'm not sure if we should be worried or proud, but this little girl has quite a strong will. When she wants something, she's very emphatic on getting it and the same goes for when she doesn't want something. 

Right now she's really into any toy with wheels or that sing. Which lucky for us, is nearly every toy she has!  She likes to snuggle (on her time, of course) and will shake her head no at everything. She loves crawling up the stairs, which is good for us considering we have so many, and she still gets her feelings hurt when we say no.

Check back tomorrow where I'll be posting all about her first birthday/baptism party.

In the meantime, check out all the other month updates here:

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