Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving!

S turned one on November 12th, and today we celebrated our second Thanksgiving with her! We had a birthday party for her on the 14th with lots of friends and family. I don't think she quite understood what all the hoopla was about but we had a great time. She smashed a cupcake, opened presents, and traipsed around in her birthday dress with a pink, tulle skirt.

Family picture from her birthday party:


Cupcake smash:




On November 17th S sprouted her 3rd tooth - her upper, right tooth. She's in business now with her 3 teeth - she can chew off pieces of food with more efficiency. Her favorite foods these days are grilled cheese sandwiches, yogurt, avocado, bananas, bagels, ice cream and pizza.

At 12 months she weighs 21lb 3oz and is 31.75in long! That's 55th percentile for weight and 95th percentile for length. Now that she is crawling, cruising and taking her first steps I think she's burning more calories and losing some of that baby chub. Fortunately she still has her sweet, kissable cheeks!

On November 24th S took her very first steps! She was at daycare and she walked 7-10 steps repeatedly. By the time I picked her up in the afternoon she was too tired to recreate the event. The next day (and the next...) she was happy to pick up where she left off. She definitely still uses crawling as her main form of transportation (she can crawl faster than I can!) but she's getting more stable on her little feet, tottering around the house.

Here is a quick video of S's first days of walking:

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