12 months: Happy Birthday, Little Miss Violet! | Thriftanista in the City

8.30.2011

12 months: Happy Birthday, Little Miss Violet!

Birthday morning, bright eyed and bushy tailed.

She loves

Daddy - of course, he's still the rock star and she goes bananas when he walks through the door.

dancing - she's so excited about standing and moving. She wildly wave her arms around and bounces up and down to the beat of her own drum.

books - Petting Farm is still her favorite book.

hugs - she is very free with the hugs. She hugs us and all her toys. Kisses? Not so much.

She sleeps

We started a new routine about 4 weeks ago that has been working pretty well (except for last night). I dreamfeed her before I go to bed between 10:30 and 11p and then no feedings again until 5a which has really turned out to be around 4:30a. I can live with that. She did have 2 or 3 rough nights of crying. We just comforted her and offered her water. So she basically sleeps from 7p to 4:30a. Most of the time she will go back for another hour of sleep. Next step is to get her to 6a and maybe even 7a!

Her naps have gone back to under an hour. I have found that if I bewb her and lay down with her, she will go back to sleep and I have embraced this technique because I  could certainly use more sleep!

She eats
She eats very well for Him but for me? Meh. She's rather I just breast-feed her. I give her finger foods. I feed her with a spoon. In the highchair, crouched on the floor, standing. I just can't seem to get her to take in much food unless it's the Ella's Kitchen purees -- her favorite food.

She communicates
Upppa. Up. Up. This is her word for the month. She still likes to be held A LOT. I hear Uppa. Up. Up. a gajillion times a day. Cooking and bathroom time are the worst.

She can identify her ears in English and Swahili, her tongue in swahili, and her belly and toes in English.

She walks?
Not yet. She's taken 1 complete step 3 days ago. She hasn't made another attempt since. She just does a lot of bouncing/dancing.

What are your babies (even if they're 18+) up to?

14 comments

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Getting a graduate degree at LSU, where the colors are Violet and Gold.

Mrs. Collins said...

Awww, happy birthday!! Madison's new thing is tantrums, gotta love them when they're two!!

Baby Shopaholic said...

Happy Birthday!!! She will be running in no time! Enjoy the non-walking time.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

It's pretty hard to believe it's been a year already. Oh my! Happy Birthday, Mizz V!!!

I'm glad you're getting into a better sleep routine. I've observed that my breast-feeding mama friends have a much tougher time getting baby to sleep through the night than formula fed babies. It must be such a huge relief that V's sleep is heading in the right direction!

YUMMommy said...

Tell Miss V Happy 1st Birthday!!! What are my little ones up to? Well, Moo seems to be going back and forth being coming out and going back into the terrible twos. I'm hoping once her 3rd bday gets here this winter she'll be done.

JJ is 3.5 months and busy learning how to grab things and sit up by himself. Can't wait to start putting him in the walker once he's four months!! I'm going to raise it up to the highest setting and let him have a blast playing with the little play table it has.

Valencia said...

Been following you on twitter and don't know if I ever commented on your blog. I have a 19 month active little boy. He is the sweetest 92% of the time. The other 8% is upset b/c he can't communicate something to me or it's before naptime and he is cranky. I love how much they absorb everyday!

Mama Violet said...

@Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) Violet and Gold...2 of my favorite colors. Go LSU!

Mama Violet said...

@Mrs. Collins O boy! I'm so not ready for those.

Mama Violet said...

@Baby Shopaholic She's taking steps now. The non-walking time is almost ova.

Mama Violet said...

@Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks A year already. The time as a whole seems short but on a day to day..there have been some long days.

Mama Violet said...

@YUMMommy Awww JJ 4 months already. It doesn't seem that long ago I read on twitter that he was here. You and Mrs. Collins will have to give me some tips for dealing with the tantrums and 2 year olds.

Mama Violet said...

@Valencia I know, right? They're baby geniuses. They learn so fast.

Btw, you are my shero. I'm struggling with getting off the couch and stepping up my fitness.

Tricia Hersey said...

she is growing fast. cutie. saheim is spelling short words, doing full puppet shows with diff voices for each puppet, learning simple addition, being sneaky, obsessed with popcicles and loves saying his prayers at night.

Mama Violet said...

@Tricia Saheim is busy! You need to interview him again.

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