Thursday, June 25, 2009

12-Month Checkup

Sandy rode in her new carseat for the first time this morning.

She is 29.5 inches long (60th percentile) and weighs 19 lb 6 oz (21st percentile). She must have dropped some weight because last week we weighed her at home and she came in at 22 lbs.

She has two teeth on the bottom. She's a great eater and some of her favorite foods are fruits, vegetables, cheese, graham crackers, and fruit snacks. She loves to "brush" her teeth, although that mostly means chewing on her toothbrush.

Her primary method of getting around is still scooting, but she also pulls herself up on furniture and walks along it. She can stand alone and will balance herself for a few seconds, but she hasn't taken any steps yet. She goes up and down stairs really well.

She says mama, dada, and mum. She also carries on frequent conversations in baby talk. She likes to play with blocks, put things in containers, kiss stuffed animals and other toys, and read books.

She only uses her binkie in her crib to sleep (although we make exceptions for high stress moments like sacrament meeting). She uses a sippy cup - always with water in it, although today she tried whole milk for the first time (and didn't like it). She's still nursing, but I'm hoping to wean her over the next few weeks.

Dr. Baar said she looks healthy. She also checked Sandy's back and said it looks good.


Jessica Bair said...

I bet she loves the car seat. It's nice being able look out the window and face forward. My kids always liked the transition.

Megan said...

Thanks, Jessica! Yes, she seems thrilled and I like not having to fight her so much to get her into her carseat.

Elicia said...

My sister in-law puts chocolate in her kids milk when she is trying to get them to drink cows' milk.

Megan said...

Thanks for the tip, Elicia! Sandy likes chocolate so it would probably work.