Happy birthday Elley! You are officially 1 year old! Or at least you were, almost 2 and a half weeks ago, at your first birthday. You had a doctor's visit this month, which sadly means shots, but also official stats.
You weight only 15 lbs 15.5 oz, which drops you down to the 0%ile. You're still supposedly 27 inches, which drops you down to the 4th%ile. Not too surprising considering your size, but you're still wearing 6 and 9 month clothes, still in size 3 diapers, and still wear your bumgenius diapers the same way.
Now onto things that have changed! You learned to clap this month and are a big fan. You can say uh oh and hi, and appropriately. I may have taught you to say uh oh as I was trying to entertain you in the bathroom and showed you it was the correct response as you knocked every shampoo bottle into the tub. And you love saying hi back and forth with us.
You can definitely take steps on your own when necessarily, but instead still prefer cruising around the living room holding onto something or crawling when there's somewhere you really want to go.
Even though last year was your first Hanukkah, based on the way the calendar works, the holiday started before your birthday this year. You got pretty good at opening your presents and handed each piece of paper you tore off to me our your daddy. You received a few puzzles as gifts and are surprisingly good at taking the pieces out. Of course then they wind up all over the floor. You've also gotten good at turning pages in your books lately, something Mommy is really excited about.
It's so crazy to think that you're not really a baby anymore and are approaching full toddler-hood. This is also your last monthly update, although I still plan on writing updates every other month for the next year, so we'll see how that plays out. This year has been so much fun and has gone by so quickly. And yet, I can barely remember what life was like before you arrived. Here's to you baby girl. Happy birthday and to many more!