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A Year At a Glance

Here is a short update on V, at 12 months.

Gross Motor Skills
– walks 1m on her own
– stands for long periods of time on her own (about 3-5 minutes) while holding something
– climbs stairs and stools
– walks with one hand held
– rolls and bounces ball

Fine Motor Skills/Hand-eye coordination
– Feeds self using a spoon (yogurt, conger, mashed potatoes)
– drinks small amounts of liquids from a cup on her own
– able to put a straw into a small hole on yogurt bottle
– puts Lego figure helmets onto heads
– places lids onto containers

Communication/Language Skills
– understands Sentences and responds with a nod or head shake
– signs please, more and all done
– vocalizes frustration and anger when something is taken away from her

Social and Play Skills
– recognizes and moves to music
– pretends to talk on the phone
– understands “snuggle” and will put her head onto chest
– gives kisses and blows kisses
– waves hi and bye
– smiles and plays shy with new people

Food
– eats strictly table foods
– loves to feed herself
– bites whole fruits
– loves strawberries and raspberries, grapes and watermelon

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Last night, M and I worked together to make a tutu for V. I was so excited to put it on her but she didn’t seem to enjoy wearing it. She looked so cute, even when crying. I will have to try again.

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If there was one thing about both kids, they learn quickly. Here, while Z plays with cars with gramps, V plays on her own on the carpet, zooming the cars along. It was so cute to watch her play on her own. I can’t believe she is one! So smart.

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I love it when Z is happy. I just want to live in this moment for a while.

Monkeying Around

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There must be something about growing up watching an older sibling that’s fun. Ever since V became cognizant of what was going on, she has been wanting to mimic Z. Like hanging off the monkey bars and going down the slide. She has no fear of anything and has such a good giggle when she is there.

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I just love the innocence in his face – the pure feeling of bliss of going down the slide. I wish I could be more carefree – work is stressing me out too much.

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