Sunday, October 18, 2015

Eden Faye, One Year Old

Hi friends!
Here's what I'm up to lately:

-I weigh 17 pounds, 10 ounces and I'm 27.75 inches tall.
-I'm in the 18% for weight and the 9% for height.
-I wear mostly 6-9 months clothes and size 3 diapers.
-I say "Mama," "Dada," "yeah," "hi," and "tad" means "that," like "what's that?" I point and say "tad?" when I want Mama to name something for me.
-I repeat funny sounds and faces.
-Still no teeth!
-I am awesome at feeding myself! With my hands and with a spoon!
-Chicken and beef are still the foods I get most excited about--I'm a meat eatin' kinda girl!
-I tried tomato and coconut milk yogurt this month and loved them, too! 
-Even though I love food, I still love nursing! Mama says we have no plans of stopping anytime soon.
-I keep getting more cuddly. Sometimes I have to take a play break to walk over to Mama or Dada for a quick snuggle. I hug and lay my head on their chests.
-Last night when Mama nursed me to sleep I grabbed her face between my hands and leaned my forehead into her lips for a kiss.
-I dropped down to one long nap in the middle of the day most days this month.
-I get really feisty just before I fall asleep and point to the bed because I want Mama to lie me down and tickle me to get the last bit of my energy out. Then I usually fall asleep pretty quickly once she picks me up and starts nursing me again!
-I'm usually ready to wind down between 7 and 8 and sleep until between 8 and 9 most mornings.
-Mama and Dada threw me an apple harvest themed party yesterday and I had the best time running around the backyard with my friends!
-I got lots of new cool toys at the party, but my favorite initially was my new baby doll from Uncle Jake and Aunt Lindsey. I hugged her and kissed her all afternoon.
-I've started throwing little tantrums.
-I'm starting to get better at wearing shoes but I still prefer to carry them around with me instead.
-I went on a swing for the first time this month! I'm not sure how I felt about it.
-I now initiate peekaboo and do it all myself! I hide my face either with my hands or a blanket and wait for Mama to say, "Where's Edie?" and then I move my hands away and she says, "There she is!" We do this over and over!
-Another favorite little game of mine is to look at Mama and make a steady noise while moving my tongue back and forth really fast, and then waiting for her to do it. We go back and forth like this for a long time!
-Reading books is my very favorite way to pass time. We read each book no less than three times in a sitting and I turn the pages! My favorite book is the one where Mama makes monkey noises :)
-If Mama is busy, I'll flip through a book and "read" it to myself with lots of different noises and inflections.
-I squeal and giggle when Mama pretends to eat my fingers and toes.
-I LOVE when Mama sings "The Itsy Bitsy Spider."
-I'm really good at sharing! I bring a toy to Mama or Dada and hand it to them and wait for them to say, "Thank you!"
-I love opening and closing doors.
-I love watching the clothes wash and dry!
-I love to pet Penny!
-I hug Mama's leg when she does dishes or cooks.


My sweet toddler,
You are just the smartest and most loving little lady--we really can't believe you've spent a year with us and turned out as wonderful as you have :) Thank you for the most wonderful year of my life--for challenging, growing, and teaching me as you grow and learn. I don't know any words that come close to defining how much I love you and how much you've changed my world for the better. You are every good thing, my love. Thank you for loving me, too, even though I don't always know what I'm doing. I love you I love you I love you.


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