Tuesday, January 11, 2011

13 months!!

Jaycee Anabelle is 13 months old!!
The whole month of December was absolutely crazy for her!! Between her birthday that went on for about a week, and then Christmas was so close to that, it felt like one big whirlwind!! I am so glad to see January!!
From her 12 months to her 13 months, I just can't get over how much I think she has changed. I think her hair is getting so much longer (now if we could only get some thickness without mommy having to get out her teasing comb!) hahaha. I think she's also getting a little bit taller. I honestly do think she's going to be petite, but she's fitting better and better into her 18 month clothes. I'm sorry, but I think there is a HUGE difference between 12 month clothes and 18 month clothes!!! I find myself now only buying her clothes that say 12-18 months. I feel like it's an in between size, and I'm much more satisfied!! She's got a long torso, and short legs. :)

*We are in size 4 diapers
*We wear a size 3 shoe (finally!)
*She eats like a pig!! Loves nutri grain bars or peanut butter and smashed banana for breakfast.
Eats lunch meat, cheese, and bread, with applesauce for lunch
Then eats either whatever we're having for dinner, but if it's too spicy or unhealthy, I'll fix her a gerber graduates dinner, and she likes those pretty well too!
*She can say: mama, dada, ball, bye bye, hi, and is just starting to say dog. (It's so cute, I look at her and go "hello" and she goes, "hi!" hahaha. It's so stinkin' cute, b/c once again it's very country sounding!
*She is a true, hardcore walker now! No more crawling, unless she's chasing a ball she's rolled. I love watching that little girl walk. I could watch it all day. I sit and think about how she'll be running around in no time. She tries to run now, but quickly falls.

*She has 7 teeth with 2 more at the surface ready to come through! We've really been battling the teething phase again lately, but she's had SO many I think 3 or 4 already in this past month come thru. She's done pretty well this time around, except she seems to find comfort in sucking on her paci. I hate to take it away, b/c I know that helps the teething, but I hate to let her use it all the time. I get so torn on this subject.
*We have been trying to teach her to hold her hands up and say "all done" when she's ready to get out of her high chair. She had gotten into a bad habit of wiggling really hard and crying when she was done eating, so I'm trying to encourage a healthier way for her to relay to us when she's ready to get down. So far, she's got the hands up part down. But isn't saying it. So I look at her and go "all done??" And she throws her hands up!! it's cute...

*I hate to even mention this unless I'm jinxing myself, but we are napping better throughout the day. Usually about an hour to an hour and a half, and I'll take it compared to her 30 minute ones. And what's even better is that it's IN HER CRIB!!!

*Also, regarding nap time, we have gotten to where I will get her relaxed, and then I will put her in the crib awake, and she will get herself to sleep now!! WHOO HOO!!! I am beyond pumped about this! ( I know many of you moms out there have done this from the beginning, but we were suckers and always got her to sleep first...)

*She loves to dance!!

*She LOVES it if you act like you're going to eat her feet!!! I think she pees her pants everytime I do this to her. Her belly giggles get so hard she can't breathe!!

She's so adorable, and so much fun, and getting to raise this little girl is the biggest blessing of my life!! Her inner beauty is just as beautiful as the outer!! My prayer is that never changes!!


  1. She is such a doll! I could eat her up! I swear, it seems like yesterday I was at your house and she was just a few days old. It's crazy how fast the months have gone by!

  2. She does look like her hair is getting longer!! She is turning into a beautiful little girl! Love the updates!

  3. Congrats on the crib accomplishment! I wished we lived closer so we could have playdates with our kids!