This past week our Genevieve turned 13 months old!
At her one-year doctor’s appointment, Genevieve weighed 20 pounds (56th percentile), measured 25 inches in length (1st percentile), and had a head circumference of 18.1 inches (78th percentile). Her height-to-weight ratio makes her especially chunky right now ha.
Genevieve has mastered the crawling rite of passage in our house and can get up and down the two stairs to our sunken living room independently. She is still army crawling but getting her legs going more and more. Genevieve does a little bit of pulling herself up. She’s not quite pulling herself up to a full-standing position yet.
Genevieve’s words include mama, dada, kitty, and night night. She understands more and more words. Genevieve is also getting so good at communicating things like that she doesn’t want any more milk by pushing the bottle away.
We never took down the play yard fence that we got from Olivia. It’s been such a lifesaver with Genevieve, too. While she doesn’t always love being in there, she’ll do extended stretches by herself or with someone in there with her. Genevieve also does well being in the play area to calm down or to drink a bottle uninterrupted with minimal distractions.
I have done a terrible job taking pictures of the kids the past couple of months, including when we’re out and about (i.e., at the zoo) and even with family. All of the pictures in this post are from our trip to the Domes to see their holiday show and our Christmas get-together with my in-laws.
Genevieve made the transition seamlessly to whole milk the week of her first birthday. We did a couple of days alternating formula and milk as she finished out her formula supply. Then she went right to whole milk all the time with zero issues. I was giving Genevieve eight ounces of formula at one time. Usually, she drinks a maximum of six or seven ounces of milk at once, I think mostly because she eats so much solid food already. I offer Genevieve milk with every meal. She usually has at least one or two other bottles during the day as well.
We’re in a routine right now where Genevieve eats either breakfast or lunch in her high chair and just does a bottle for the other meal, which is a good balance. Then she had a snack when she wakes up from her nap and a big dinner with the whole family. Sometimes I’ll give her a final bottle before bed, especially if she didn’t drink much milk at dinner. But most of the time, Genevieve is fine for the rest of the night.
Genevieve is a very enthusiastic eater. She’ll eat baby puffs but otherwise isn’t interested in baby food, instead greatly preferring regular food. I let her try everything we eat, as long as I can cut it up small enough for her. There are very few foods Genevieve hasn’t liked. Her absolute favorite foods are graham crackers and buttered toast. Recently I gave Genevieve mandarin orange for the first time. She ate the entire orange in one sitting.
Genevieve’s clothing sizes are all over the place. She’s wearing 6-12 and 12-18 month onesies and pajamas. As she’s so short right now, quite a few 3-6 month pants still fit her. Most 6-12 month pants are okay, too. 12-18 month pants are still too long. Genevieve remains in size 4 diapers. She really doesn’t need night diapers with a liner anymore. After she and Olivia finish off our current stash, I’ll keep Genevieve in regular diapers all the time and move Olivia up to pull-ups.
Genevieve’s sleep gets better and better. She’s solidly taking one nap a day now at the same time as Olivia. They go down between noon and 1:00 and sleep for at least a couple of hours. Every once in a while, Genevieve still wakes up at night. She settles down again very quickly.
This past month, we transitioned Tommy away from having the upstairs bathroom light on all night and sleeping with just his LED light and then nightlights in his bedroom and the bathroom. Having it darker upstairs has helped Genevieve sleep so much later in the mornings. She almost always makes it past 7:00 now.
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