You are now 13 months old. You are a busy busy busy baby. Your mouth is busy getting teeth, your brain is busy trying to learn words and your body is busy learning new skills. You are trying to drop down to one nap a day, and some days you can handle it but often you need to take a cat nap before dinner or you are a mess.
You have started playing games like tossing or rolling a ball back and forth with someone. It's so fun to watch you play with your sisters! You have also mastered climbing the stairs. It's relatively nerve wracking for all the adults around you but you race for the stairs anytime the gate is open. Unfortunately our staircase is really steep so it'll stay locked until you are a little bigger and can manage them up and down safely without a spotter.
You are learning so many words! They all sound pretty much the same, but you are mimicking every sound you can and trying to categorize everything in the world around you. I can just see your little brain churning. You are also working on some fine motor skills, like feeding yourself with a spoon. If we put food on the spoon, you'll get it into your mouth, but often you are so hungry you just throw the spoon aside and eat with your hands. I feel you sister, I get that hungry too.
You have developed a new habit of shoving your hand in my mouth/eyes/ears while nursing. I am not a fan.
You are playing with toys and trying to figure them out in new ways
You still nurse to sleep every night.
Though some naps you just fall asleep on my (or your dads) back.
We went bowling, you helped me win!
You moved into a big kid car seat! You still fit in your infant seat but Lucy was ready for a BIG kid car seat so you get the flowered seat!
You are pretty proud of yourself for playing ball!
I was impressed too.
You and Lu don't sleep next to each other every night, but when you do it's pretty cuddly.
We pulled out the pajamas that Nana made all of us last christmas. The big kids still fit theirs because there was a little growing room but you have grown a LOT so yours were… snug.
Speaking of sleep, you're starting to get a little mullety duck tail in the back. It's divine.
We had a trip to the Children's Museum and you and Lucy had such a great time! Christmas is in full swing!
We went to the farm to pick out a tree. It was a perfect Portland day, grey and dreary and it was raining and muddy. But we still had fun!
You met Santa! Lucy wasn't as impressed as you were. I don't know what you asked Santa for for Christmas, but I am guessing it's the ability to walk. You are SO ready to be a toddler.
bad babies go to baby jail.
Sisters from the circus.
Right after this picture was snapped you fell off the seat and weren't very happy. No worries, you weren't hurt. :)
Practicing your spoon skills!
This is often how dinner gets made.
My darling Mabel June, you are SUCH a delight to parent. You are funny and sweet and so so so snuggly. The way you wrap your arms around me and put your head on my chest for a hug is a mama's dream. Your drooly, snotty open mouthed kisses are divinely gross. The way you smile at everyone you love is pure magic.
I love you deeply, Mama