*disclaimer* I began writing this on her birthday...but my computer died. So thanks to my Daddy-o, I am up and running on my new chromebook and ready to blog away!
Was this already a year ago? Where in the world did the time go? Penny's birthday was on the 7th, and I can hardly believe it. What I can believe is how much she has changed, how much more my love for her grows each day, and how perfect I think she is!
So, at one year, Ms. Penny is becoming smarter everyday. Some of her new words are "fishy" when she wants a goldfish cracker, "that" when she sees something she likes, "cheese" when I pull out my phone (camera) or she really wants to eat some cheese, "nawnaw" which is Penny speak for Minnie Mouse, and now she is full fledged saying "Momma" when she sees me or a picture of me.
She loves puppies and babies and will shriek the word "baby" over and over again if she gets excited about her doll, or a baby that we see at the store or on TV. She had a meltdown where she cried big, fat tears over a magazine page that had a picture of a baby on it. She was chewing it so I took it away and she was just SO sad. She "woofs" at every puppy that she sees!
She is much more affectionate towards Momma and Daddy now, and will (most of the time) give us hugs and kisses on command. If she doesn't want to, she furrows her brow and shakes her head "no". She gets super excited when she hears Daddy's keys opening the door and gives him a great big smile when he walks in the door.
Sleep has been AMAZING since we crib trained. I have woken up overnight to nurse maybe once, and she sleeps in her crib all night from about 7-5. We are both sleeping so much better, but Daddy says that he misses her in our bed (but it wasn't affecting his sleep!!).
And, now for the stats. Penny was born at 7lbs 6oz and 22 inches long. At her 1 year appointment she was 23lbs 4oz and 32 inches. She is so very tall. She is wearing 18m and 24m clothes, and some 2T even! And, she's wearing at least a size 4.5 shoe, but most of the ones I have on her are a size 5. She has 6 teeth, 3 on the top and the bottom.
For her 1 year picture, I put her in the dress I wore in my one year photos. She looked adorable in it, but it was hard for her to crawl around in! On her birthday, we took her to the zoo for the first time. She really loved it, and brought home a giraffe souvenir, as you can see in the picture. Since several of my friends had babies around the same time as me, we went to a lot of birthday parties in the last couple months. The picture of her and I is from a friend's son's party, and the crown was because she was the almost birthday girl!