Oh, our sweet Jane is now one and a half! Where has the time gone? She continues her journey toward independence; she likes to try to put on her own socks, pants, and shoes. She’s becoming a bit more of a picky eater, preferring mostly fruit and carbs. She does love corn and peas, so at least she is getting some vegetables!
When I ask her where her baby brother is, she will usually point to my belly, but then will point to her own! But she will also give my belly a hug and kiss when I ask her to give kisses and cuddles to brother. It’s so cute! And I make sure to tell her that her brother loves her, too. I held an eight-month-old at a birthday party a few weeks ago and Jane wasn’t jealous at all! In fact, she just wanted to give the sweet baby lots of hugs and kisses; it was so precious!
Height: 31.5 inches (50th %-ile)
Weight: 23 pounds, 10 ounces (between 25th & 50th %-iles)
Shoe size: Her feet are too, umm, pudgy for most size 4s, but too short for size 5. Such an awkward fitting stage!
Diaper size: 4
Clothing: Her 18 month shirts fit fine, but otherwise she fits better in 24 month clothing. I still keep a lot of the 18 month outfits around, though, because she has some warmer clothes in that size.
Don’t touch the Christmas tree??
Sleep: Jane is sleeping in her crib full-time now, although she still wakes a few times at night. She has slept through the night once or twice, but her sleep patterns tend to be unpredictable. Andrew and I often fall asleep on the floor or in the recliner in her room in the middle of the night. She has been waking around 6:30 in the morning and going to bed between 6:30 and 7:30 at night, depending on the timing of her nap. I’ve gotten to be a pro at moving her (huge) convertible car seat out of the car and into the house without waking her, thereby getting her some much needed sleep and mommy a much needed break when Jane falls asleep in the car.
Jane loves being outside
Milestones: Jane’s vocabulary continues to grow, and this month she started signing apple and banana. She is also finally saying momma! And now she won’t stop saying it ;)
Just after Thanksgiving, Jane caught her first real illness, roseola. It was a pretty mild case, but it did leave her pretty cranky for a week. Her bottom two incisors also came in this month.
Jane wasn’t too excited about meeting the Clauses.
As an anniversary/Christmas gift, my parents gave us some tickets to Disney, and on Jane’s 18-month-birthday, we went to EPCOT where she met Santa and saw Candlelight. It was a fun, but very exhausting day.