On October 13, 2016, my most precious bundle of joy was born. It feels like just yesterday that I heard the doctor say “Siobhán is out!”. She was so tiny, even her newborn clothes were big. My husband hogged her for the first few weeks. The only thing I would get to do was feed her because I had the breast! Now, all that teeny bop stuff is gonna and I have a full on young lady on my hands. I can’t believe how fast this past year went by.
My daughter is 12 months old and I was so emotional drawing to the day. I have this weird, confused feeling of gladness and elation at the fact that she’s growing and feel so excited every time she does something new, but then it reminds me that how fast her infancy has disappeared and she’s now a toddler running .naround the house and keeping me on my toes.
I am thankful I was able to spend every single one of those 356 days with her, and still, it seems too brief.
She started to teeth at about 7 months. It wasn’t a particularly rough phase, except that she had gotten to the point of almost weaning herself and has now reverted. She became clingy and irritable and went from taking the breast once a day to being on it every 15 minutes. I’m currently looking for an out, to slip away and wean, but, You know. She’s got 3 teeth, two on the bottom and one on the top.
Walking & Talking
She’s been walking (properly) since 10 months old and recently discovered the joy running. I’m so grateful for the open space in my living room because those little sometimes aren’t fast enough for her and bam!
She is still at one word (Baby!) if we’re talking clearly. The rest is that she will say not so clearly but we know what she means Daddy, Leave it. She understands quite a bit more, but you know.
She understands “no”, “come”, “stay”, “bye”, “phone”, “shoes”, “sleep”, “remote”, “baby” (Her doll and teddy bears), “book”, “keys” “bottle”, etc. She will also respond to commands like “Pick it up.“, “Leave it.“, “Give it to me/Mommy/Daddy.“, “Stop it.”, “Dance.”, “Lay down.”, “Thank you?”, ” Sit down.”, “No kitchen.” “Give me a hug/kiss.” “Let me see.” etc and responds accordingly. She will also respond by saying “Mmm?” when you call her, say her name or speak to her.”
She is such a joy to watch and interact with. As we speak she is fighting me to type this. (Yes, I sound like a moony, average mom. I know. I can’t stop!)