Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Schwartz's vs the 13th Month Old

(...what you're still doing this?  Yes, I think I'll keep up the monthly posts until 18 months, and then switch to annual birthday updates.  But we'll see.)

Sarah, you're 13 months and here's what you're up to now:

* You can free stand really well.  You'll even squat down and pick something off the floor and then stand back up with it.  But if something is available for you to hold on to, you generally do.
* You're getting very close to to walking without fingers.  You take about 3 to 4 steps before you fall forward.  Normally you only want to walk between people, but just the other day you started letting go of stuff to walk to mommy.
* You're still babbling in your fun language.  Sometimes it sounds like you are saying "taco, taco, taco" and if I say taco back to you, you start to giggle.  I have no idea what it means to you, but it must be funny.
* You must have some sort of inner monologue.  Sometimes while you're playing with you're little people you'll look at one and start to giggle.  I have no idea what you're thinking about.
* You know the tupperware cabinet is yours and will crawl to it, open it up, and start playing if I'm in the kitchen.
* You've really made great strides in playing by yourself.  Mommy can even leave the room without you flipping out.  Not always but often enough that I'm happy.
* Your nap schedule is still out of whack.  Some days you take a morning nap, some days you don't.  I'd actually prefer you go back to your 1 nap a day routine because it was a usually a nice long nap in the afternoons.
* Your bedtime schedule is a thing of beauty.  I love you for it.  You eat dinner around 5:30-6:00.  Then you take a bath between 6:00-6:30 for about 15-20 minutes.  After you get out we get your jammies on, blow dry your hair, put your toys away, read your night night book, and then put you to bed.  You go down by 7:00 and sleep till 7 the next morning.  You love your bedtime routine and daddy says you even kick your legs with excitement when he gets you near your crib to put you in.  I hope it always stays that way.
* You have 1 food allergy we know of, peas.
* You are a busy little girl and bundle of fun.  You keep us moving and generally laughing.

1 comment:

  1. love you guys so very much! I know that it won't be too long before she just walks around the corner and says, "Mom, can I ....?"