Kayla is walking! She started walking at about 11 1/2 months. I can't believe she is already walking. She is so tiny to be walking. Kayla's one year old stats are: 18 lbs, 6 oz (15% ile), 27 1/2 inches (10% ile), Weight for length 50% ile and her head circumference was only at the 3rd% ile. She has a small head. Kayla is petite. She can still wear some 6 month clothing though she mostly wears 9 month size clothes.
Here is a video of her walking. I took this video on December 5, 2012.
At one year, Kayla has 5 teeth. She is still working on that 6th tooth. She is still eating mostly baby foods, but is eating and loving yogurt, finger foods such as graham crackers, crackers and puffs. Kayla is still on formula because we tried the milk and she doesn't really care for it. We will have to do a weaning process of mixing the formula and milk. Also she loves her bottles so the process of weaning to the sippy cup has been slow. Kayla does sleep through the night well, usually 12 hours. I'm loving that! She loves her baths. She is active and squirms so much when I change her diaper and when I get her dressed. Its a challenge! She "talks" a lot. She says "ma, ma", "da, da", "ba, ba" plus lots of other sounds. She's not really saying any recognizable words yet but she "talks" like she is having a conversation. She even does hand gestures when she talks. Its really cute. Kayla is very playful and happy. She loves to be around people and other kids. She especially loves to play with her big sisters. Now that Kayla is walking, she is into everything! I have to watch her constantly because she can get into things fast. Kayla is such a delight and it has been a joy to see her learn and grow over the past year. The next year will be fun!
We had her birthday party on Saturday December 8th. Both grandparents came along with an aunt and uncle and friends. It was a small little party, but it was perfect for celebrating Kayla.
I did make the Happy Birthday banner above and the party hat below. The party hat was fairly simple to make. I bought a pack of dollar store kids party hats, covered a hat with zebra print fabric and added ribbon around the bottom and a dollar store pom pom on top. Costs much less than buying one on-line.
|Kayla at the start of eating her slice of cake|
|Half way through eating her cake|
|All done! She ate that whole piece of cake like a champ!|
|Ready for the gifts!|
|Kayla got a pink rocking horse. She loved it!|
|Kayla and her good friend Franklin from church. Isn't he cute?|
|Happy Birthday sweet girl!|