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Makayla Jo | 12 month update | March 9, 2013 {first birthday update}

My Dearest Makayla Jo,

Happy Birthday sweet baby girl! I can’t believe how fast the past year has gone, but at the same time I cannot remember what life was like before you. You have brought us so much joy, so much laughter, so much pride, and so much love over the past year. Last night was the last time I put you to bed as a baby, and I’m not going to lie, I cried. A lot. You are becoming so independent, that you do not even want to be rocked to sleep anymore. You wiggle your way out of my arms and you just want to be put down in your crib. You LOVE your crib. Recently you don’t even want to get out of it in the morning or after naps! You LOVE playing outside, going to the park, and playing with bubbles. You LOVE seeing doggies and you squeal when you do, but then once people let you get close and pet them you kinda get freaked out. ¬†You LOVE playing in your Little Tikes Police Car that grandma & grandpa got you for your birthday!

What’s new this month:

You have started running. You bring your shoes to us when you want to go somewhere. You are saying HIIIII and BYEEEEE and wave when you say both. You know how to come and give hugs. You give Miss Cathy a huge hug every morning you go to daycare. You have your two fang top teeth and your two bottom middle teeth, for a total of four teeth at 12 months. Your favorite foods are blueberries, bananas, avocados, crackers, cinnamon snacks, black beans, chicken nuggets, raviolis, and string cheese blocks. We’re trying to introduce you to new foods frequently but you are starting to only like what you’ve already had.

You love water in your sippy cup. We’re starting to transition you to whole milk. We started by putting a little bit in with your bottles and we will slowly increase as you get used to it.


2′ 5.724″ (75.5 cm)


19 lb 13.1 oz (8.99 kg)

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