12 Months – 1 Whole Year!

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It is so crazy that our little Rubydoo is already one year old! In some ways the year has flown by, but somehow, Β it has also been the longest year of our lives (probably something to Β do with being awake for more of it than any other year ;-)). It has been so much fun to watch our daughter grow into the little person she now is. We’ve had our share of ups and downs, but I think we are finally getting into a better groove, and while still hectic, life seems to be running a little more smoothly. Now to recap the last month!

Milestones

  • We definitely have a walker. It was not long after figuring it out that she has really taken to it and wants to walk all the time, even if she doesn’t necessarily have somewhere to go.
  • Ruby has been doing a good job of getting the hang of wearing shoes while walking around
  • She has gotten especially excited when we let her walk outside. She’s always loved being outside, and I think she’s especially intrigued by the ability to now explore the great wide world on her own (with much supervision of course, haha)
  • We have all remained a little healthier this month. With daycare always comes on-and-off sniffles, but nothing too major this month.
  • Sleep has gotten a lot better. She is never ready to stop the fun, so we still get a little fussing at bedtime, but for the most part, she’s been doing very well.
  • She’s been babbling more and more and has really taken to pointing at things of interest.
  • We’ve been working on using utensils, and she is starting to get the hang of her spoon (i.e. every 10th try she gets a piece of food in her mouth, haha)
  • She touched her first frog! (a milestone I’m sure her mom loves, haha)

Not-so-great Moments

  • We have been dealing with lots of teething this month (finally!). While we thought she was teething earlier, we are finally actually seeing some teeth break through! She’s going to need them with all the food she has been eating. πŸ™‚
  • We decided to try egg a little early, and Ruby wasn’t quite ready for it. Within minutes, she had broken out in itchy hives all over. Luckily, it started clearing up fairly quickly and wasn’t bad enough to cause any wheezing or breathing problems, but it was still a bit of a scary moment. It was sad too because she really seemed to love them!
  • Combining the teething with another cold has lead to a bit of a regression in sleep on the cusp of her birthday, but we’re still chugging along.

I couldn’t really decide if I wanted to do a full year recap or just a 12 month post, so I think it will be a little bit of a blend. For the most part, it will be the last month, but I’ve extended her 6 month video to a year (so get ready because it is kinda long!) and recapped her monthly photos to really see the progression. πŸ™‚

Grocery shopping with my little hippie

Grocery shopping with my little hippie

Our adorable little munchkin

Our adorable little munchkin

Egg allergy :-( This is after it had started clearing up a bit

Egg allergy πŸ™ This is after it had started clearing up a bit

"Don't mind me. I'm just going to contemplate life while I eat this apple"

“Don’t mind me. I’m just going to contemplate life while I eat this apple”

Ever the voracious reader, even on the go

Ever the voracious reader, even on the go

"Well hello there good lookin'!"

“Well hello there good lookin’!”

These little "jeans" make her look like such a big little person!

These little “jeans” make her look like such a big little person!

Cooler weather = tackier outfits for walks

Cooler weather = tackier outfits for walks

Beautiful sunset walk with my girls

Beautiful sunset walk with my girls

Halloween Parade at daycare

Halloween Parade at daycare

Noticing her parents

Noticing her parents

Our little lady bug

Our little lady bug

Someone really wanted to explore Fright Night all by herself

Someone really wanted to explore Fright Night all by herself

My beautiful girls at Fright Night

My beautiful girls at Fright Night

Best pic of the trio from Halloween that we could manage

Best pic of the trio from Halloween that we could manage

Checking out all the trick-or-treaters

Checking out all the trick-or-treaters

Getting the hang of the candy bowl thing

Getting the hang of the candy bowl thing

Checking out her loot

Checking out her loot

First Halloween!

First Halloween!

Practicing for next year

Practicing for next year

Quite the dresser

Quite the dresser

Teeth are finally appearing

Teeth are finally appearing

Bundled up for a trip to Target

Bundled up for a trip to Target

Eating can be exhausting

Eating can be exhausting

Playing can be exhausting too, but not so much that one has to stop, haha

Playing can be exhausting too, but not so much that one has to stop, haha

Our beautiful little girl

Our beautiful little shopper

Our punkin surrounded by pumpkins

Our punkin surrounded by pumpkins

Our ad for the Pumpkin Patch :-)

Our ad for the Pumpkin Patch πŸ™‚

"How about this one?"

“How about this one?”

"This one look pretty good too"

“This one looks pretty good too”

"Hmm... though I DO like the way this one sits"

“Hmm… though I DO like the way this one sits”

"Let's keep looking mom"

“Let’s keep looking mom”

"Hey, a ME-sized one!"

“Hey, a ME-sized one!”

"Let me make sure this is the best one"

“Let me make sure this is the best one”

"Got it Dad. Let's go!"

“Got it Dad. Let’s go!”

Story time with Mom

Story time with Mom

And now the video! It is on the longer side (~16 minutes), but it includes most of our favorite clips from our first year with our munchkin! I added a little background music (all songs with “Ruby” in the title of course), and if you want to just watch the last 6 months, you can jump to about 7:00.

And before her official 1 year photo (which has become quite the production, haha), here’s a little recap! πŸ™‚

month-to-month-2

1 Year Old!

1 Year Old!

And we made it! There were times that I wasn’t sure that we would keep up with our monthly posts, but we actually held it together. πŸ™‚ After this, we’ll probably post a little more randomly (event-driven instead of time-driven), but we will definitely try to make sure we never let it go too long without some kind of update. Still hard to believe that we no longer have an infant!


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