Sadie at 13 & 14 Months

Friday, June 28, 2013

We officially have a walker on our hands! At about 12.5 months Sadie took her first independent steps and she's been "go go go" ever since! Which means we've been "go go go" right along with her. It has been especially exciting to see her become more sure of herself. At first she was very hesitant to walk in public (on the sidewalk, at the park) - she always wanted to hold our hands. After about a month of walking she has gotten more and more confident in herself and now refuses to hold our hands when we're outside!
She's such a big girl with an infectious smile and loves saying "hi" to everyone she sees outside (although her timing is often off and she'll say "hi" after they've passed us by).
Nicknames: Say-Say, Sade, Say, Boo
Temperament: Still very happy and smiley, but very determined to have things go your way. If we pick you up without asking you "up" first, you are not a happy camper! You're listening to us and watching us very closely, especially when you go near something you're not supposed to (and say "no no" to yourself as you do it!).
Things I Could Do Without: The occasional epic meltdowns where you arch your back and try and wriggle out my arms. It's not fun for either one of us!
Item/Toy We Love The Most: Definitely your stroller. It's great that we can get out again with the nicer weather. You just kick back and relax in your stroller! And I love that we can give you snacks and a sippy cup while we go for walks.
Item/Toy You Love The Most: Your play pots and pans - you could play with those for hours. In truth, you are happy to play with the silliest things long periods of time - one day you played with your winter hat for an hour!
Things I’m Loving Most Right Now: Sharing food with you! It's so great to be able to share a smoothie or pancakes or really anything with you. You're eager to try new foods and usually want what I have.
Things You’re Loving Most Right Now: Walking. Everywhere. And you're fast!! You love running away from us so that we have to chase you. You're also getting really good at climbing the stairs, which is exciting and scary (for me). Oh, and of course: lights! You love pointing out the lights in a room and switching them on and off.
Sounds/Words: All kinds of words. You repeat after us all day long. You are also getting really good at sign language, and say the words while you sing: please, more, water (waa waa), milk, all done. It is so cute and so much fun that you really communicate with us about what you want!
Foods You Like: You love absolutely everything, especially green veggies. You could eat broccoli all day long! You love fruits, fruit smoothies, beef stew, Indian lentil stew...pretty much anything we put in front of you is devoured in seconds!


Sadie at 12 Months

This is a little bit belated (ok, a lot!), but I wanted to make sure I wrapped up Sadie's first year updates, even if it's just for her and me in the future!

The year has flown by so fast my head is still spinning. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to be “pre-baby me” but I don’t even know her anymore. Because the “momma me” finally feels like the real me. And it took awhile to get to this place. The first few months of being a mom I felt absolutely silly as a pushed the stroller around my neighborhood. Now being out strolling with Sadie is second nature to me. I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that sleeping until 7am on Saturday mornings is sleeping in. And it’s blissful.

And I know that having a toddler isn’t exactly easy fun and games all the time, but I’m really looking forward to this time as Sadie's momma. We’re less tied to nap schedules, she can have snacks in her stroller as we’re out and about, and we’re finally having some fun! I’m sure I’m in for some challenges with my strong-willed, goofy little girl, but I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us.

I’m excited to share our last installment of week-by-week photos. It’s been so much fun capturing Sadie each week in all of her fun outfits and silly expressions. And, starting with 13 months we’ll be taking monthly photos with an entirely new backdrop!

Nicknames: Say-Say (given to her by her nanny), Sade, Boo-ba, Sadie-Boo
Temperament: Happy, happy, happy!
Things I Could Do Without: Your appetite is sloooowly getting better, but we'd definitely love to see you eating more!
Item/Toy We Love The Most: Your little wagon walker - you can walk pretty fast with it now!
Item/Toy You Love The Most: Your stacking rings. Still. They provide so much entertainment!
Things I’m Loving Most Right Now: Tickling you and hearing you giggle!
Things You’re Loving Most Right Now: Cruising around the furniture! You also love going to your music class.
Sounds/Words: The usuals: momma, daddda, go, ba-ba
Foods You Like: You're definitely getting more interested in finger foods, but you're still not quite sure.