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Saturday, November 19, 2011

13 Months

Feel free to ignore these monthly posts - they're more for my record!

Evan is 1 year, 1 month old today! What has he been up too?

- At his last appointment (12.5 months), he was 21 lbs 9 oz (35th percentile - up 1o percentile points from last time), and 80.5 cm tall (92 percentile). Tall and lean still.

- He has six teeth now (four on top, two on the bottom)

- He's been down to one nap for about a month now.

- He goes to sleep for the night usually around 7:30pm and wakes up between 6-7am.

- He's completely off of formula. The transition to whole milk was very smooth. He's also down to 4 bottles a day, and we're working on transitioning to sippy cups (he takes water from a sippy cup).

- He is very good at cruising now (walking around furniture, etc.)

- He is starting to stand on his own. He'll pull himself up to standing on something, then slowly let go and stand there for a few seconds. He finds this very exciting (so do we though!).

- He LOVES to point at things.

- He's very into reading lately. He will bring us books and give them to us to read. His favorite right now is Brown Bear, Brown Bear. He will search through his pile of books for it and bring it over to us. If we don't start reading it, he gets very annoyed!

- He can definitely understand what we're saying to him and can follow directions. I can ask him to go get me something and bring it back, or to get me a different book to read, and he will.

- He sticks his tongue out when he's concentrating. It's so cute!

- He loves eating whole versions of food instead of cut up pieces. This is especially true for fruit like apples and pears. If we cut them up, he throws them on the ground.

- His favorite toys are the shape sorters, blocks, and Lego. Oh, and the cat beds :P

- He has formed a special bond with one of the ladies in his daycare room: she rushes to greet him in the mornings, and they call her his surrogate mom!