I know they all develop at different stages.
I know that it doesn't matter if they're one year old with only 2 teeth in their entire mouth. (Cough *Anna* Cough)
But I can't help but have an interest in hearing about where babies are, at what stage, and then silently comparing Anna to them.
Yes, yes... it's wrong. But... meh. I do it anyway.
So, if you're at all like me and would like to know if your baby is the same as (or is bizarrely different from) at least one other baby in the world... well, here's your chance.
Age: 1 year old
Teeth: Two. That's it. Two bottom teeth and the rest is ALLLLLLLLL gums.
Hair: Very little. It's growing more in the back, but if you were to look at her, she'd still be classified as a mostly bald baby.
Size: She's 20 lbs., 6 ounces. And 29 and a half inches tall. In other words - in the 25th to 50th percentile for weight and the 75th percentile for height. Long, lean baby machine!
Crawling: She's been doing it since she was 8 and a half months. And man she is FAST. She's definitely good at the crawling thing.
Cruising: Shortly after crawling, the cruising began. Anna's always loved pulling herself up and standing. So it was no surprise to me that she'd quickly find a way to make her way around the house by holding onto stuff and shimmying along.
Walking: Not quite yet. She's taken 3 steps, here and there. But she's not 100% sure that she wants to give it a real go yet. Why would she when Mom and Dad will bend over all hunchback-like so she can hold our fingers and merrily prance about the room??
Food: She has suddenly become a picky eater! In the past 3 weeks to a month, Anna will no longer eat: carrots, peas, green beans, black beans, cheerios, oatmeal, lentil mush (a recipe I've made for her that she's loved in the past) or anything that resembles something healthy. Crackers and toast are her go-to foods now. My little carb-loading baby.
Hmmm... what else? Oh yes...
Cuteness: OFF THE FREAKIN' CHARTS.
Skin: Softest skin ever. I love touching her face - especially her cheeks and chin area because it's so soft and sweet and lovely.
And finally... as well all know... my favourite subject...
Sleep: Getting better. But the child refuses to sleep all night long still. She's woken up a few times tonight already. Mostly it's just once a night now. Fingers are crossed for the day this happens. Come on, sleep... come to Mama.
Anyway - I'm always interested in other babies. So - where are your little buttertarts at?