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Thursday, October 4, 2012

One Year Well Visit

Today Belalu had her one-year well visit. She's actually 13 1/2 months, but I called at the last minute for an appointment and we had to wait this long to get in. Here are the stats for the AH growth chart:

Weight: 19lbs, 11 oz or 8.93kg = 10th percentile
Height: 27" or 68.6 cm = under 3rd percentile
Head: 19" or 48 cm = over 97th percentile

As we already knew from our PT appointment, Belalu has blown past the 12 month milestones and has actually gotten most of the 15 month ones down alreay.

She's walking, waving and saying "bye-bye", says Mama and Papa, that, hola and hi, signs when she's all done, gives hugs and kisses, feeds herself, scribbles with a crayon, puts small objects and different shapes in their corresponding holes, stoops and recovers. She likes to drink from a cup, but gets most of it down the front of her. She understands "no" and "cacaplá" the sound we make with corresponding tongue out if she tries to eat something she shouldn't.

She loves to put on necklaces and bracelets, and then shakes her wrist or walks around patting her tummy and the beads. She'll point to pictures on the wall and say "that" so we'll talk about them with her- really she points at everything and does that, but we do it as a bedtime routine up the stairs and in her room with all the pictures along the way. She loves being outside, playing in sand and water and on the boat, even if it's parked in front of the house.

She is so communicative these days. She points at things and "talks" about them. The past few nights have been cooler, so she's been sleeping in footed jammies. When she wakes up in the morning, she'll start talking in her crib, and when I come in to get her, she's standing up, holding her foot up and pointing at it, "talking" - clearly showing me that her foot has gotten caught in her pajama leg and she wants it back in the foot part. She also looooves taking off her shoes and telling us to put them back on her feet.

She currently has three molars coming in (the first is already all up), but even so, she's been really sweet lately and a lot of fun to have around. She loves playing with her brother and gives him lots of kisses and hugs, along with her Cabbage Patch preemie who came with the name Bella Liv so my mom just had to get it for her. It's the perfect size for her to carry around, and sometimes I'll come in her room in the morning, and she'll be sitting and hugging her baby.

Whew! I didn't mean to go on and on. We're having so much fun with her and enjoying playing and spending time together. Now, if I could just get her to settle in the car so we could drive medium-to-long distances in peace, things would be near-perfect!


  1. YAY!!!! Sounds like she is doing awesome!!! And no, I don't believe there are any toddlers who do well in cars... Not in our house for sure...

  2. Awesome! She's doing wonderful! We go through phases with the car too!

  3. I am so happy Belalu is doing so well! She sounds like such a sweetie with all the adorable things she can do! She is beautiful! Love the pic! Xoxo