The week after her birthday, her physical therapist and another lady from the Birth to 3 program came to do a six month evaluation. They wanted to see if we had reached our goal we had set six months ago, when Britta first started the program and then to set new goals for the next six months. It was amazing to me to see how minimal our goals were-- we just wanted her to sit up and to be able to have some hand movement. Man, did little Britta blow those goals out of the water! It makes me feel kind of sad that our goals were so small. But we honestly weren't even sure if she ever would sit up or roll over or be able to pick up things. Those things seemed so lofty and out of reach. But our sweet little Britta has come so far and made so much progress. My eyes teared up as we talked about how far she'd come. It really is a miracle. Truly.
The sweet girl loves her newfound freedom. She crawls everywhere, though she's still pretty slow at it. Her favorite place to go is to the bottom of the stairs, where she'll get up on her knees (another tremendous feat) and just try her little heart out to push herself up to the top step. Sometimes she'll get tired and rest her cute little head on the step while she gears up to try again. She's a long way away from being able to climb stairs.
It is hard to believe she's already one! We can't wait to see how far she comes in the next year. I think she's going to wow us all. At least I have faith that she will.
- 30.2 inches tall (85%)
- 18.9 HC (98%)
- 21.25 lbs. (75%)
Sleeping: Goes to bed at 7 and wakes up around 8 or so. Has a nap around 12:30 or 1 and sleeps for at least 2 hours generally.
Wearing: 12-18 month clothes.
Lights up the most around Paige (and usually Marin). If Paige is in the same room as she is, she'll constantly be trying to get her attention. Today she was trying to get both Marin and Paige's attention while they were watching a Christmas movie. And whether they'd look her way or not she'd wave at them and chatter. If they'd look at her, she'd start laughing.
We're trying to get her to talk more (like, maybe saying MOM would be nice), but she's just going at her own pace.
She likes to point to things and say "dat" or "dis" for this or that.
She starts dancing as soon as she hears music or some kind of beat.