Any other bloggers have this happen? I had no idea I was uploading such huge pictures (resolution-wise that is) all this time! Live and learn I guess.
|A closer shot, with some teeth visible...there are 9 now!|
2 of those being molars- yikes!
|Her favorite way to sit right now is cross-legged.|
|As well as this guy...or "Daddeeee!" as she calls him.|
|"This chair is for standing, right?"|
|"Later Mom, I've got stuff to do!"|
Now that we've gone through the sticker pack, you may be wondering what I've got in store for next year. I still wondering that too myself. I've got some ideas brewing, but I feel like something new. Just this past month she was darn near determined to pull the sticker right off her shirt...so stickers are probably out. And And keeping her in one spot and sitting, well, you saw how that went! So since I want to continue posting monthly updates for at least the next year, I'm going to be trying some new things for our photo shoot. Stay tuned next month to see what I decide on, or what Avery decides on for me!
Now onto her stats for the months. Nothing major here. In fact both her height and weight stayed the same from last month, which I consider to be good because with her now walking (everywhere) I bet she's burning a lot more calories than before, but yet her weight seems to be staying stable. Kind of crazy to think that back when she was born she was 8 lbs. 21 inches!
So I only found it fitting to re-take the picture of us on the bed, just like we were a year earlier (only this time we took it much earlier in the day...as opposed to around midnight when it was taken on her "birth-day").
Speaking of changes that have taken place in the past year, let's talk about my body. That sounds lovely. But if you've followed my blog, you know I've posted about this topic before. I was curious what my body would look like while pregnant and especially after I had Avery. How long would it take to go back to normal? Would there even be a normal? Here's some pictures to show the changes.
|"I'm done with photo shoots Mom!"|
Weight gain during pregnancy: 25 lbs.
1 week after: lost 20 lbs
6 weeks after: lost 5 lbs
6 months after: lost 11 lbs
1 year after: lost 4 lbs
Total loss: 40 lbs
|12 months after birth|
Moving on to some fun stuff...this past month, Avery got to celebrate Easter. It all started with a little bunny fun (as you may remember on this post). And although I was in full-Birthday planning mode, I did manage to do a little Easter decorating around the house, my new favorite thing to do.
|Bunny figure from Hobby Lobby|
|Egg wreath (love!) from JoAnn Fabrics|
Then we went and spent Easter with our families. Here we are enjoying the nice spring weather we got on Easter day.
|With Grandma Karen and Uncle Austin|
Here's some other fun highlights from the past month:
|Other word she loves to say: "Shoes" which comes out,|
"Chews" or "Dad chews" for Dad's shoes.
|She has become very inquisitive this month too. You can|
ask her a question and she'll raise a hand or two, and
|She has really started showing preferences to things|
she likes and doesn't like. One thing she doesn't like:
the word "no". Say the word to her, and this will happen.
|If she happens to snatch one of our phones, you'll see her|
pretend talking on it. She looks like a busy, business
baby in this pic.
Last but not least, we have decided to move Avery out of our room and into her own room, or her "big girl room" as we call it. A few months ago, I blogged in this post about our sleeping routine at that time where she spent about half the night sleeping in her own bed, and the other half in our bed...all of which was in our room. This worked out great up until a few weeks ago, when she decided she had no desire to sleep in her own bed other than when she first went to sleep. She would cry and scream from her bed, as we tried to ignore her and encourage her to go back to sleep. I'm not a fan of letting her cry it out, but both her and I struggled to get comfortable together in our bed. She needed more room and I was tired of getting karate kicked all night. Some nights she would do it less, but others, it would seem like she was up all the time either wanting to nurse or re-position herself. When I would try to put her back in her bed she would start crying and screaming, only to calm down when I brought her back to bed...and the cycle continued.
|One and done...moving into her big girl room.|
Something had to be done.One last pic for you to wrap up the 12 month post...
In case you're ever curious how I get her to look so happy in some of the photos I take of her...well, that's because enlist the help of lots of photo assistants (aka family members and pets)! I couldn't do it without them.
|My family (aka photo assistants) at the O-N-E photo shoot|
in the backyard.
Thanks for following Avery's journey these past 12 months. I can't wait to see what the next year will have in store for us! ( :