Sunday, September 24, 2017

Blythe Avery, 12 Months Old

I am finally getting around to writing Blythe's  12 month update!  This will probably be it until about 18 months, as my initial goal was just to document her first year.  But I will probably update again when she is a year and a half, as I'm sure lots will have changed by then!  
This 12 month baby update seems to have gotten here a lot quicker than I imagined; they warn you about this in the beginning. But having Blythe being baby number 2 I feel like it went that much quicker. Blythe is now 1 years old! She’s absorbing so much on a daily basis and it’s freaking me out, just as much as it excites me!
Blythe is definitely not my little baby anymore and it’s taking some getting used to. She has an opinion, and she isn’t afraid to share (which sortaaa sounds like someone I know lol). She’s outspoken and impatient at times, but also so full of curiosity. She’s got an independence about her that I love, and a toughness that’s hopefully going to stick with her throughout life. It’s funny, all these little things we can pick-up about our babies personalities in just a year of life. 
And of course…just a few days before her first birthday, Blythe decided to finally trust herself. There’s no big story, there’s no big moment! We were just playing in the family room and she just started walking. Just like that — one second she was crawling, the next she was taking steps, and the very next she was clear across the room! 

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Blythe Avery, 11 Months Old

Life with an 11 month old sure is busy.

Blythe is going through so many incredible changes. It’s an amazing age, yet challenging too. I can see her frustration with wanting to do so many things all at once, but not quite having mastered all the skills yet. I’m just trying to be there for her as much as I can and reassure her that she’s doing great.

She loves to giggle, smile, baby talk, and just generally being a stinker. She loves doing things to get a reaction! She is very easy going when playing but she is also learning to be assertive. She loves to put up a HUGE fuss when getting her clothes changed, face wiped, etc.

She’s starting to stand on her own more and is easily walking around with furniture. She’s a super speedy crawler. She currently loves trying to follow me into the pantry – I have to be quick. And she zooms over to the dishwasher whenever I have it open. She has learned to open the warming drawer on the oven and loves to put her toys in it and sit in it herself. (Good thing we don't use it!) 

Ugh. Sometimes I just want to skip this section of Blythe's monthly recap because I feel like there’s so much back-and-forth and I could write a new summary about her sleep habits every week. Let’s just say some nights are good and some nights we’re up one or two times. It’s really hit or miss. Sleep is still far from wonderful over here, but it seems to be slowing getting better. 

I have already started planning her 1st birthday party. I can hardly believe it. Our house is going to be packed with friends and family.  Somewhere in the crowd there will be a mom creepy-staring at her baby while hiding her eyes with tears and smiling. Yup, that’ll be me. It should be fun. Who says the 1st birthday party is mostly for the parents? ha….I would be guilty as charged. I’m having way too much fun planning the d├ęcor and food. And just like that, my baby will be a toddler in the blink of an eye…what a beautiful, crazy, wild, mind-blowing year it’s been. It just keeps getting better.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Blythe Avery, 10 Months Old

Baby Blythe is 10 months old. Not so much a baby anymore. Can you believe it? It feels like just yesterday I was trying to decide if I was in labor or not. Month 10 has been a fun ride. We have had so much fun this past month and also had some bumps in the road with not so fun teething.