Sunday, November 3, 2013

12 Months!

  12 Months!!

Welp friends, we made it!  My baby turned one!  I am only a few weeks late writing this monthly update, but better late than never. 

Here are some of the things we did this month - from my iphone pictures. 

We had LOTS and lots of play dates:

Mom's Group Gals, Park date

Mom's Group- at the Zoo! 

Layne and Cruz

Olivia, Cruz & Layne

Cruz & Layne at Costco. 

We went Apple Picking! Every year my friends and I go apple picking, and we wanted to make sure we continued that tradition even with things being drastically different after loosing our friend.  So this year we went with her kids and her mom & step father.  
The girls had a great time as did Layne in her first pumpkin patch! 

Selfie on the mini kids train.. uh huh.. i stuffed myself in there ;)

Grace, Layne & Nyla and Papa Steve driving the truck

Layne & Dada

The pumpkin patch picture that i just HAD to get 

With Grace & Nyla and Layne's eye's closed. 

Love this shot. 

Hung around the house and just stood and climbed all over everything.  She's still not walking yet, but we are almost there.  

Pretend - walking Chai


Scooting around on the Y Bike


Layne and i have matching tights and i am jealous of her coat and shoes. 

Climbing and shooting me teenage looks. (Like Cortney mentioned on instagram) ha!

After the birthday party we headed back to our house and opened so many generous gifts.  


Girls Gone wild

And probably the best video ever.. Layne saying HOLA.... over and over and over.  I love it so ...

Mama had a Moms Night Out with my mom's group.  What started with BYOB sushi, ended with dancing at a bar till 1am.  Mom's needed a night out !! 

Beginning of the night.....

The end of the night.. ha! 

At 12 months Layne is:  
So happy and sweet. 

Becoming more and more rambunctious 

At play dates - steals toys from other babies and cries when i make her give them back.. we are learning.  ;)

Will bring me books at all time from all over the house for me to read to her. And I'll say to her, go get mama another book- and she will crawl right over and bring me books.  Doesn't seem too exciting, but she understands what's going on, and that is nuts! 

Standing alone, and cruising all over the house, and walking with the Y bike, but hasn't taken a step yet.  I am in NO hurry for this.  Can i get one of those back packs with a leash when she starts walking? Or are those frowned upon? ;)

Still nursing with no signs of stopping. 

Sleeps about 13 hours through the night total, with random wake ups every now and then.  On a good night she goes to bed at 7:30pm.. wakes up anywhere between 4-5am, then back down after nursing and up for the day between 8:30- 9:30am.  Thank you Layne, for being a good sleeper.  THANK YOU!  I'll take it for as long as I can get it. Because imagine once you can stand up and walk out of your own bed, Mama won't be as lucky.   Update:  after writing this post she woke up every 2-3 hours that night.  (Teething... Who knows) 
Now I finally know... Never gloat about her being a good sleeper, because when I do... I always jinx it.  

She is Chatty Cathy- just talks and talks and talks.. She knows who mama and Dada and Chai Chai are. Says so many words. 

Thanks for playing in the 12 month updates! I will still try to update often even though my monthly photo sessions are finished.  

I made a photo collage from Walgreens of the 12 month photos and it turned out great.  TEAR!!

The difference between 1, 2 and 3 is Crazy! My little peanut grew up so fast!

Next up toddler years.... right?  No lie, I googled...."my baby is one, now what?"  ha!  There are so many rules and books and apps and things for the baby's 1st year, but after that... what do you do?  

So far so good. Fingers crossed this mama just figures it out.  With help from all my momma friends and family before me, I know I'll figure it out.  Thank god I have such an awesome little girl to continue on this journey with me.  We love you Layne ! Happy 12 months!  


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