Mary turned 1 over Labor Day weekend, and I almost can't believe how quickly this year went by. We moved to Tulsa when she was 3.5 weeks old, and that feels like yesterday. Our entire family had a pretty bad cold that weekend, but we still had a little family party for Mary as planned.
I love seeing the difference a year makes. In the first picture Mary is 1 week old at her newborn photo session, and the second picture is the afternoon of her birthday.
We spent the morning relaxing at home, and the boys helped wrap her presents while she napped. In the afternoon we went out to lunch and picked up her cake.
The boys were excited to watch/help Mary open her presents.
Here's the happy birthday girl waiting for her cake.
Mary LOVED her cake! She ate the entire piece and probably would have eaten more if given the chance.
We had her 12-month wellness visit on September 8th. Here's a picture of her waiting for her shots.
Weight: 19 lbs., 6.5 oz. (23rd percentile)
Height: 28.9 inches (43rd percentile)
Head Circumference: 46.7cm/18.4 inches (89th percentile)
After being off the charts underweight at her 9-month appointment, I was pretty excited to see how much weight she had gained at this appointment. I think the head measurement is a little off, because I don't think she had the measuring tape on correctly, but she definitely has a good sized head.
As far as her development, Mary completely stopped commando crawling and just started crawling normally on August 12th. She now crawls around very quickly, and she'll speed up when you start chasing after her. She is obsessed with the fireplace, shoe rack, all outlets and cords, and pretty much anything she's not supposed to touch. When you tell her no as she approaches something she just speeds up and giggles.
She started clapping on August 26th, and she claps all the time. She loves to clap while she swings at the park, and anytime someone says "yay" she'll clap.
She's so preoccupied with standing and practicing letting go of things to stand independently that she can't focus on much else. She hasn't been very interested in eating lately, and I think it's just because she wants to get down and move around.