Sunday, February 10, 2008

The first year

As I look back on Colby's first year I can't help but compare her to Mason. I think that it's a parent thing. You know you shouldn't compare, but you do. To start things off... Colby was much better at night sleep, Mason better at napping. Mason would eat anything and everything that you put in front of him, Colby has recently gotten picky. Mason didn't care if the cup had a nipple or a sippy spout and would drink gallons a day. Colby drinks out of the sippy, but only ounces. Colby has more hair and teeth than Mason did at her age. Mason took teething better; aside from massive amounts of drooling, we didn't even notice he was teething. Colby refused solids, had sleeping issues, ran fevers and became grumpy. Mason yeilded more smiles, but Colby is more of a snuggler. Mason crawled sooner, Colby walked sooner.

Speaking of walking... Colby is walking well and can even get up in the middle of the room. She squats to play with toys and pick stuff up. She also likes to just walk around with stuff. Of course with walking comes falls. Last week she did a header on the driveway. Just as that has cleared up, today she boinked her head on the table leaving an abrasion near her eye and a red mark on her nose. Later in the afternoon she again fell and left a red mark on her cheek and forehead. Mason had perpetual bruises to his shins, she seems to have them to her face. I'm thinking that a full face mask helmet thing might be in order.

She's doing almost all regular foods now. There's the occassional #2 food if a meal doesn't go over well. Today she ate yogurt well which makes me feel better. She only drinks around 4oz of milk a day and I worry about her getting all her nutrition as we wean off breastfeeding. She is also somewhere between one and two naps a day. She still needs two, but some days will only go down for one. Lately her AM nap has been really great; it makes me wonder if there was a special nap immunization at 12m. Also she has discovered the slide and LOVES it. I think that it started at the bounce zone party and than the little slide here in the "playroom" is also a hit. Ultimately her favorite toy is still her big brother. We are truely blessed that the kids play so well together and seem to really enjoy each other.

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