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The Shoes Were Made For Walkin'

So, I told you Avery is walking. Everywhere. All the time. She just wants to go, go, go!

Avery is becoming a stubborn little stinker! She is harder and harder to control as she gets older. She wants what she wants when she wants it! She knows "no," but it doesn't always mean she listens to us. Luckily, we both mean "no" when we say it and know that now is a very important time when it comes to her understanding that we mean business so we stick to our guns!

She is very determined. She doesn't quit if she falls down or if something doesn't work the first time. She keeps on trying! That is a good trait. Obviously, she was doing everything earlier than we thought she would so she is a kid who really wanted to get around and get in the mix.

I think her appetite is changing. Apparently, at 12 months, their growth starts to slow down, as does their appetite. I've noticed the last couple of days that she's refused food. She will eat some, but when she's done, she's done. I've also read not to force them to eat if they aren't hungry, so I am not too concerned. She has also been waking up in the middle of the night again. Some of it might have to do with a new house, but I think it more has to do with the fact she is walking. I have read that their minds are always going once they are walking. I've also heard that around this age, they start to think more (in a different way), dream more, and they don't want to miss ANYTHING so they will wake up more often. It's just changing we are getting used to.

She loves to talk. She can say "mama" and "dada" and use it in the right context, she can say "baby," "bubba," "uh oh," "ouch," and "hi." She waves when it's time to wave. We will say, "Where's Avery?" and she will pat her belly. She loves to read books, she loves to play with toys. Now, when she walks, she will carry her favorite toys with her. And heaven forbid you take them away! Her favorites are Jordan's transformer, a Barbie, and her baby dolls. She will pick up random objects too, like hangers, spoons, things like that.

She is so fun! I love that she is starting to really understand and play back. Such a fun time in her life!


*Ross and Katy* said…
oh my goodness! what a BIG girl!

I've never heard that about the slowing down on eating...but we're just beginning on the "food" journey! I'm going to have to start reading up on what happens next!

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