365 days with Tirzah Joy in my arms. Amazing!
Tirzah, at 12 months, you
~walk very well
~try to run
~move up and down the stairs with ease
~try to walk down the stairs and fall
~climb on the bathroom stool, but not on the chairs or couch
~love the ride-on toys that you can push with your feet
~love anything that plays music
~usually cry yourself to sleep in just a few minutes after I put you down
~nurse about every four hours during the day, usually when tired
~sometimes want to nurse all.night.long, but other times only get up once
~sleep in the room where Eden sleeps, but won't sleep with Eden...yet
~have all 8 front teeth (incisors) in and 2 molars on top, with the next 2 on bottom soon to come
~put everything in your mouth
~do not talk
~sign "all done" and wave "bye-bye"
~refuse to sign "milk"
~made up your own sign for "more", but don't use it correctly
~have long fingernails because you don't let me clip them
~already tried cake and love it
~like a food one day, then spit it out the next
~love to drink water from a water bottle
~tried cow's milk for the first time a week ago...and you will drink some, but don't care for it
~is still thin, but you have more coming in
~is curly when wet
~is uncut and not as "wild"
~weigh about 19 lbs
~you can still wear size small cloth diapers, because your thighs are so skinny
~wear size medium diapers when you can--I'm still making some for you
~wear mostly 12-month clothing, as you are so tall
~rarely wear socks
~never wear shoes (I don't know if I even have any for you!)
~have really dirty toenails
~think you're the boss
~totally ignore me when I tell you "no"
~throw a fit when you don't get what you want
~know how to "work" your older brothers and sister so they will give you what you want
~love to give hugs
~love to give kisses
~have a wonderful smile and laugh
~love your brothers and sister so much and miss them when they're not around
What a blessing it has been to have you in our arms! We are grateful that God has given you to us to care for. We can't wait to see what He has planned for your life.