Allison – 12 Month Update

Allison – 12 Month Update

Allie is 12 months old!

Happy 1st birthday, Allie! I can’t believe it’s been a year. It’s been the best year of my life. She turned our world upside down and filled it with more joy than I could ever imagine. I don’t have words to express how much I love her and how special she makes me feel day in and out.


What’s new this month:

  • she started pulling herself up and onto both feet
  • she started clapping
  • she will give us a high five 🙂
  • she’s starting to be a picky eater




  • being held
  • following mommy around the house
  • when daddy sings
  • watching big kids
  • she’s starting to like when I read to her
  • chewing on everything
  • playing with shoes



  • she’s starting to dislike strangers, especially men
  • when I give her food, but it’s not what she wants

Things I want to remember:

  • Her amazing birthday party and how we had 50-60 family and friends come and celebrate
  • The way she lays her head on me when she’s tired
  • Her smell. She smells like strawberries most of the time
  • They way she smiles every time I smile at her
  • How she kicks her feet when she gets excited


Eating: Eating is pretty much the same. She gets 4 bottles and 3 meals a day. I’ve started giving her a bigger lunch. Her favorite foods right now are eggs, strawberries, and PB&J.


Sleep: She’s finally sleeping really well again. The two month sleep regression is over! She sleeps from 6:30pm-6:30am, takes a short nap in the morning, and sleeps for 2 hours in the afternoon.


She’s wearing size 4 diapers and 12 month clothes.

Happy 12 Months, Allie! 

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  1. Happy birthday, Allie! Are you switching her to whole milk soon? This week we transitioned from 4 formula bottles to 2 bottles of milk and one bottle of formula. It’s been kind of tough, because I have to make sure she eats more food.

  2. Happy birthday Allie! This year flew by! i love that she smiles every time you smile at her – Siena is the same and it makes me so happy!
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  3. Happy Birthday to Allie! And remember, keep on talking to her.
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  4. Oh she’s precious! Happy 1st Brithday Allie!

  5. Happy birthday, kiddo! What a gift you are!

  6. Wow, what a good sleeper!!! That’s so cute that she smells like strawberries most of the time.

  7. Happy Birthday to Allie! And I always feel like mom and dad should get a congrats on the birthdays as well 🙂 <3
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