No measurements this month, but Cate is growing, growing. All of her 12 month clothes are getting a little on the small side, and I think we'll have to get her some 12-18 month winter clothes soon. She's wearing a size 4 diaper, and still 6-9 month little shoes. She hasn't grown out of those things quite yet.
She is still on the same routine. Nursing every 4 hours and eating some food with each meal. She takes two naps, usually about an hour and a half each, and sleeps almost 12 hours at night. I wish she would nap a little longer during the day, but she's normally pretty happy until it gets close to bedtime. She also still uses the sleep sack and has to have a lovey to chew on in bed. I tried to take away the sleep sack, and she didn't sleep as well.
Cate has started making sounds a lot more regularly. It's like she's talking to us! She says "da da" and will say "ma ma" every once in awhile. She also waves and claps all the time. We love saying "yay!" and watching her start clapping with a huge smile on her face. She also gives hi-fives.
Look at that hair! It ends up in a pony tail on top of her head most days just to keep it out of her eyes.
Cate still only has two teeth, although the top ones look like they are getting close to popping through. She's been chewing on anything in sight for awhile, so it's been hard to tell when they might actually show up.
I've been trying to work on getting Cate to like and try more table foods. She's done really well with any kind of bread or pasta. She's had turkey, peanut butter, hummus, and butter on bread or toast, and she really likes all of it. She's eaten pasta with red or parmesan sauces, and likes that. She finally will eat Puffs. But the only small pieces of fruit or veggies she's eaten is a strawberry! She seems to have a harder time keeping them in her mouth, so I hope that with more teeth, it will change. I've still been giving her fruit and veggies in baby food form. She does love yogurt and applesauce that I'll keep giving her after we're done with baby food. Cate has even tried a little tiny bite of ice cream a few times. :)
She's also been working on a sippy cup and is really interested in cups of any kind, especially Cole's. She loves his sport bottles and can actually get some water out of those. She does a lot of chewing on her own cups though. So we'll see how she does over the next two months with it until she actually has to use it.
Cate is usually just a happy girl. She smiles and laughs all the time for us. She's started doing some dancing to the music that plays on her toys while she's sitting down or standing up. She loves to pull up on everything and is super fast crawling all around the house. She always wants to be where the action is, but has gotten better at playing by herself when she needs to. She loves playing with Cole and his toys, and Cole is pretty good about sharing with her. (He does have his moments though.) It's fun to recognize when Cate really understands us and will respond to what we are saying. She's so fun to play with these days. She's such a sweet little miss...we will keep her!
Beth grew up in The Woodlands, Texas just north of Houston. Tony grew up in Bartlesville, OK. They met in 2005 when Beth started working with Tony in The Woodlands. On July 3, 2007, they got engaged and on July 26, 2008 they were married in The Woodlands. Tony and Beth welcomed their first child, Cole Edward, on March 18th, 2011. Tony and Beth love to travel and have been all over the world together to places like Australia, London, Paris, Brussels, Istanbul, Venice, Rome, Florence, Dubai, Oman, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Besides traveling, Tony and Beth enjoy running and completed their first marathon in Monterey, CA in April 2010.