12 months

Sweet Isabella, pumpkin, Izzy, Bella, lil bit, baby girl, "bella blues".....while I cannot believe you are already a year old your daddy and I cannot imagine what life was like without you...you bring us so much joy....you have made us better, taught us so much and are loved far more than you can imagine....We feel SO undeserving to have been blessed with you....we truly know what a gift and miracle you are and will never take that for granted for a single second....You truly are the happiest, sweetest baby and we feel so extremely blessed....you are such a little ham and crack us up regularly.....you are SO loving....you kiss and hug everything...I love when you snuggle up close and lay your head on my shoulder....melts my heart everytime....while I wish time could stand still I am SO excited to see what the Lord has planned for your life....we pray everyday that he stirs your heart for Him.....I pray you know the true blessing of His love....I pray you see everyday how much you are loved...

I know every parent thinks this but I think you are the most precious, beautiful, giggliest, happiest baby in the world....you truly make everyday brighter....your mommy and daddy love you so much it hurts....you are so social...people every where we go compliment how social, beautiful and fun you are...when we go to the store we get constant comments about how wonderful you are....and we obviously could not agree more...shopping with you is so fun because you are so social and point and talk to everyone...I love how curious and observant you are

You are quite the jokester....you and I have giggle wars now....it might be one of my most favorite things...you actually started it all on your own one night and now we do it all the time:) You love to be chased and play "peek-aboo"--crazy giggles everytime....

My most favorite time ever is our early morning feeding....you love to put your fingers in my mouth, or play with my hair and when you are done you lay your head on my shoulder or on my chest...you are so busy all the time this makes my heart melt...its the one time I feel like for both of us time slows down and we can just enjoy the quiet....I am/will be SO sad letting this feeding go...I have woken up at 4-5am everyday for almost a year to enjoy this time and I wouldn't change it for a second...

You love....bath time (you could stay in there for hours), your doggies, swinging, playing "peek-a-boo," to eat...people cannot eat around you without you eating some of your favorites are: yogurt, cheese, chicken

You dislike...being told no....oh the tears....this usually only happens when you try to keep feeding the dogs your dinner instead of eating it....diaper rashes and getting your diaper changed, weaning from breastfeeding....you haven't been a fan....

Your schedule is relatively the same

8:30-rise and shine, bottle/sippy cup + food
11:30-milk + food
2:30-snack time
6:30-milk + food
7:30-bathtime/bedtime routine

Weight:  16  lbs 12 oz (10 %ile)
Height:  28.5 inches (26 %ile)
Head: 17.3 (24 %ile)

Diaper count: 2723 (Size 2-3)
Wipes packages: 59
Diaper genie refills: 15

Longest stretch of sleep: 9 hrs 43 min (then you go back down for 2-3 more hours)
Shoe size: Size 3
Clothes size: 6 months, 6-9 months, 6-12 months (Gap:))
Teeth: 6

Eating: Nursing/bottle/sippy cup 4 times a day, eating solids ~6-8oz at breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. (5 oz sippy cups while mommy works) (weaned afternoon nursing, only nursing morning and evening, making the switch to sippy cup)

Milestones: standing from sitting, clapping, walking (6 days after 1st birthday), eating with fork, talking all the time

Shots today: Prevnar, MMR, Varicella, Flu (brave girl this week)

Happy 12 months baby girl!!

Jeremiah 1:5 "I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart ..."  

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