Recap 1st year… My baby is 1!!

Its crazy.
I can’t believe it.
You are officially 1! 
Its hard for me to believe, it seems like yesterday that I found out I was pregnant.
You’ve accomplished so much in such a short time too.
Everything in green we can check off…
Everything in yellow we are close…
and red we will be working on in the following months
normally 1 year olds-
Child’s Age
Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
1 month Lifts head when lying on tummy
Responds to sound
Stares at faces
Follows objects briefly with eyes
Vocalizes: oohs and aahs
Can see black-and-white patterns
Smiles, laughs
Holds head at 45-degree angle
2 months Vocalizes: gurgles and coos
Follows objects across field of vision
Notices his hands
Holds head up for short periods
Smiles, laughs
Holds head at 45-degree angle
Makes smoother movements
Holds head steady
Can bear weight on legs
Lifts head and shoulders when lying on tummy (mini-pushup)
3 months Recognizes your face and scent
Holds head steady
Visually tracks moving objects
Squeals, gurgles, coos
Blows bubbles
Recognizes your voice
Does mini-pushup
Rolls over, from tummy to back
Turns toward loud sounds
Can bring hands together, bats at toys
4 months Smiles, laughs
Can bear weight on legs
Coos when you talk to him
Can grasp a toy
Rolls over, from tummy to back
Imitates sounds: “baba,” “dada”
Cuts first tooth
May be ready for solid foods
5 months Distinguishes between bold colors
Plays with his hands and feet
Recognizes own name
Turns toward new sounds
Rolls over in both directions
Sits momentarily without support
Mouths objects
Separation anxiety may begin
6 months Turns toward sounds and voices
Imitates sounds
Rolls over in both directions
Is ready for solid foods
Sits without support
Mouths objects
Passes objectsfrom hand to hand
Lunges forward or starts crawling
Jabbers or combines syllables
Drags objects toward himself

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
7 months Sits without support
Drags objects toward herself
Lunges forward orstarts crawling
Jabbers or combines syllables
Starts to experiencestranger anxiety
Waves goodbye
Stands while holding onto something
Bangs objects together
Begins to understandobject permanence
8 months Says “mama” or “dada” to parents (isn’t specific)
Passes objects from hand to hand
Stands while holding onto something
Points at objects
Searches for hidden objects
Pulls self to standing,cruises
Picks things up with thumb-finger pincer grasp
Indicates wants with gestures
9 months Stands while holding onto something
Jabbers or combines syllables
Understands object permanence
Cruises while holding onto furniture
Drinks from a sippy cup
Eats with fingers
Bangs objects together
Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo
Says “mama” or “dada” to the correct parent
10 months Waves goodbye
Picks things up withpincer grasp
Crawls well, with belly off the ground
Says “mama” or “dada” to the correct parent
Indicates wants with gestures
Stands alone for a couple of seconds
Puts objects into a container
11 months Says “mama” or “dada” to the correct parent
Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo
Stands alone for a couple of seconds
Understands “no” and simple instructions
Puts objects into a container
Says one word besides “mama” or “dada”
Stoops from standing position
12 months Imitates others’ activities
Indicates wants with gestures
Takes a few steps
Says one word besides “mama” or “dada”
Walks alone
Scribbles with a crayonSays two words besides “mama” or “dada”

and what the next year brings

Child’s Age
Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
13 months Uses two wordsskillfully (e.g., “hi” and “bye”)
Bends over and picks up an object
Enjoys gazing at his reflection
Holds out arm or leg to help you dress him
Combines words and gestures to make needs known
Rolls a ball back and forth
14 months Eats with fingers
Empties containers of contents
Imitates others
Toddles well
Initiates games

Points to one body part when asked
Responds to instructions (e.g., “give me a kiss”)
Uses a spoon or fork
Matches lids with appropriate containers
Pushes and pulls toys while walking
15 months Plays with ball
Uses three wordsregularly

Walks backward
Scribbles with a crayon
Adopts “no” as his favorite word
“Helps” around the house
Puts his fingers to his mouth and says “shhh
16 months Turns the pages of abook
Has temper tantrums when frustrated

Becomes attached to a soft toy or other object
Discovers the joy of climbing
Stacks three blocks

Uses spoon or fork
Learns the correct way to use common objects (e.g., the telephone)
Takes off one piece of clothing by himself
Gets finicky about food
Switches from two naps to one
17 months Uses six wordsregularly
Enjoys pretend games
Likes riding toys
Feeds doll
Speaks more clearly
Throws a ball underhand
Dances to music
Sorts toys by color, shape, or size
Kicks ball forward
18 months Will “read” board books on his own
Scribbles well
Strings two words together inphrases
Brushes teeth with help
Stacks four blocks
Throws a ball overhand
Takes toys apart and puts them back together
Shows signs of toilet training readiness
not bad!! You are doing so well for your age! I’m very very proud of that list above me.

So everything red and everything listed below will be what we will be doing for the next year.

Child’s Age
Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
19 months Uses a spoon and fork
Throws a ball underhand
Enjoys helping around the house
Understands as many as 200 words
Recognizes when something is wrong (e.g., calling a dog a cat)
Washes and dries own hands with help
Points to picture or object when you call it by name
May know when she needs to pee
20 months Feeds doll
Takes off own clothes
Dumps an object in imitation, such as throwing garbage away
Learns words at a rate of ten or more a day
Can walk up stairs (but probably not down)
May start exploring genitals
Draws a straight line
Names several body parts
21 months Can walk up stairs
Able to set simple goals (e.g., deciding to put a toy in a certain place)
Throws a ball overhand
Kicks ball forward
Stacks six blocks
Names simple picture in a book
Can walk down stairs
22 months Kicks ball forward
Follows two-step requests(e.g., “Get your doll and bring it here”)
Does simple puzzles
Draws a straight line
Names several body parts
Puts on loose-fitting clothes
Might be ready for a big bed
Understands opposites (e.g., tall vs. short)
23 months Names simple picture in a book
Uses 50 to 70 words
Opens doors
Sings simple tunes
Takes more of an interest in playing with other kids
Talks about self (likes, dislikes)
Asks “why?”
24 months Names at least six body parts
Half of speech is understandable
Makes two- to three-word sentences
Talks about self
Arranges things in categories
Can walk down stairs
Begins to understand abstract concepts (e.g., sooner and later)
Becomes attuned to gender differences
Learns to jump
Looks like we will have a fun filled year ahead of us.

I can’t believe that this last year was pretty jammed packed of stuff. 

Your everyday-
7 am Wake up bottle and diaper change by Daddy or Mommy
830 am Mommy is getting ready for work, and you are taking your first nap with Daddy.
The rest of the day you stay home with Daddy- you guys will nap and play, learn and eat. Cry and laugh, and watch your favorite movies like Despicable Me.
Mommy works somewhere between 8-12 hours running her own store. I manage a Halloween store/Toy store in the mall. 
I’m usually home in time to spend some fun time playing and dancing around. We will relax together, take a bath, read, watch a movie, eat snacks, and play outside.
11pm Daddy goes to work.
12am You are in bed for the night. 
You will usually sleep most nights in your bed all night, sometimes you cry and sneak in bed with me.

Some of your favorite activities are-
Playing outside
Playing with sticks! <– yes sticks. if you are outside you’ll have one in hand.
watching movies like Megamind and Rango
You love to eat cheerios, crackers, and baby puffs. 
You love your sippy cup full of apple juice/water
You still drink a 6oz bottle every 3-4 hours
You pretty much run the entire house. The floor is covered in every toy imaginable.

Some of the things you hate-
bows in your hair
getting dressed
and having your butt changed.

Here are some of my favorite photos and times from this last year-
the day you were born
our second family photo
our first easter
the first time you met your great grandfather
 the first time mommy caught the perfect photo
 first time swimming
 first trip to the zoo
 your first birthday
and your first Christmas eve. The most beautiful smile ever.

I also have some of the most amazing videos. Funny and amazing moments caught.


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