Rosalie’s update: The one with a head and a hat (month 13)

13 months

What an incredible four weeks we have had. We’ve seen so many changes this month, some of them fairly small, but put together they are turning my bubba into a proper little girl.

Christmas was somewhat different to last year – more food, more fun, definitely more sleep and 100% less tears! (from mummy and Rosalie!). With Rosalie’s birthday being so close to Christmas her present unwrapping skills were second-to-none when the big day came around!

She is really trying with her communicating and points whilst babbling to try and make herself understood. New sounds that we both understand are ‘moo’ and ‘hat’. She seems to love hats and enjoys trying to put hers on herself, as well as pointing to people who are wearing hats! Anything goes as a hat in Rosalie’s world – toys, bowls, clothes – she then says ‘hat?’ in a sort of hopeful enquiring way.

We’re also getting a bit further with action songs – she can do head, toes, ears and nose from ‘head, shoulders, knees and toes’, and she loves ‘row, row, row your boat’ especially the bit where you go clap for the crocodile then scream! She has a real love of music and jiggles and sways along to anything from nursery rhymes to rock to country.

This summarises Rosalie’s new skills at 13 months:

  • Unwrapping presents
  • Stacking her stacking rings
  • Walking using her baby walker
  • Saying ‘hat’ and ‘moo’
  • Pointing at things she wants
  • Climbing onto armchairs and sofas
  • Doing ‘cheers’ with her beaker
  • Feeding herself with a pre-loaded spoon
  • Stroking in response to being told ‘be gentle’

stacking rings
Rosalie at 13 months stacking her stacking rings.

I do feel a twinge of sadness when I think that my baby girl is no more; but then I look at all these things she can do now, and the little girl she is becoming, and I am just so excited to help her develop. If only there was something I could do about the hair growth…

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    January 24, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Lovely update, I love that photo she looks very pleased with herself! I know what you mean about that twinge of sadness, its an odd one isn't looking forward to them grow as well clinging on to the baby days!

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    Jess Eliot
    January 25, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Ha ha, she was very pleased with herself! It is weird feeling sadness for the baby days, but there is just so much to look forward to. That's why I like writing these updates, I can look back at month one and think wow, that's the kind of stuff we were excited about her achieving back then, look how far she's come! But still…. xx

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