Thursday, September 30, 2010

13 Months

So...I wasn't sure if I was going to keep doing this or not...

but then, I decided...what the heck!

I will still be taking pictures, and posting (and I will still be late, obviously). The only real difference is that I am going to be a little more free flow-y with what I write. It seems that the milestones come all at once now, and that there are breaks in between, unlike when Gemma was new baby and it seemed like she was a new person everyday.

So let's see...what do I want to remember about Gemma at 13 months old.

She has 6 teeth.
She say Mama suuuper clearly now. Too cute.
She says some other words too.
The cutest thing I have seen her do recently is when she started barking when the dogs were barking.
Literally, too freakin' cute.

Gemma has started to become a picky eater. Apparently cottage cheese and mashed cauliflower are a no-go, among other things.
Grilled cheese is the bomb though, as are crackers, yogurt, and bananas.
She is allergic to cinnamon.

(this is my favorite from this month's "shoot")

Gemma is incredibly loving...on her own terms. Just today she was holding me, hugging me, kissing me. I felt like my heart was going to explode.
In a good way.
To be completely honest though, most of her kisses are saved for the dogs and random inanimate objects.

Gemma took her first steps last Saturday night. Only a few, but they were steps. She was holding onto a book and I guess she didn't realize she was walking on her own. It was awesome.

Other things...

Her hair is long enough to put in a little pebbles do.
She lets me do that sometimes.
She hates socks.
Still loves pajanimals.
She STILL nurses a couple of times a day....even though I SWORE I would be done the second she turned 1.
This makes me happy and not so happy.

And for flashback purposes, here is a picture of Gemma a year ago.

and a little happier...

Holy Crap...what a difference a year has made.

For us both.

Gemma, I love you forever and always,


  1. it's crazy how much they change in that first year.

  2. I love how you are keeping track of all of her milestones.... she will love to know these things when she is older... my little one already asks me questions about when she was a baby... : )