Tag Archives: child development

Linden Estelle is Thirteen Months Old

Linden-Estelle-13-months-old-7

Linden Estelle turned thirteen months old today. I can’t believe how fast time is flying. To ensure I remember all these special moments, I am taking a “birthday” picture every month for her first 24 months, and charting her developments.

Summary of Linden’s development this past month:

  • LOVES to dance and is demonstrating quite a bit of rhythm.
  • Is walking EVERYWHERE and even climbing up and down stairs.
  • Is talking non-stop; however, the words seem to be only in English. Some of her favorite words are: “Momma”, “Dada”, “Ivey”, “please” and of course “NO”
  • Continues to breastfeed during in the morning, evenings, and weekends.
  • Is generally sleeping through the night but rarely takes two naps during the day.

The Outtakes:
Linden-Estelle-13-months-old-3“Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, give me a minute to think”

Linden-Estelle-13-months-old-4
“Just how many pictures are you planning on taking?”

Linden-Estelle-13-months-old-5
“Are we done yet?”

Linden-Estelle-13-months-old-1
“Alright, I am done sitting in this chair. It’s time for me to walk around.”

Don’t you just LOVE the Onesie Linden is wearing? I found them on Etsy. They are made by Watching Me Grow, a wonderful mom-owned small business. Help support them by clicking here and liking them on Facebook!

See the rest of this series:

Linden Estelle is Twelve Months Old

Linden-Estelle-twelve-months-old-2
Linden Estelle turned twelve months old today. I can’t believe how fast time is flying. To ensure I remember all these special moments, I am taking a “birthday” picture every month for her first 24 months, and charting her developments.

Summary of Linden’s development this past month:

  • Weights 20 pounds 8 oz and is 2 feet 4.5 inches tall
  • Has taken her first steps.
  • Has a grand total of six teeth.
  • LOVES to dance!
  • Has learned how to tease her older sister by pulling or poking her when she thinks we aren’t watching. I don’t feel bad for Ivey, since Linden actually learned this from her.
  • Is still breastfeeding during the evenings and weekends.
  • And, much to my regret, still is not sleeping through the night.

The Outtakes:
Linden-Estelle-twelve-months-old-3
Teething continues.

Linden-Estelle-twelve-months-old-4
But I don’t want to sit in the chair!

Linden-Estelle-twelve-months-old-1
She is a total monkey. I am guessing it is only a matter of weeks before she learns how to climb out of her crib.

Linden-Estelle-twelve-months-old-5
Aren’t I cute? You know you LOVE me.

Don’t you just LOVE the Onesie Linden is wearing? I found them on Etsy. They are made by Watching Me Grow, a wonderful mom-owned small business. Help support them by clicking here and liking them on Facebook!

See the rest of this series:

Linden Estelle is Eleven Months Old

Linden-Estelle-eleven-months-old-5Linden Estelle turned eleven months old today. I can’t believe how fast time is flying. To ensure I remember all these special moments I will be taking a “birthday” picture every month for her first 24 months as well as charting her developments.

Summary of Linden’s development this past month:

  • She will pretty much repeat any word or tone you make. Not only does she appear to be musically gifted thanks to her dad’s nonstop guitar playing but she is turning into quite the mockingbird as well.
  • She is currently cutting two more teeth, for a grand total of six.
  • Will stand momentarily without support.
  • She will walk around for several minutes while holding on to one of your hands.
  • Will poke and pinch small objects and attempts to put EVERYTHING in her mouth.
  • Is still breastfeeding during the evenings and weekends.
  • And much to my regret, still is not sleeping through the night.

The Outtakes:
Linden-Estelle-eleven-months-old-2
We tried taking pictures in the rocking chair again this month but instead of smiling…
Linden-Estelle-eleven-months-old-4She started to complain and then…Linden-Estelle-eleven-months-old-1 Got outright postal. This child knows what she wants and she is not shy about letting others know it!

Don’t you just LOVE the Onesie Linden is wearing? I found them on Etsy. They are made by Watching Me Grow, a wonderful mom owned small business. Help support them by clicking here and liking them on Facebook!

See the rest of this series: