Payton turns 1... (yea over 2 months ago, I know)...

Happy Birthday Sign I made
I know we are late, but we have been so busy I haven't had a chance to get the pictures on the computer and ready for the blog. So we are going to combine her birthday party post with her 12 month stats. We didn't do a separate 12 month photo shoot because we took her to get her pictures done. This post took forever because I spent my summer keeping busy and working to prepare for this year. Since school started, I haven't even had time to do anything that wasn't for school. I finally finished editing pictures and can post this update.
Monthly pictures...thank you Pinterest for these ideas
Sleep- Bed time is around 8:30 and you sleep usually until around 7, sometimes later. I wish you weren't a morning person but no matter how hard we try, you just don't want to sleep in. You take one morning nap at around 1030 until lunch time at 1230 and then an after lunch nap usually around 130 until about 3. Sometimes they are longer, sometimes you skip one. 
"I want this big present mommy!"
Feeding- You have all regular foods now. Three cups of milk throughout the day, meals, snacks, and water/juice in between. 
Cake pops are not as easy as they should be... but they taste amazing
birth- 6lbs 8oz
2 weeks- 7lbs 8oz
1 month- 8lbs 15oz
2 months- 10lbs 5oz
3 months- mommy's guess is 11lbs 13oz... I was close this time! 11lbs 11oz
4 months- mommy's guess is 14lbs 3oz (we will find out Thursday) I was close again! 13lbs 13oz
5 months- 
our at home estimate is 15lbs  due to a yucky cough we found out you weigh about 15lbs 10oz (dressed and diapered still)
6 months- 
at home guess 16 lbs 10oz but we will see on Dec 27 15lbs 12oz
7 months- our at home estimate is 17lbs 3oz
8 months- 17lbs 6oz so I guess our at home estimate last month was wrong because I don't think there was only a 3oz gain in a month
9 months- we haven't gotten on the scale this month so my guess would be 19lbs
10 months- 19lbs even
11 months- at home estimate is 20lbs 6oz
12 months- 21lbs 4oz
Uncle Sean
birth- 20 inches
2 weeks- 20 1/4 inches
1 month- 21inches
2 months- 23 inches
3 months- 24 inches
4 months- mommy's guess is 25 inches
5 months- we haven't busted out the tape measure but based on the past few months I would guess 26 inches. I will have to check one of these days
6 months- 
hmm I will guess 26.5 inches until Tuesday 27 inches!!
7 months- it doesn't seem like your height has changed much so I will guess 27.5
8 months- I was wrong last month... you are 27.5 this month
9 months- You seem to have gotten taller so I am going to guess 28.5
10 months- according to the Dr you haven't grown in 2 months! Still 27.5 
11 months- I have no idea but I sure hope you grew some!
12 months- 29 inches
Opening one of her favorite gifts- from Nadia
Diaper size- still size 3s (at 12mos old). I think (at the time I am typing this in mid July) we will be switching to 4s soon. 
This was the gift... we had to fight to get her away!
Clothing size- Depends on the outfit. All of your summer clothes are 12 months so whether they are too big or not, you wear them. You have a lot of 9 month stuff that you can wear and a few 6 month things that fit (this is due to you having no tush!)
See what I mean
Hair color-
birth- brown and a lot of it
1 month- brown but it seems to be lightening and even getting mommy's natural red highlights (you can see them in the sun)- still a lot of it- but it seems she is losing some
2 months- it is looking a little more red in the sun and is thinning out- a lot. She has two bald spots in the back of her head now, instead of just the one she was born with.
3 months- looking brown again and the bald spot in the back is just a hot mess. It looks like we took scissors and cut a straight line clear across the middle. The dr is guessing most of the hair will fall out and grow in a different color.
4 months- oh Payton we are so sorry for this genetic letdown. Your hair is a beautiful color brown with natural red in it, however it is thinning and what isn't gone is a wavy, frizzy mess. I sure hope that changes!
5 months- Still brown with red highlights and seems to be curling a little bit. Nothing too drastic yet but it looks like you may have some curls, at least in your younger years.
6 months- brown and the bald spot in the back is finally starting to fill in
7 months- same as last month and that bald spot is almost gone. The top layer in the back is really long and looks kinda funny but it's cute.
8 months- brown hair, lots of it, no more bald spot!
9 months- wow you did not win the hair dna lottery. But you are beautiful regardless. There is lots of hair up there and it is semi curly when humid. In the sun you have natural red like mommy and sometimes you can even see some blonder spots.
10 months- light brown and you have one layer in the back that is longer than the rest. Your hair is getting lighter and you even have some natural red in it like I did when I was little. 
11 months- its lighter than it used to be I think but still pretty brown
12 months- light brown
Another favorite.. her very own quad
Eye color-
birth- brown/green with a blue outline
1 month- it appears she will have eyes like her daddy- some days they look green, other days brown, other days hazel, and even once or twice they have looked blueish gray.
2 months- they are more brown than green so I am guessing she will have big brown eyes.
3 months- still brown but they have their green days.
4 months- mostly brown but the green/hazel comes out every now and again
5 months- brown eyed girl
6 months- brown (lighter than mommy's)
7 months- I think it is safe to say we have a brown eyed girl
8 months- big and brown
9 months- beautifully brown
10 months- brown but not dark brown like mommy... just your own color brown
11 months- brown
12 months- brown
Her cake
Smash cake
We loved her cakes!
Favorite toy/entertainment- Oh wow... you got so many great gifts for your birthday that you are always busy. You love your smart trike from Uncle Sean, the Lil Quad from nonny and papa, the stroller from Nonny and Papa (you love pushing your real one so much we knew you wanted a little one for your birthday), and your basketball net from Daddy. But still... no toy left behind here! You still play with every single toy that you have. 
Getting ready to dig in... 
Nicknames- Payt 
Yep. this seems like a good idea
Funniest /Favorite moments- This whole past year has been full of favorite moments and I can no longer pick just one. I love them all. I love when you get excited to see one of us. I love when you bring me a book to read to you. I love watching you dance around the house to any and every type of music. As frustrated as we can get sometimes, I wouldn't trade this past year for anything!

8 teeth
problem solver supreme

Carnival and carnival ride
trip to the Pink Palace
time to the Splash Park

whew your favorite words are goggie (doggie), mama (everyone gets called mama now), and guck (duck)
Showing how much she dug into the cake
I know it seems like not a lot has happened this past month, but it really has. She hit her big milestone early and now we are just growing up. I haven't quite figured out how I will do Payton's stats' updates yet. I am thinking that I will maybe do a post at every doctor appointment interval. All the big stuff gets posted in its own post anyways. We will see. Maybe I will put an end to the regular stats posts and randomly do them... who knows. (As of mid August when this is posting, I still haven't figured it out. I think I will just stick to random posts and if something big happens, post about it. I can't keep up with monthly posts anymore, as you can see. And not a lot of BIG milestones are coming anymore.)

We love you baby girl! The past year has been amazing! Happy 1st birthday!
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1 comment:

  1. Payton, you are one little cutie. Happy Belated 1st Birthday! I'm glad you are taking time to be a kid and had fun with that smash cake.


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