Twelve Month Update

Since I now have a ONE YEAR OLD, here is Waverly Maye’s 12 month update!  
Thank you for sweet wishes, birthday & party details to come. 🙂

Weight:  19 Pounds
Height:  27 Inches
Milestones:  The biggest milestone of the month is that Waverly can stand … on her own!  It started slowly but surely and now happens throughout the day.  She is so proud of herself and it is too cute.  Even though I was convinced she would be walking by now, she technically isn’t.  YET.  She is more than capable and has taken a few steps here & there, but like always, she isn’t going to do anything she doesn’t want to do.  She’s not ready yet, but it will definitely happen any day now.  Waverly also waves hello & bye-bye on the regular now, while saying it, too.  And of course, her favorite words of choice are momma & dadda.  Which we LOVE.  At the moment, she can say it as much as she wants to.
Sleep:  For the most part, Waverly’s sleep situation is still pretty positive.  Which is pretty remarkable, considering she has been in an entirely new environment this month.  At night, she sleeps from about 8 PM – 8 AM.  Our new nap schedule has definitely been affected by the move, although her first 10 AM nap is still pretty consistent.  The afternoon nap is hit or miss.  Some days it can be an hour, and others she skips it entirely.  I can’t complain, the girl parties so hard when she is awake, she is a pretty good sleeper.
Eating:  It seems that Waverly takes after her dad when it comes to eating, and is as picky as they come.  Although she loves to eat, it is pretty unpredictable as to what she likes and doesn’t like.  The only no-fail food, all of the time, is waffles.  She still likes most macaroni, turkey, & cheese but fruits & veggies are still a struggle.  We definitely know when she doesn’t like something, or when she is full, because the dogs totally luck out.  As far as breastfeeding, we are done!  It is definitely bittersweet, because I loved the time with precious time with her, but I am MORE than happy to store away that pump.  Post on my breastfeeding experience to come.
Favorite Moments:  Waverly’s last month of her first year has been a chaotic one, since we are in between houses and living out of a suitcase.  But through it all, we have had some special mommy & daughter time and have grown closer than ever.  We have had many walks, days at the pool, lunch & dinner dates, and time at the park.  Her personality comes through more each day and she is SO fun, animated, and full of life.  Once again, each month gets better & better.  She makes each day better than the last and I can’t wait to see what is next!
Worst Moments:  Since my hubby has been living in our new house getting it ready for our arrival, we haven’t had much family time this month.  Although I always have thought highly of them, my respect for single moms & families who have to live without dad for a while is at an all-time high.  Life without daddy is hard, both emotionally & physically.   
Extra Comments:  Just as everyone said, Waverly has changed by the day over the past year.  You don’t realize it as it is happening, but looking back, no week was the same as the next.  Being able to look back on these updates is so rewarding to me, and I hope Waverly will appreciate them one day, too.  Although I have gone back & forth on it, I have decided to continue doing them.  The content may change a little, and the picture layout DEFINITELY will be different. (Total new mom fail, did I really think she was going to look up & sit still at eleven months old?  I’m pretty sure I was sweating at the last photo session).  So stay tuned. PS – I have promised my husband I will stop the monthly updates by the time she hits middle school.  Although I think a photo of Waverly Maye in front of her locker would be precious. 🙂  




  1. July 29, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    Such cute pictures! I know you had a fabulous party and can't wait to hear more about it! The fun is just beginning! :o)

  2. July 29, 2013 / 5:20 pm

    I loved seeing her monthly photos all in one post, I am going to try and remember to do that when Lilly is a year old. It's so neat to see the changes before your eyes! Can't wait for birthday party pictures and details. I know it was beautiful!

  3. July 29, 2013 / 6:38 pm

    Happy Birthday Waverly!!!!! I hope you had the best first birthday!!!!!!

  4. July 29, 2013 / 9:31 pm

    She's so precious! I love the monthly progression!

  5. July 29, 2013 / 9:52 pm

    Can't believe I've been following since January! She has grown so much! Looking forward to following in the year to come!

  6. July 30, 2013 / 4:05 am

    Love her! I wish we lived closer together so Sadie and her could have play dates!

  7. July 30, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    Happy Birthday to the little Miss! I love this post format! It is so fun to see the progression through the first 12 months. What a little cutie you have. 🙂


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