Kayden's play has changed a bit this month. The other day we were playing a game where she would shake her head "no" and then I would "gobble" her neck saying "yes! yes! yes!" and she would laugh and shake her head "no" again and we would do it over and over again. That kind of play shows me that she's growing up :) She has also discovered the fun of buttons this month. If she sees a button, she has to find out what it does! This newfound game has been a lot of fun for her just now as she's sitting next to me on the couch while I type this, pressing all the buttons on the left hand side of the keyboard. Makes for tricky typing! Her favourite "toys" are the pets (cats and dog), her brother, and anything that plays music or makes noise.
Kayden has been sleeping through the night for most of this month. Just in the last week or so has she been waking up in the night again. It started out with sickness (fevers, coughing, etc) so I couldn't NOT go in but I think she has gotten used to the midnight snuggles and is now waking in the night expecting them again. Last night was the first night of being firm with her that night is for sleeping and, once 10:30pm came and went, she was good for the rest of the night. She has started crying whenever I put her down for her naps which I hate. It makes me so tense when babies cry themselves to sleep a couple times a day! But she always falls asleep and never cries for long so I guess she is just old enough now that she wants to be in on the action instead of napping. But she still needs the naps so I guess she'll have to live with it. She naps twice a day, at 10am and 1:30pm, each 60-90 minutes. She goes to bed around 8pm and wakes at about 7:30am.
And that's our girl at a year! What a beautiful, wonderful girl she is, inside and out! It has been a joy to watch her grow this past year, from a tiny, sleeping-all-the-time newborn to a joyful, inquisitive, smiling one year old.