You may have noticed this passed weekend that my daughter, Spencer, turned 1 year old. It was really exciting, and we had a pretty great party at our place in celebration. Today we went to the pediatrician for her 1-year wellness visit, and it got me thinking about how much has changed since last January when she was born.
The amount of growth, physical and otherwise, babies go through in the first year is astounding. While it doesn’t sound crazy for someone to have gained 16 pounds in that length of time, consider that that almost quadrupled her weight. She has also added 10 inches to her height, grown a considerable amount of hair and sprouted 8 teeth.
In a year’s time, she’s gone from a blob who could barely see a foot in front of her face to a tiny person who can point out details when prompted to, and who quizzically asks (in her baby language) what things are. She couldn’t control her own body back then, now she walks and runs everywhere, grabs tiny objects, feeds herself and pets the cat without hitting her.
Developmentally, the change from infant to toddler is nothing short of incredible. So many things are taken for granted because they are just part of everyone’s life. What kind of “normal” things amaze you?
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