Kate had an exciting month. The big news of the month is Kate is a walker! She took her first steps a week before Thanksgiving. By the Monday after Thanksgiving, Kate preferred walking over crawling. While my mom put up the Christmas tree, Kate walked in circles around the house. There was a lot of falling and getting back up but Kate was determined to walk. She did this for about an hour and could have kept going if I hadn't stopped her for a nap. Kate maybe the shortest walker I know but she sure is the cutest little walker around.
Kate had her one year check up a day after her birthday. She weighed in at 16lb. 5oz. (1%) and 27 inches (4%) tall. She is just a little thing. Two more teeth came in this month making six total teeth. Kate seems to be a very healthy baby. She has been really lucky in the sickness department. I only remember her getting a fever once and a cold once. I hope her good health sticks around. We all know a healthy baby is a happy baby which also makes mommy happy!
As I look back at pictures of Kate this past month I can see she is looking more and more like a toddler. My baby girl is growing up and I can see it in her face. The facials she makes seem so grown up. Her walking makes her seem older as well. It is really amazing how much a baby changes over a year. Kate went from a helpless baby who was dependent on me 24/7 to a one year old who eats table food and wants to feed herself, says a few words, walks, plays with toys, gets into everything, usually knows when she shouldn't be doing something and looks at me to see how I am going to react, loves to give kisses, has the cutest fake/courtesy laugh, loves stuffed animals and is starting to do what I ask. I am amazed each day at what Kate is learning and how much she is growing into the cutest one year old!