We love Ruth so much. So so much. She is a fun, spunky, increasingly-feisty, happy, smiley, social, bright-eyed adorable little girl. She loves her Lion, hugging stuffed animals and baby dolls, putting objects in a cup or box, "coloring" with all the pencils and crayons she finds, looking at books [gets mad when it's time to finish one before nap], growling, petting Trixie the bunny, meeting other babies, plastic water bottles, dogs, her mama, dada and sisters, our friends (Elaine and her dad, the Kims, our neighbors across the street).
She seems socially motivated like Vera was as a baby, and just squeals with delight when our friends come over. She gets smiles and comments on what a friendly, happy and beautiful baby she is wherever we go :) She is very emphatic in communicating what she wants, pointing and trying to say "this!!!", rocking me towards whatever it is and then throwing her head back in frustration if she doesn't get it [like wanting to go down to our basement to visit the bunny]. She says Mama (a lot!!), Dada, doggie, hot, ... signs please and all-done, dog, water and more. Today she signed thank you when Edie brought her Lion to her :)
She is 19lbs at about the 24% and similar for height (can't remember). She lost some weight in December because of an intestinal bug that actually lingered for over 2 months! She also has become a little picky because of it - having mostly eaten bananas, rice, applesauce and toast for that long! She does love squash, sweet potato, rice, oatmeal, peanut butter, waffles, peas, blueberries.... she never did take a bottle of anything and doesn't seem to like whole milk yet. She started really walking the week before her birthday and now prefers it! Also climbs on any chair or stool she can reach.
ANyway, that's a snapshot of our beloved little Ruth.
Here's Vera at 1 and Edie at 1!