At her 1 year checkup her height was 28.5 inches, her weight was 18 pounds, 14 ounces, and her head circumference was 46 cm. This translates to being slightly on the small side, but with a bigger than average head. I’m not terribly concerned about her being smallish; for years I was one of the shorter girls in my class and now I’m just shy of 5’7”. I’m assuming Margaret is following a similar growth curve.
In the past week her bottom two teeth have finally broken through and are visible. At long last she has teeth. Actually, I wasn’t so concerned about their late appearance, but when she chooses to she can now take advantage of having actual teeth to improve her solid food intake. The other day she ate four half cherries. In the past she’d gum fruit but generally not ingest a noticeable amount, so this was a huge leap in solid food consumption. Of course the next day the skins of the cherries showed up intact in her diaper, but the rest seems to have been digested.
Margaret has learned how to hit single keys on her toy piano. Warren and I are insanely proud and if you don’t think this is proof that she is a musical genius we’d advise you to keep that opinion to yourself if you know what is good for you.
Margaret’s hair has grown long enough that there is now a curl at the nape of her neck. It’s just this one ringlet but it’s hard to resist playing with it. I am really looking forward to when I can start putting her hair up; I don’t think that’ll happen anytime soon.