Indiana's 13 Month Update


With Indiana turning 13 months on Boxing Day I haven't had much time to blog. This past month has flown by and I truly see Indie as a toddler now and not my baby girl. We've had a busy month filled with shopping, jabs, a photo-shoot and Indiana's second Christmas and Boxing Day! 

It's also been a pretty tough month with the worst leap yet, leap 8. I'm so glad to be on the other side of it, but my god was it a toughie! The tantrums left behind are not exactly the most fun, but they do make me laugh sometimes. Especially if she's having a breakdown over something silly, like me taking away her spoon haha.
I've been a bad mummy and haven't got Indiana weighed since before her 1st birthday! This is the longest I've gone without finding out her weight so I'll hopefully go in the new year; I'm guessing she's still around 20lb ish.
I could probably copy this from last month to be honest. She's still being a monkey and waking pretty early around 6ish which isn't so fun! However she does go to bed easily and still has 2 naps (more 1 if we're out) so I can't complain too much haha. She's still having 2x8 oz of cow's milk; in the morning and before bed, but not really during the day anymore. She's really getting into her books now, and will bring them to you for you to read to her which is so lovely. Her favourite games the past month is to open every cupboard and get everything out; especially her bowls and the cereal haha. She also throws the DVDs everywhere, turns off the tv when you're watching it, and throws some pretty impressive tantrums too!
Again still the same. It's bottle and bed by 7ish and that's her gone. We're still pretty iffy with remembering to brush her teeth, especially as she's usually asleep by the time her bottles gone!

This month has been a bit of a strange one for Indiana. She's over night turned pretty fussy and now pretty much refuses most vegetables (with the exception of peas, sweetcorn, and potatoes). She is definitely starting to decide what she does and doesn't like and makes it known! She still eats really well however so we're not worried about the faze. Her favourites are still satsumas, chilli con carne and to be honest any meat haha. She was a very lucky girl and enjoyed her first advent calender leading up to Christmas, and has definitely got my sweet tooth!
Still 9-12 here. Everything fits her pretty much perfectly now though so I know it won't be long until the become a bit too tight haha. Still size 4+ nappies which I think she's going to be in for ages.

  • Walking everywhere! She now walks when we're out and about and crawling practically never happens now. She can stand herself up too,
  • Second Christmas!
  • 1 Year jabs :(
  • New words: 'NO', 'row row' if she's sat on your lap to do the rhyme, bubba (as in baby), and she's constantly babbling, trying to have conversations with you.
  • Opening and closing - she loves opening the cupboards and finding what's inside.
  • Giving cuddles and kisses - okay she's done this for ages, but now she gives you them without even having to ask!
  • Dancing! Everytime she hears music or the theme tune of her favourite programme she starts to boogy.
  • Reading - she's now bringing me books for me to read to her.

There's so much more I could say about her, but I'd be here all night gushing about how beautiful and clever she is! I do video updates on my YouTube Channel if you do want to hear a bit more and see the little lady herself!

Indiana's 12 Month / 1 Year Update


So we made it, Indiana is 12 months old; an official 1 year old! I'm still in complete denial and I'm sure I'll be like this for a long while yet haha. This is slightly late as we've just been enjoying celebrating as a family so the blog has been forgotten a bit recently. Unfortunately we all had dreadful colds so the day was a bit overshadowed by that, however we had a lovely day which I'll write a separate post about! But back to her update:

Poor Indiana has suffered quite a bit recently; with a chest infection, numerous colds and teething she didn't put on a lot of weight. As of last Thursday she weighed a healthy 20lb 2oz.
The afternoon nap is back, thank the lord haha; although only when she's at home though! She's got into the habit of waking around 6/6.30 the past few weeks for no apparent reason. We started to give her her morning bottle in her cot and she would go back to sleep until around 7.30/8ish which was a nice treat. She's absolutely loving nursery! They do a Jo Jingles class in her room on a Monday which is lovely as she gets to be involved for free! She's now on two bottles a day of cows milk and eats 3 meals a day as well as snacks. She now loves to play with her toys a lot more, and will do so very independently (she doesn't like you to take things away from her or play with her if she's busy haha).

This girly gets so exhausted towards the end of the day and is generally in bed by 7pm now. She has a bottle of warm milk, snuggles her bunny and then gets put in her cot to sleep. Once she's down you won't hear a peep from her until the morning!
Where do I ever start?! Indiana is a massive foodie. She loves food and will happily eat all day if we let her haha; even nursery comment on how well she eats. Baby led weaning was the best decision we could have made and it's really worked well for Indiana. She uses her cutlery a lot more, will only throw her plate on the floor when she's done/it's empty, and will drink lots of water from her free flow beaker. She does have a habit of throwing the bits she doesn't want on the floor with a chorus of 'uh oh', but it's so cute I can't get annoyed haha. She had her first taste of chocolate on her birthday and couldn't have eaten it fast enough! She wasn't bothered by the switch from formula to full fat milk either, so we're really happy about that!
We're still in 9-12 but I knew we would be for a while. Luckily I have an excuse to buy things that are Christmassy haha, otherwise I'd have no excuse to shop. She's also finally got feet big enough for shoes! We got her measured at Clarks and she's currently a 3H (super wide feet like her mummy bless her). Size 4+ nappies.


  • WALKING! Indiana is now a full on walker. She toddles about everywhere, and now she has shoes we let her walk around when we're out.
  • New words: Indiana can now say 'ta' when we offer her things, bubble, 'woof woof'' for a dog, hiya, 'down' when she drops something on the floor.
  • 8 teeth! 4 at the top and 4 at the bottom
  • Using her cutlery when eating
  • Getting her first shoes
  • She loves putting things back in instead of taking them out - I'm loving this one haha
  • Switching from formula to cows milk
  • First tastes of chocolate

Whenever I watch Indiana play I can see her brain whizzing about, thinking about lots of things. She's such an intelligent little girl and it's amazing that we have played a part in her development. She's cheeky, loving, beautiful, clever and just an amazing little lady, and I just cannot believe she's one!

What were your little ones doing at 12 months?