Jasmine’s 13 month update

First steps, baby signs,  a new Bunny, Little Squigglers and Waterbugs – it’s been an eventful month for my little lady…

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I’ve not had Jasmine weighed since last month (she was 23lbs 6oz). I started packing away her 9-12 month clothes today *sob* as nothing in that size fits her anymore. I always feel so sad when I put some of my favourite items of her clothing into those vacuum bags. Always a good excuse to go shopping for more baby clothes though, right?


We seem to have returned to a better sleeping routine this month. Jasmine goes to bed around 7.30pm and normally wakes around 8.00am.

During the day she has a nap in the morning at around 10:30am (if we’re not out at one of our baby groups) which can last anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours. Most days Jasmine will nap again in the late afternoon for an hour or so. On the days she doesn’t, she ends up very, very grouchy!


 Jasmine still eats very well and enjoys most food…. even if it’s not her own! Nobody else can eat anything without her sampling it too. Jasmine has always disliked bananas but if I have one? She points at it and makes her ‘Uh! Uh! Uh!’ noise until I let her have a bite.

At the moment, when she’s finishes eating she has a terrible habit of just throwing her food on the floor which she never used to do. Just as well we have a dog, eh?

She’s still having 3 bottles of milk a day –

1x 7oz late AM before nap time

1x 6oz around 3.30pm before PM nap

1x 7oz before bedtime at 7.30pm

We have introduced cow’s milk with no problems so once we’ve used up our current box of formula we will make the switch to cow’s milk.


This week Jasmine has taken her first proper steps – 3 or 4 at a time to walk between mummy and daddy. She’s so good on her feet but now needs to learn to be more confident with it. She still prefers to cruise around furniture at the moment but she is getting braver and braver every day. It won’t be long before she’s a fully fledged toddler.

We *think* Jasmine has said her first word: “Heidi” but it’s so high pitched that it’s hard to tell. It certainly sounds like that’s what she’s saying though!

This month Jasmine has added more signs to her baby signing vocabulary – “more”, “eat”, “bird/duck”, “pig”, “up” and “down” and “shoes”.

Last month Jasmine had learned to climb on furniture and would often throw herself off said furniture head first. Now she’s got a technique to get down from sofas, beds etc.  by swinging her legs around and slowly lowering herself feet first. As you can imagine, I am really rather relieved about this milestone!

Every day she shows me that she understands the world around her a little more. Today she found a small baby brush and started brushing her hair with it. She’s obviously learned this from watching me brush my hair in the mornings. It made my heart melt. Now I really have to be careful what I do and say around her because she is like a little sponge!

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What else is new?

Jasmine had her 1 year jabs a couple of weeks after her 1st birthday. One in each arm and one in her leg. It’s always very upsetting to see her in pain but we are so lucky that we live in a country where she can be protected from all sorts of nasty diseases. She was over the shock of the injections very quickly and fortunately, didn’t have any side effects. :)

Jasmine has become addicted to watching our Sing & Sign DVD. We can end up watching it 2 or 3 times a day, if not more. I wake up in the morning and go to bed with the songs stuck in my head! At least it’s educational I suppose. And she seems to be learning a couple of signs a week at the moment so it’s obviously all going into that noggin’ of hers!

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This month we started going to ‘Little Squigglers’ messy play and sensory sessions. We’ve been to 3 so far and each week Jasmine seems to get more and more into it. She often prefers the ‘dry’ activities over the real messy ones but I still end up going home with paint in my hair and porridge over my jeans. :)

Two weeks ago we started Waterbugs swimming lessons. The first week Jasmine was incredibly nervous and just wanted to be hugged tight the entire time. By the second session she was getting more into the swing of things and was jumping off the side of the pool into my arms. I’m hoping she will continue to grow in confidence each week. I’m so very proud of my lil’ Water Bug! :)

Jasmine has been very bitey lately. She seems to get frustrated very easily (she’s in her 8th leap and the frustration probably stems from trying to learn to walk). She will bite whatever it is that’s bothering her – her walker, me, toys and even the radiator! I’m hoping this little habit passes very soon. If nothing else, I’m worried about her damaging her teeth!

We’ve also been having some toilet/bathtime issues… I’ll leave it at that.

We lost Jasmine’s Jellycat rabbit in town the other day which was horrible. Thankfully she took to the exact duplicate that we bought for her. But I’m very upset about losing her original Bunny!

Likes: Sing & Sign DVD (a bit too much), Bunny, peanut butter on toast, walking whilst holding mummy or daddy’s hand, Heidi, bath time, spaghetti, pulling things out of the cupboard, her noisy bird toy (or anything noisy for that matter), the swings, rides on her SmarTrike.

Dislikes: nappy changes, being dressed, waiting more than 5 seconds for her milk to be made (I get the stink-eye and a frustrated double-handed milk sign aimed at my general direction).

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  1. Avatar May 7, 2015 / 8:37 pm

    aww she's so cute. I know what you mean about not being sure if she's said her first word, I think Bear says 'down' and possibly 'bye' but it's so shrill I can't quite tell! Glad she's transitioned to cows milk fine, when we made the switch I thought it was going to be a nightmare, but it was almost too easy! x

    • Avatar May 8, 2015 / 5:39 pm

      Haha, it's absolutely deafening, isn't it? Jasmine doesn't seem particularly interested in talking (other than in baby signs) so she probably isn't saying 'Heidi'. But who knows, it's so hard to tell! Glad Bear made the switch to cow's milk OK too. :) xx

  2. Avatar May 8, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    So sweet! Gosh, 7.30pm to 8am! You lucky lucky thing you… But you give me hope for my two terrors (one's 3 the other is 8 months… they dont sleep past 5am. EVER.) xx


    • Avatar May 8, 2015 / 5:41 pm

      Haha, we are very lucky. I bet our next one won't be a sleeper! ;)

      I don't know how I would cope if Jasmine suddenly decided that 5am was 'get up time'. It would certainly be a nasty shock to the system! xx

  3. Avatar May 10, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Ha ha toilet bath time issues they all go through that, and the biting my two only did it once of twice but that was enough. Joe once broke Jacks skin he bit him that hard. But they grow out of it thank goodness. Jasmine is just so cute Jenna xx

    • Avatar May 10, 2015 / 9:52 pm

      I'm hoping it's a phase she'll grow out of (sooner rather than later) on both accounts. Glad to hear it's all normal though. Thanks, Sarah. :) xx

  4. Avatar May 11, 2015 / 8:14 am

    Gorgeous photos, love her little dress! I love when they start to take everything in, it is so amazing to see the things that they pick up without you even realising! How lovely that she sleeps until 8am, that must be such a treat for you. My twins have started throwing food on the floor that they don't want, or they pass it between the high chair trays hoping the other one will eat it! Lovely update xx

    • Avatar May 11, 2015 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you, Hayley. :)

      It really is amazing just to watch her explore her surroundings, she's so much fun at the moment. :) We are SO lucky that she sleeps until 8 – it's always a bit of a shock to the system on the odd day here and there where she wakes up early! Haha, the throwing food is a bit of a pain, isn't it?! xx

  5. Avatar May 11, 2015 / 10:15 am

    So nice to read an update on how she's getting on. I am amazed by how long she sleeps! My little ones have never slept til 8 ever! Very impressed. Sam used to live the sing and sign DVD too! I quite miss it now! X

    • Avatar May 11, 2015 / 9:20 pm

      Thanks, Julia. :) I know – I hope the good sleeping lasts for a long, long time! ;)

      Haha, oh really? I still end up singing all of the songs, even on the days when we don't end up watching it. Earworms!! xx

  6. Avatar May 11, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    She is just so scrummily cute!!!
    8 am?! Could Jasmine please have a word with little miss vista?! xxxx

    • Avatar May 11, 2015 / 10:44 pm

      Teehee! Thanks, Katie. :)

      OK, will send her over to have word! xxx

  7. Avatar June 5, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    Oh it’s lovely to have time to catch up with your blog again – and so lovely to read this update just as I’m about to write baby W’s 13 month update…. I can’t believe how good she is at signing, that’s amazing!!! I really wish I’d stuck with it but I kinda gave up :(
    Lovely update, as always, lots of love x x x

    • Jenna October 2, 2015 / 10:36 am

      Thanks, Heledd. :) Where does the time go?! Some weeks I really slack off with the signing and I noticed that Jasmine then uses them less too. It’s hard to keep it up sometimes. I guess now we’ve just gotten in the habit, though. :) xx

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