Today is Gwyneth's 1 year adjusted birthday...she was due to be born on April 24, 2008.
So, I thought we'd take a look at how Gwyneth compares to a normal 1 year old...
The average 1 year old:
> Triples the birth weight.
Gwyneth is actually about 10 times her birth weight, from 1lb 6oz to 15lb 3 oz.
> Grows to a height of 50% over birth length.
Gwyneth has grown from 12 inches to over 26 inches.
> Has one to eight teeth
Gwyneth now has four teeth and a few more about to break through.
> Pulls to stand, crawls rapidly, seats self on floor , cruises on furniture or walks alone with an unsteady gait.
Gwyneth rolls, a lot.
> Turns through the pages of a book by flipping many at a time.
Gwyneth loves books and has been turning (and eating) pages for several months.
> Has a precise pincer grasp and feeds herself.
Gwyneth can grab her own food and will gladly put anything she grabs in her mouth, including her bottle.
> Sleeps 8 - 10 hours at night and takes one to two naps.
Gwyneth sleeps about 10 hours every night and usually takes two one-hour naps.
> Plays social games such as pat-a-cake, peek-a-boo and so-big.
Gwyneth likes to bob her head back and forth and laugh at you when you try to play games with her.
> Bangs two blocks together.
Gwyneth bangs her head on a lot of things.
> Has vocabulary of one to three words in addition to "mama" and "dada."
Gwyneth likes to growl and babble, but does not know yet what she's saying.
> Drinks from a cup - not bottles.
Gwyneth only drinks from bottles.
> Waves "bye-bye."
Gwyneth does not wave.
> Will begin to cooperate a little in getting dressed by holding still.
Gwyneth wiggles...all the time.
No matter how small or "under-developed" her doctors might think she is, we love Gwyneth and wouldn't change a thing about her. She has shown no signs that she will have any mental or physical disabilities later in life, and she's slowly catching up with her growth and development. Honestly, we couldn't be happier that she's simply alive.