On Wednesday Liliana had her one year doctor visit. She was pronounced perfect, weighing in at 22 pounds, which places her in the 70th percentile for girl babies her age. She was 30 and 1/4 inches tall, putting her in the 85th percentile for height. Her head was 18 and 1/4 inches around, which puts her at the 75th percentile mark - though I think she's got a pretty good sized noggin (and belly).
After the appointment Liliana and I went to my class at the university. She was standing, stabilizing herself with my leg, when I slowly moved my leg out of her reach. She stood there for awhile and then looked up and saw a tall skinny guy with dark hair and glasses sitting about 5 feet away. I assume that she must have thought it was David because she got a smile on her face and took about 5 or 6 steps towards him before getting down on her hands and knees to crawl. When she got to him, she used his leg to climb up and she just stared at him (no doubt realizing that this was not her daddy after all). She hung out with him for a few minutes and then proceeded to walk from chair to chair and person to person all around the classroom, using the furniture and people to balance.
On Thursday Liliana was really sad and grumpy - side effects from the four vaccines she had received the day before. I gave her some baby Tylenol and she calmed down, but she was still really clingy so I stayed home from my practicum to be with her. Well, that day she decided she was going to walk (more than just the little bit she had been doing once in awhile previously). Once the soreness of the injection sites in her legs was numbed, she crawled over to the chair in the living room, pulled herself up, and then turned and walked toward me - laughing and smiling all the way. Once she reached me, we clapped and then she turned around and walked back to the chair. We continued to play this walking game with me moving back a little bit each time she returned to the chair. David and his dad got to see the next morning (this morning) because she was asleep by the time they got home from school and work last night. She's been walking quite a bit today and seems to be gaining more and more confidence. I guess I really have to admit that she is a toddler now, and not my little tiny baby anymore.