Monday, March 28, 2011

She's a prim and proper eater... just like her Mama.

I've never been known as a "delicate" eater. I devour... I'm notorious for getting more food on my clothes/the floor than in my mouth. If you've ever eaten dinner at our house, you know where our dogs like to sit. Right beside me. I've ruined so many of my favorite clothes because I just literally cannot make it from my plate to my mouth without dropping at least a little something.

She's taking after her Mama on this one. =)

Oh, and I promise we normally clothe the kid. I hope you'll understand why she eats nakey after seeing these pictures. lol.

Sorry this one's so out of focus...

Friday, March 11, 2011

My One Year Old

How did this happen so fast? Was it not last week I was lying in a hospital bed, shaking with anticipation and overwhelmed with excitement to meet our first child? I've been warned by every person I've come in contact with that the first year flys by, but no one, no words, can truly prepare you for the whirlwind of events and emotions that seems to come and go in a blink. My baby is One. She's graduated from newborn to toddler, from this tiny little dependent blob of a person to a beautiful, smart, walking and talking toddler whose independence grows more and more every second.

This past month has been especially full of new developments. She's definitely morphed into a miniture person. =)


  • I'd say most importantly: She's walking!! She just wanders around the house now, making sure not to leave out any room in the house.
  • My girl is still a porker! She's up to 24 lbs. exactly as of 2 weeks ago.
  • I'm enjoying this one while it lasts: She's not a picky eater by any means! She gobbles up whatever we put in front of her, although she especially likes spaghetti (that's my girl!), mac and cheese, and zuchinni.
  • I'm beginning to think her stomach is a bottomless pit. She's still hasn't dropped a bottle or that glorious night time feeding. I'm really okay with that though. I have to say I'm going to miss our little 4 a.m. snuggle sessions when she outgrows them.
  • Night time sessions have reverted back to being semi-easy again. She went through a phase of "Lily vs. sleep" where she whooped sleeps ass for hours at a time, but I think they've made peace for now.
  • Her vocabulary has grown tremendously! Words include: mama, dada, bye bye, dog, uh oh, woof woof, dat, baby, eyes. I'm sure there are more but these are the ones you can actually understand. ;) She's also stringing words together, most of which makes no sense! She does say, "dog... woof, woof!" And she'll point to her baby doll's eyes and say "baby, eyes". She blows my mind!
  • We're about to move up to size 5 diapers, and she's completely outgrown 99% of her 12 month clothes!
  • We started her on 1 oz. of organic whole milk with each bottle she gets at day care. She didn't even blink. I'm slowly trying to make the transistion from bottle to sippy, so here's hoping that goes as smoothly as the introduction of milk!


Her saying "dat?"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm procrastinating... here's the party!

I'm procrastinating writing her 1 year post on purpose. Why is it so hard to swallow the fact that my baby is one?  I promise I'll have it up as soon as I get a chance to upload the rest of our disasterous attempted 1 year shoot.

On to the good stuff! Jack and I spent almost every night for 2 months hand making most of the decorations and invitations for her party. The theme was pink, more pink, and green, but I did order a few cute "baby woodland" details from a seller on Etsy. We only invited close friends and immediate family so it was a small party, but she had fun. =)

Warning: HUGE photo overload.
Family photo with some serious cheese!
The decorations:

The cake smash that was eaten ever so politely.

We ended up "smashing" it for her.

This is what she did the entire time I opened her gifts. She's walking everywhere!

So much preparation, so much anticipation... and it's here and gone. I hope she enjoyed herself as much as we did putting everything together for her! She's officially one!