Friday, October 22, 2010

All About Amelia - 12 months old!

Amelia, you're 1 year old!!

You weigh 24 pounds. We're not sure how tall you are...we'll find out at your next well-visit.

You're wearing size 3 diapers.

You're wearing 12-18 month clothing and size 4 shoe. Every time we've arrived somewhere, you've removed your shoes and socks in the backseat. We've started waiting to put them on you when we arrive at our destination. :)

You usually sleep 12 hours every night and take 2 naps during the day.

Though this week, that hasn't been the case. You haven't slept well at all. You had your first visit to Children's after-hours clinic over the weekend.

After two trips to the doctor and Mommy asking for the test...we finally found out that you have strep throat. You've cried so much, had fever, a bad cough, and even lost your voice. It just breaks our hearts to see you in pain and so sick.

Thankfully, the meds have kicked in and you started taking naps and sleeping in your crib again last night. We're so happy that you're feeling better on your birthday!

You take 8-10 ounces of formula and have baby food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. You have become less interested in baby food though. We've started feeding you off our plate and you really like that. Every time we start eating something, you look at us and say "NUM-NUM." We gave you some soft cheese yesterday and you were a fan. We'll be switching to whole milk this month, so we'll see if you love it or hate it. We can't believe it's already time to take you off formula.

You love to wave. It's your favorite thing to do when someone enters or leaves a room.

You have 6 teeth (four on top - two on bottom). We think your molars are trying to come're constantly sticking stuff back there to chew on.

You LOVE bath time. If we accidentally say it, you immediately start saying "DAT" over and over and over. So that's evidently your word for bath! :)

You've started speaking your own little language and it's hilarious. We say you sound like a little Ewok. We love to hear you talk. You can now say "juice." We've started working with you on saying names of family members - sometimes it sounds like your repeating exactly what we're saying! Though it's not consistent yet.

You stand up and walk behind some of your toys. You will stand on your own, but haven't tried to take a step without holding onto something.

Your favorite movie is Elf. We don't watch a lot of tv, but we put this on when we're in the kitchen and you love it. You even laugh at certain parts of the movie. We've tried Veggie Tales and other DVD's, but none keep your attention like Will Ferrell in an Elf costume. (LOL)

We can't believe you're a year old. Your Mommy can't talk about it without crying! You're our beautiful baby girl and we're beyond grateful that God chose us to be your parents. This has been the happiest year of our lives and it's all because of YOU!!

Now let's eat some cake!! :)

Happy 1st Birthday, sweet girl!

We love you,
Daddy & Mommy


amy said...

Happy happy birthday sweet girl. I've prayed for you since before you were even born. :) What a blessing I know you are to your mama and daddy! Enjoy your special day. And YES- eat cake! ;)

Lauren said...

Aw, happy birthday to your precious girl!!!!! :)

beebee said...

Happy birthday, Sweetie Girl! I can't believe you are 1 already!!

andreajennine said...

Happy birthday, Amelia! So grateful for this answer to prayer. (And love the orange owl shirt!)

Mel said...

I just love her!!! I am sure hoping she's feeling better. We need party pics! ASAP!