Thursday, March 05, 2009


12 months!

1 year ago this morning I went to the hospital to be induced since it was a couple days past my due date. And after a very quick few hours you made your way into this world at 12:38! I am still surprised at how quickly things went that day.

While I can't believe you are 1, I also can't remember what life was like before you were here. How can I possibly have a toddler now?

Anyway, we celebrated your big day a couple weeks ago with friends and family, so today is just a nice little celebration at the house.

Here is what my 1 year old is up to these days:

* You are taking more and more steps everyday. I think I've counted 8 total at one time, but each day you are doing it more and more. You have even started to scale the walls to get around. I guess you have finally figured out that crawling hurts those knees.

*You finally got your 4th tooth just yesterday! They have been quite slow to come in, but are finally coming in. In no time you will be eating steak.

*You are also talking or jabbering a lot. The words I think you say are: mama, dada, duck, up, go, dog, bye, hello and maybe some others that I'm just not sure about yet. You are definitely talking more... we are just trying to "de-code" what you are saying!

*You can climb up and (finally!) down stairs.

*You love to be outside and will ride on your little cars moving your legs to make you go. I think you are very coordinated like your sister. You girls will be playing soccer in no time!

*You love the bath... especially when the water is running... you just swat at the water and get your face all wet and just laugh!

*You love to rock back and forth on you and your sister's rocking chair. You also get very upset if Grace sits in the chair. Which brings me to my next point...

*You do not how to share. Not like I expect you to, but you definitely want anything Grace has. Thankfully she is pretty good about sharing.

*You love to give kisses and hugs. I LOVE those little open mouthed kisses and how you bury your head in our chest for a hug. So cute.

*You are a fabulous eater! And eat almost anything we give you. But you especially love fruit and chicken. However, I'm also working on weaning you. I've been offering you milk in your sippy for about a week now and you aren't showing any interest... soon enough!

Happy Birthday baby girl!


Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday Emma! I can't believe the BIG ONE is already here! Have a great day!

Melissa said...


Ashley said...

Happy Birthday little one! She looks very grown up on her first birthday!

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday Emma!

Love, Reagan :o)

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday E M M A!
x x x Aunt BB

Whitney said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl! Her shirt is adorable :)

Amanda said...

Awww! Happy Birthday sweet Emma!

Tasha said...

Happy Birthday

Johnson Family said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Emma and congratulations, Lisa, for making it through the first year!