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Happiness is a year.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

And what a wonderful year it has been! Despite my little one's craniosynostosis, which we'll be at the hospital next week to take care of (one of the sutures of her skull fused very early on, causing her head to be triangular in shape; it hasn't affected her brain yet, but they want to work on it before it does become a problem) she has been a great delight to us. She is always happy to play. Bouncing is a favorite, and she loves anything that makes crinkly noises, like the plastic wrapper on her wipes. She squeals and screams in delight when we pick her up from daycare or when she's done with her swing or bouncer. She still refuses to crawl, but she has discovered that it's not always bad to be on her stomach--she has recently begun rolling over in order to sleep, and she loves to pull herself up and stand to look around at things.

Her hair is the color of her sister's--blond if you look at it closely, but that's hard to notice until it's grown out a bit more--but is still almost as dark as when she was born, and comes down to her shoulderblades. (I will miss that; it's all gone next week!) Her eyes are blue, but where her sister's developed dark rings on the edges of her irises, like her dad's, the baby's are just blue all the way out... like mine.

She has 8 teeth, and she loves to use them. That being said, she still won't let us put a spoon in her mouth yet, so we just have to put baby food in a bottle and water it down. Last night, I gave her a cookie. She played with it. It never went near her mouth.

Tonight, I'm making Devil's Food cupcakes, and I'm topping them with green and maybe blue or orange yogurt-based frosting. She'll get one to play with--we are pretty sure she won't try to eat it--and any leftovers we have... I don't know. Work, maybe?

We're having a semi-Brave themed "party" for her. That is, she's getting a plush Merida doll, the three little bears from the movie (I can only remember Hamish's name) which actually turned out to be bigger than the Merida doll, and some blocks, a taggy ball... and my little girl told us last night that she wanted the baby to have one of her Uniqua's. (We have finally gotten Austin, so she has a full set of the Backyardigans as made by Ty, and she had another Uniqua, which is a little larger, different material, etc. but she doesn't want it now. Cast-off, sure, but she specifically said it was for her sister, so that was sweet.)

Oh, yes, it has been a wonderful year... and we believe that there should be many more of them. In fact, we're looking forward to it.

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SAMI199 3/8/2013 11:54PM

    Happy Birthday,Baby Girl!

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MPETERSON2311 3/8/2013 6:15PM

    awww you being happy makes me be happy. Thanks for the good mommy vibes.

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2HAMSDIET 3/7/2013 11:35PM

    what a joy a 1st emoticon emoticon one of my kids didn't like to get messy we figure out so he did like spoons either. Both of them didn't crawl or walk until late ( walking was 18 months) In fact they never would even try but one day just started walking/running. I proves to me that we should compare humans as we are so much the same but on different paths.

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MOMTO2HEINZS 3/7/2013 3:51PM

    emoticon sweet baby :)

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RUNNINGAL425 3/7/2013 1:00PM

    Happy Birthday to a dear little girl!!

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CARI2012 3/7/2013 11:00AM

    Sooo sweet. Happy birthday! emoticon

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ISAVEDME80 3/7/2013 10:40AM

    aww you sound like a mother in love describing your little girl. i feel honored to get to be reading about her. she sounds amazing :)
and the older one wanting to share that is darling.
heres to many more great years to come for ya'all

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