Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Sophie!

Everyone says that the first year goes by really fast, but it really hits you when your own baby turns one. It's amazing how much they change.

I think this was a few hours after she was born. Those were the days . . . I could put her on the couch and she wouldn't go anywhere. :)

Coming home from the hospital we realized that getting a carrier-car seat might be a better idea.

She grew out of the carrier at 9 months and is back to the same car seat. She hardly looks like the same baby!

I threw this one in 'cause I liked her bed-head.

Here are her latest stats:

Height: 30.5 inches (90th percentile)
Weight: 17.5 lbs (5th percentile)
Number of Teeth: 5
Favorite Foods: fruit, bread, string cheese, Cheerios, Mexican food

Interests: books (especially pulling them all off the shelf), the piano, bottles of nail polish, cell phones, cats, peek-a-boo, being chased by dad, wanting a bite of whatever mom or dad is eating

Sports: Throwing things down the stairs, then going down head-first to retrieve them; walking around with the help of mom or dad's fingers

Latest tricks: Unknowingly stood up by herself for about 5 seconds. When she realized what she was doing, she panicked and looked for something to hold onto.

Communication: She understands a lot of things we say to her (book, o's [Cheerios], outside, downstairs, upstairs, banana, drink, kitty, "Where's....", "Go get it", "Turn the page", "Put it in here", "Are you sleepy?" [when we say this to her, she puts her head down on the floor or on our laps]). I think I heard her say what sounded like "drink" and "book" the other day.

(By the way, if anyone would have told me a year ago that I'd be pregnant again on Sophie's first birthday, I would have laughed. Then I would have probably curled up in a ball and started crying. I really didn't enjoy being pregnant. Somehow you forget all that . . .)


Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday, Sophie! I can't believe it's been a year. She is as cute as ever!

jenn said...

Happy Birthday, Sophie!! Hard to believe it has been a year, she is so adorable! Love the bedhead. :)

Mary said...

Yay! Happy Birthday, Soph!!

Chelsea said...

Wow. I remember visiting you both in the hospital. I really can't believe that was a year ago, Nat. Only 6.5 more months!

Shea said...

Why is it I always miss someones birthday? Yesterday was the one day so far I haven't been online this week!! Happy Belated Birthday, Sophie! She is beautiful...I think she should be on the front of the Bed Head hair products..that hair is CRAZY CUTE!

Cassia said...

Congratulations to all of you on the one year mark (as it is a milestone for you and Steve, too!). :) And the "top and bottom" pictures of her in the same car seat are priceless! It is so amazing to see how much she has grown in so little time. :)

Dave & Chels said...

She's one?? Already? That is crazy. But then it's crazy for me to think B's almost in nursury.
I love it when you are talking to them and you can see them watching you so close - it's like you can see the gears working in their head. Except they can't express their feelings yet. Unless you call shrieking and colapsing on the floor when they don't get something they want communication.