Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Ivy!

Last night I was thinking about how fast this past year has gone, since Ivy was born. Although it seems like time has flown by, Ivy doesn't seem like a one-year-old to me just yet. Maybe because she's so little, doesn't have teeth or enough hair to do anything with, still nurses quite a bit, and wakes up 1-3 times a night. STILL.

Despite being SO much more difficult than Sophie was as a baby, we adore our little Ivy. Although it's tiring sometimes when the only one she wants is me, I love making her happy. I love seeing her gorgeous, gummy smile, and I love that she lets me cuddle with her. I could sit and stare at her all day -- just like when she was a newborn. The fact that she's close to walking makes it seem like she's growing up fast, but her petite-ness keeps me from getting baby hungry. (Oh, and that I haven't had more than 5 consecutive hours of sleep for the past year.)

Happy Birthday Little Bit! We love you!

Here are her latest stats:

Height: 28.5 in
Weight: 15.5 lbs
Number of Teeth: 0 (her first one popped up on the 30th, followed by the second one on the 2nd)
Favorite Foods: Cheerios, Goldfish crackers, grapes, most melons, beans, soup, Mexican food, Indian curry (particularly this one)

Interests: dolls, books, putting on her jacket (for some reason that makes her really happy), being a tease, cuddling with/being held by mom

Sports: Climbs on the couch, up the stairs, into the refrigerator & dishwasher, out the front door, on mom's legs or anyone who's sitting on the floor, plays catch (sorta).

Latest tricks: Stood by herself for about 5 seconds, colors and holds crayons with pretty good form.

Communication: Points and says, "mmm- mmm-", recognizes the Cheerio box, makes it very clear when she want to nurse, understands when we say, "Where's Sophie/Mom/Dad?", "Put it back", "Sit down", "Turn the page", "Wanna bite/drink?", "Give the baby loves" (sometimes she hugs the baby and sometimes she throws it with a smirk on her face -- like I said, she's a tease :))


Cynthia said...

You are so wise to record all of this. You think you'll NEVER forget these precious little facts about your kids, but you so do. I know this from experience. My kids are always saying "Tell us about when we were babies" and I only have just so many stories. YOU will never run out when those requests start coming your way from the girls.

Happy Birthday, Little Bit!

McKell said...

I am in the same boat as you. Evelyn still nurses and wakes up at night. But I thinking it is becoming less frequent.

Happy Birthday!

Jones Town said...

Happy Birthday Ivy! Ryan turns 1 today too. What a good idea to record all the things she is doing. I wish I had done that with my other two. What a cutie!

DA Phillips said...

Happy Birthday IVY!!! Wow time sure goes so fast! Hope she enjoys her cake and all her presents. wish we could be there.