Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I have a ONE year old!!!

I cannot believe that Brooklynn turned ONE today!

One year ago we were in the hospital relishing the sweetness of our newborn and in complete awe of her arrival.  
She was so perfect and beautiful and we just couldn't get enough of her. She absolutely, without a doubt, won us over the instant she graced us with her presence. 

Now, she is still perfect, and beautiful, and we can't get enough of her. (Somethings will never change!) But she is definitely not our squishy little newborn anymore!

Our little girl, who started at 8lbs 7.3oz and 20 in, is now 20lbs 2.5 oz (40th percentile) and 30 in tall (80th percentile). It is so crazy that she has been walking for 5 months now and that we started the running and climbing (onto and into everything!) stage before she even turned one! It is getting ridiculous how much she is able to get into, there is seriously no keeping her out of anything anymore. Her latest thing is to climb into drawers and to grab onto things to try to pull herself up.

I have enjoyed watching her personality develop. She is definitely headstrong! This little girl knows what she wants and you better not stand in her way! She loves being the center of attention and will ham it up like crazy. She loves to laugh and sometimes will just start laughing completely out of the blue. I have a feeling that she is going to be very opinionated as well. She seems to think that her mouth is a third hand! If her hands are full and she wants to pick up something else, she will just use her mouth to do it. Sometimes she just decides to use her mouth even if she doesn't have anything in her hands, she'll pick things up from the floor, the couch, where ever. Why use your hands when it's just going to go into your mouth anyways?! It's pretty funny to see!

She tries so hard to communicate, but doesn't have any real words outside of "dada" and "mama." She gets so frustrated when I am not able to understand her. It is definitely frustrating for me to know that she is trying to tell me something that I can't understand.

Happy Birthday Little Girl!! Mommy loves you!!

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