We have a toddler! We have a ONE year old! What a year, what an awesome year! Hadleigh definitely keeps Daniel and I on our toes, which I'm sure it's not even the beginning :)
Weight: 23 pounds 4 ounces (88%tile)
Height: 30 inches (90%tile)
Head: 19 3/4 cm (95%tile)
Her year check-up went great - no complaints at all and she said we were doing everything we were supposed to. She also said her vocabulary is advanced - children at 1 usually only have 1 word down, which I thought was super low. She still only has 8 teeth, but Dr. Christian said her 1 year molars were coming in, so any day now!
Hadleigh's sleeping has been wonderful. She goes to bed around 7pm every night (maybe not on weekends as much) and gets up for the day around 7am. She usually wakes around 5:30-6 to get her bottle, but then goes back to sleep for a while. We can't complain!
She's still crawling to get to different places in the house. If it's within close vicinity, she will walk while holding onto a piece of furniture. She's taken a few steps on her own, but still falls to her butt. She will stand on her own and bend down, but not full out walking. She totally can do it - just not confident in herself yet.
I still buy the organic squeeze fruits and veggies. She can be picky sometimes, so it makes me feel better that I know she is getting some in her little belly. Hadleigh is a texture girl, so somethings she refuses to eat. She mostly gets table food, unless I'm giving her the squeeze fruit or veggies. She loves lima beans, which is beyond me cause I'm a texture girl too and I hate them!
Du-Du (Duke) Which is so funny cause this is what Erik used to say too :)
Wow! (The best thing she says!)
She will say "ba" or "bi" for her bottle/bippy
We didn't have power in our house because of Hurricane Irene, so we ended up taking Hadleigh and the dogs to Nana & Papa's house to enjoy the day in AC :) Nana and Hadleigh had a blast with the toys and animals at their house. I got off work early, to be able to spend some time with the birthday girl! I took her to The Children's Museum location in Short Pump. Hadleigh really enjoyed the area that is blocked off for kids her age. She was not a fan of the cow that "mooed" really loud, and the train that rides kids around in a circle. Maybe when she gets older she will enjoy! After the museum, we went and picked Dada up from work so we could come home and open gifts! For Hadleigh's special 1st birthday dinner, we took her to her favorite place (and one of Mama's) = Chick-fil-a! She enjoyed some chicken nuggets, french fries, apple juice, and a few bites of a peach milkshake. I think she had a great first birthday and I can't wait to see how much she's doing at her second! <3
We were so excited to have Hadleigh's first birthday party on 8.27.11 - BUT Hurricane Irene had some other plans! Unfortunately because of the weather, very few people were able to come. We still made the best of it and Hadleigh had a blast. She got lots of gifts and got to play with her cousins. Our power went out about 30 minutes before the party was supposed to start, so that was interesting! Not that we wouldn't ever forget her 1st birthday party, but now we really won't! I had worked on a few DIY projects for Hadleigh's party. I think I did a pretty good job!
My cousin Thomas and his girlfriend Julia got married on 8.26.11. They went with a vintage theme and had coral and teal as their colors. Everything turned out great and it was a really beautiful wedding. During the ceremony, the minister had asked all of the married couples to hold hands during Thomas & Julia's wedding vows. I thought that was a really awesome and sweet idea. First wedding I've been to that did that! Unfortunately, Daniel was back away from the ceremony crowd because Hadleigh was talking - oh well, that's our life! ha.