March 31, 2006

I had my 1-year checkup this week. I weigh 19.5 pounds, and am in the 20th percentile for weight (fabulous for being so preemie!) and in the 90th percentile for my head circumference. Dr. Hertz is very proud of me. She told me to drink whole cow’s milk now and to try to use sippy cups (which I have been doing for a long time now, but I do not really like them much).

My mommy told you about how much I enjoy racing her to the dog water bowl – if I make it first I get in a very satisfactory “splash”, and if she makes it first she gets to keep me clean and germ-free; we enjoy this so much, we do it many, many times a day. Well, yesterday I made it to the dog food bowl and ate one of Jessie’s oven-baked chicken & rice dog food pieces! I just would *not* give it to my mom, though she did her best to scoop it from my mouth. I LOVED it, my mommy is quite mortified! Oh, there will be some kitchen redesign very soon, mommy says. Ha ha.

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March 26, 2006

~~~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ~~~

I turned one year old today! My mommy and daddy are so proud and happy… one year ago when I was born a two and a half pound munchkin, they were so scared. They never imagined that I would become a bouncy, healthy, firecracker of a girl one year later. Look at me now!

My birthday was so great. My birth family in Louisiana called and my big sister Oliviah sang a little bit of Happy Birthday to me. My nana blew me lots of kisses through the phone, and I got to hear my birth mommy Jenelle! She took the day off of work, for my birthday… We hope they are proud of how well I am doing!

My mommy’s family came to visit on Saturday and my daddy’s family came on Sunday, so I had TWO birthday parties. I had some cake, but I am such a *neat* eater that there are no pictures of me with birthday cake smeared everywhere, ha ha. Lots of family and friends sent presents, I am such a lucky girl with new toys.

March 26, 2006


Just a quick reminder of what I looked like at 1 week old, during my 2 months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Look at me now, isn’t it *wonderful* how far I have come?

March 26, 2006


My granny took this picture. My mommy thinks I am simply darling in it.

March 26, 2006


My mommy normally cannot get me to crawl through this tunnel, but I did for my auntie Susanne! Those are my feeties peeking out on the left.

March 26, 2006


MaryLou is one of my granny’s dearest friends, and she gave me a diamond cross necklace – I look so beautiful! Sorry the picture is so blurry, mommy tried to fix something and the “edge preserving smooth” (huh?) happened… mommy needs graphics help!

March 26, 2006


This is the extent of my “messy” eating, ha ha. My mommy really wanted me to make a mess of my chocolate cake, because she had a “For Sale” she was going to hang on me, and then take lots of pictures. But I foiled her plans!!! 🙂