Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Hannah!

My baby turned one on Saturday!

Hannah, you are a blessing from the Lord, and we are so thankful that you are a part of our family. It has been a challenging year, as you've grown and adjusted to life first in Texas and now here in Illinois. I am so thankful that you have become a delightful, sweet little girl. You have never cried in the nursery at church, and you are almost always happy to be held by friends and family. You are quite a social little girl, like your sister. I don't think anyone would ever guess how hard life was for you as an infant!

You are learning to like table food and prefer cheerios, bagels and bread of all sorts. You also like strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, fresh peaches, and pears. You tolerate broccoli and cauliflower, as well as very soft green beans. You still hate peas! Thankfully, I can still sneak them into some of the pureed foods, which you still let me feed you. You also seem to like yogurt and scrambled eggs, both of which have not affected your little tummy. I still continue to pray that you don't have a milk intolerance.

You are far more active and adventurous than your sister was at this age. You are still not walking, but I predict that you will walk sometime in the next month, as you are beginning to experiment with standing on your own. You are a fast cruiser and crawler, and like finding trouble!

You still love music, bopping and swaying to the beat.  Your sister is one of your favorite people. You point at her all of the time and are rather amused at all the the things she does; she has a knack for getting you to smile and laugh. You like to wave hi and bye. You give very wet, open mouthed kisses. You raise your hands to say "so big" and have learned the sign "all done", which you say ALL of the time (mostly when you're ready for the next adventure). You just say "Da Da" and "Ba!" I still haven't heard "Ma Ma."

This month you have learned to share a room with your sister and have adjusted to a two nap a day schedule that seems to help you sleep at least 8 hours at night. You still sometimes wake in the middle of the night, wanting to be held and nurse. I am still nursing you at least 5x a day. I have no idea how or when I am going to transition you to a cup, though you love drinking water out of your sippy cups and straw cups.

Hannah, you are such a big girl! We continue to pray that one day you will come to love Jesus as your Savior. We love you.

Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!

Yummy carrot cake and icing!

You enjoyed unwrapping your presents, even with LOTS of help from your sister.

enjoying her new swing!

1 comment:

Megan said...

Happy 1st Birthday, sweet Hannah!!! :)