My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.


Happy Birthday Nora

My baby turns 1 today. Nora is no longer a baby but now officially a toddler.  I can't believe that this time last year I was extremely pregnant and getting ready to have my baby.  My pregnancy was a tough one but it seems how easy it is to forget.

There has been so many milestones and beautiful memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life.. My favorite memory was when she first arrived and the doctor put her on my chest and the look in her eyes was - Hey I know you!. It was crazy and extremely emotional and think about how powerful that moment was when everything changes.  Everyday she makes me laugh and inspires me to be a not good but great mommy.

Weight: 24 lbs
Size: 12 months- she still fits into some of her 9 month onesies

Baby Milestones: She is about ready to walk! She can stand by herself and walks around furniture.  She has gone a few steps on her own but hasn't taken the plunge yet.  I think it's a confidence thing but she still crawls really fast and I know which she does walk.. she isn't going to walk she is going to run.  Her vocabulary has grown quite a bit and is a little chatter box and has imitated a lot of sounds like mama.. dada. row row row. doggy, choo choo etc.   A big milestone last night is that she grabbed a picture framed with her and Tim and pointed at Tim and said Daddy.  It was the first time I think she really got it versus imitating sounds or calling everyone Da Da.

Loves: Oranges, Strawberries and Hugs. All her favorite :)  I think Daddy is her favorite this month, when he comes home she starts squeal and bounce up and down with delight and then follows him around the house. 

Hates: The dreaded Vacuum and sitting in shopping carts.  I started having to buckle her in and has already figured out how to escape from the buckle.

I can not believe she is one year old and this weekend having some of her baby friends come over for a pizza party.  Hope you are having a wonderful day!


tinajo said...

Happy, happy birthday - too cute! :-)

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

congrats! she is so sweet. my twins are almost 5 and i still refer to them as "the babies" - for awhile i felt i should stop and then i thought, you know what they are always our babies no matter how big they get :) happy first bday to nora and you too!

rooth said...

Happy birthday to sweet Nora!

mona said...

Awww, happy birthday Nora!

Outcast said...

Beautiful post Erika. Despite the pregnancy being a difficult one she was obviously so worth it, she's absolutely adorable and I really hope that she has an incredible birthday and a great birthday party too!

Erin said...

A very happy birthday to your sweet girl! She looks totally fascinated by that cupcake! xo

Deidre said...

She looks like such a grown up with her cupcake! Happy birthday Nora!

Nanette said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Nora!

♥ SHA said...

Aww so cute :)

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