Tuesday, June 15, 2010

1 Year Old!!!

I'm a few weeks late, but I had to get this post in anyway. My baby turned one a few weeks ago, I can hardly believe a year has gone by since we were in the hospital waiting to be induced. And a mere 8 hours later, she was in my arms. Maybe because I was in the hospital for a day and a half before Taylor finally made an appearance, 8 hours seems like nothing at all. And Celeste was so tiny too. She really has changed so much, but she still has the same cute dimple in her chin, and about the same length of hair. It hasn't grown much in a year. Oh well, before I know it she'll be fighting me while I'm trying to get the snarls out of her hair.
Anyway, to start out the day, we had a yard sale at our friend's house, and before it was over, Celeste had a low grade fever. We're still not sure what was wrong, but she was listless and clingy for most of the rest of the day. It is so sad to see your child sick on their birthday, but I'm sure many a parent has gone through it. We had her party at a brother and sister's house, since our house is just too small to fit the family and friends. She seemed to perk up a little when the party started, and even was brave enough to dig into the cake a little. But after a few bites of mostly frosting, she looked to me like she was going to pass out, so we cleaned her up and got her ready for present opening.
She wore a cute tutu that her Aunt Alisha made for her birthday. She did not want to open anything, as soon as she got a look at a toy, she would only want to play with that one toy, and we'd have to drag her back to look at the next present. Even with the fever, it was a fun, busy day. We are so blessed to have such a sweet little girl join our family.

Here are some things that Celeste is doing now.
Walking! She has been doing this for about a month and a half now, she loves it. She acts like it the most wonderful thing in the world to be able to have her hands free. She carries things to all parts of the house so I have to go looking for them.
She loves her baby dolls, she will hug and cuddle them forever. She does this to Taylor's Batman toy as well, it's small so it looks kind of funny, she just loves to hug I guess. She is still a very cuddly little girl. I thought she would grow out of this, but she hasn't, thank goodness. When she meets a stranger, if they hold out their hands to her, she will usually go right to them and give them a hug. Very cute. She also does this to people she knows.
She still sleeps on her tummy, but now she will hold a doll while she's sleeping. Sometimes if she wakes up and starts to cry, she will see her dolly and get a hold of it and go right back to sleep.
She is a major daddy's girl. She is so cute with her daddy, I love to watch her with him. She is also a momma's girl, when daddy is not around.
She already tries to carry my purse around like I do. She is such a girl.
Sometimes, she will be chattering to herself and will just start to laugh like she said something really funny. She still hasn't said any words really, but it certainly sounds like she is having a conversation with you, even though you can't understand one word.
She absolutely loves other babies, she will immediately go to them and get down and try to hug them, even if they are trying to push her away. She especially loves her two cousins that are really close to her in age.
We are so lucky to have such an adorable, funny little girlie girl in our presence. And it has been so fun to watch her grow. I'm excited to find out what the future holds for our beautiful little Celeste.
Here are some pictures from the day she was born so you can see what a difference a year makes:)


Taryn and Christian said...

I can't believe it's been a year already! My goodness! She's such a doll. Hugs!

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