Happy Birthday Sweet Hadley Girl!
It is near impossible to believe that you are on year old, but every time I look at you I am reminded that you are. This year has flown by and I absolutely adore this one year old stage that we’re in!
You are super sweet and love to lay your head down on my shoulder when I ask you to give me a hug. You like to be held more than anything which works out well for all of the times that you’re waiting on Sissy to finish an activity and I’m holding you.
You love your Daddy! As soon as you hear the door open you crawl as fast as you can back to him and then sit up on your knees with your arms up for him to pick you up. When he goes to wash his hands first you start wailing until he picks you up.
You also love Charlotte and James. You really want to be right there in the fun with them and will crawl up to them and try and read books with them or lay with them when they’re watching tv. They take good care of you and keep an eye out for you so that you’ll stay out of trouble.
Even though it seems like you want to run around with them, you have no desire to start walking! You won’t even really stand up without holding on to something and don’t like taking steps with us holding your hands although you will if we insist. You will stand between Charlotte and James for a quick picture holding their hands but those times are very limited and very, very short!
You’re somewhere between being a good eater and a bad one. You still eat baby food great but love to pick up a cheerio and stick it in your mouth between baby food bites thus getting you even messier. You will eat crackers and goldfish and baby food snacks (puffs, yogurt melts, etc) but don’t even like pieces of bread or muffin. You made a hilariously not amused face the first time I gave you a sippy with whole milk in it but you have adjusted and drink it like a champ now. I’m almost finished weaning you and you’ve done really well with it.
You talk constantly but not really anything that we can identify. When you want more food you usually just yell or squeal when we ask you if you want more. And when you’re not happy with something you stick that lip out and squeeze up your eyes and let out a pitiful wail. With two older siblings you are getting knocked around more than they did and you’re pretty tough but occasionally a foot to the belly or them dumping you out of their lap will really hurt your feelings. You do bounce back quickly though!
You’re wearing 12 month clothes and size 3 diapers. The clothes are sometimes still big on you but most fit great. I think I’m going to move you up to size 4 diapers soon though due to an abundance of leaks lately. I have no idea how much you weigh and moved your checkup back until June so that I could go on Charlotte’s last field trip of the year (sorry!). You look tiny when you’re just in your diaper but look pretty normal when you’re dressed. Your brother and sister were petite too so I think it just comes natural.
You are still a great sleeper even if you do sometimes play for the majority of a nap time these days. We’re sticking with two naps a day for a while but you do fine when you have to skip one of them for church or an event. And you wake up pretty early in the morning (between 5:30 and 6) but are content just to hang out in your bed and doze until I come and get you at 7.
We love you so much precious girl! You are a gift from God that we didn’t even know that we were missing. I am so glad that he has allowed me to be your Mom. Happy Birthday!
I love you every second, of every minute, of every day.