Thursday, November 27, 2008

1 year in review

My Birthday - November 27, 2007. Weight = 3lb. 6oz., zero percentile. 1 week old - my first outfit (size: Preemie up to 5 lbs.)
1 month old - the day I came home - Christmas 2007. Weight = 4lb. 8oz., still zero percentile. 2 months old. Weight = 7lb. 10oz., less than 3rd percentile. Another 2 month picture - just to show how strong I was on the day I was supposed to be born.
3 months old. 4 months old. Weight = 12lb. 1oz., 20th percentile. YEAAAA!! 5 months old - my first ride in the swing. Another 5 month picture - a crowd favorite!
6 months old. Weight = 16lb, 6oz., 35th percentile!
Another at 6 months old. Check out the arm rolls! 7 months old - sitting unassisted!
8 months old and the arm rolls have multiplied!
9 months old. Weight = 21lb. 4oz., 75th percentile. HOLY WEIGHT GAIN, BATMAN!
10 months old.
11 months old.
1 year old! November 27th, 2008 - Thanksgiving Day. Unofficial weight (on home scale) = 22lb. Official weight to come next week.

Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!!!

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday, dear Addison.
Happy Birthday to you!!!

We love you so much, our little turkey baby. You are the sweetest miracle in this entire world. We have so much to give thanks for today, on Thanksgiving and your first birthday! We can't wait to see what this next year holds for you.

Love, Mommy and Daddy

Now, you are SO BIG!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving

Gobble, Gobble.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Where have we been???

So, where have we been the last 2 weeks? Well, I'll tell you this much. We haven't been outside! We have officially come to the realization that the 70 degree November weather is gone and winter is here. We've woken up to a dusting of snow on the ground quite a few days lately. It's beautiful, really. I can't wait until it gets deep enough to play in. I am going to build a snowman and throw snow balls at Daddy!

Along with winter come our two favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Mommy and Daddy have always loved these holidays, but they've meant even more to them since I was born. Why? Because my birthday is on Thanksgiving Day this year and I came home from the hospital on Christmas Day last year! You can definitely tell the holidays are fast approaching in our home. Maybe Mommy is making up for the lack of holiday decorating last year since it was kind of a crazy time. Our Christmas tree didn't even make it inside. Instead, it went straight to it's permanent home in our backyard. Our Christmas tree last year was a palm plant that Grandma and Grandpa F. quickly decorated for us while Mommy and Daddy were at the hospital with me early Christmas morning, trying to find out if they were going to be able to take me home! Mommy and Daddy said that my NICU nursery was decorated more than our house last year. One day soon, we're going to look at all the decorations that the NICU nurses and NICU alumni made for me. Those decorations are so special to me, just as much as our decorations this year.

Your eyes are not deceiving you. That is a 12 footer! Not.Easy.To.Decorate.

Butterflies are my favorite and Mommy and Daddy put some on the tree for me!

And just so we never, ever forget how good God has been to us....

That's not all the decorating that's been going on. As you know, my playroom is no longer under construction, so Mommy and I have been busy trying to make it pretty. It seems like every day there is something new in there and I notice right away. I go into my playroom, spot something that wasn't there the day before, point and say "oooooh". Mommy loves it!

My reading area

Butterflies, of course!

The kitchen that Grandma and Grandpa F. got me for my birthday (a little early)!

My dining/craft table

Some of mine and Mommy's artwork in the craft area

There's lots more decorating to do in my playroom, but we're off to a good start. See, I told you we've been busy! But, that's still not everything we've been up to. We have been so busy, busy, busy playing and visiting with family and friends that we haven't had a spare moment to blog. Honestly! We have had something happening every day. Here are a few of those things....

Visiting Aunt Julie, Uncle Josh and Noah in their beautiful new house.
I had so much fun playing with my cousin! We even took a bath together. It was a little crowded, but I had fun tickling his toes and taking turns drinking from the cup.
While there, my "Aunt" Kye Kye and "Uncle" Ben came over and brought me some birthday presents!
Thanks for the toy, book, and outfit...I love them!

Later that week, Ariana came over to play.

During which time I got my first shiner.

What's that? No, it's not eye shadow. It's a good ole fashioned black eye (3 days post accident)! Isn't it purdy?

The next week, Aunt Beth came into town to interview for a residency program. As usual, I had lots of fun with Aunt Beth! I'm hoping she had enough fun with me to convince Uncle Matt to move here???? Uncle Matt says "fat chance". :(

Then my friend, Raegan, came over to play. Well, she can't play the things I can (yet), but she did enjoy my activity mat!

I'll leave you with a couple videos!
I'm getting really fast walking behind things. I am so proud of myself though, that I have to stop every few feet to clap.
Bubba and I are becoming the best of friends. I have learned how to tease him with his toys and make him chase me!