This is Maggie at about 1 month. As you can see she had scrawny little legs and looked like a bag of skin. We were trying, but she just wasn't so much complying. But, look at her chubba now, she showed them!!
This is when she's 5 months old, on the airplane ride home from Chicago. I just thought it was a funny pic. She had discovered her tongue on the trip and could NOT leave it alone, or in her mouth.
Apparently we have a little computer genious on our hands. haha She is REALLY fascinated by the computer and throws some pretty royal fits when she is not allowed to play on it.
I can't believe that an entire year has come and gone. Our lives have changed in so many ways, and so much for the better. Every day she brings us so much happiness and joy and laughter. I'm so grateful that we were entrusted with her sweet little spirit. I can't wait to see what the next year will bring us.
Some of her accomplishments:
She is nearly walking. She takes several steps and then realizes and gives up. She can sign "all done". She blows kisses, waves bye bye. Claps, plays peek a boo like a pro. She says mom, Dad, makes the noise that a doggy makes, and says dog. She won't drink out of a bottle, and won't drink milk for the most part. She prefers water and sippy cups. Well, she'd REALLY prefer a grown up cup, but I don't prefer the mess it makes. She has figured out how to unscrew things, and that has caused a mess or two. She's methodical and mechanical and will work at something until she gets it. She's obsessed with q-tips, and will pick them out of the garbage and try to clean her ears with them. She LOVES her silky/wooby and will happily carry it around or cuddle with it. She lights up when her Daddy walks in the room, or when she gets to go wake him up in the morning by pouncing on him. She LOVES her cousins, and gets especially giddy when she sees Dane, Brooklyn, Jayce or Tatum. Those are the times when we really get to see her laugh, which is always so fun. She has figured out how to get off the couch, or the bed without killing herself, she knows to turn around and let her feet go first. She is a fabulous shopper. She'll sit happily and quietly in a cart for a long time. She LOVES to read books, or have them read to her, and she loves cell phones. Overall, I'm pretty sure she's brilliant and funny. hahahaha I KID!
We're doing a little family birthday party on Saturday, so then I'll get the whole cake eating pictures and stuff. I'm taking pictures throughout today to document her ONE YEAR mark, and I'll post those later as well. For now, I must go...she's woken up from her nap, crying for Mom to rescue her. We have to get dressed and ready to go to her one year check up at the doctor. I can't wait to find out how much she weighs, 'cause I'm tellin ya, she's gettin HEAVY!