Sunday, September 29, 2013

Happy First Birthday,Sophia!

Happy first birthday, Sophia Anne!

September 29th, 2012, at 2:15 am, I was made a mom all over again and we are so lucky to be a part of your life!

Today, my baby girl turns one year old.

As in, we no longer have an infant in the house.

As in, for the first time in two and a half years we do not have a baby or a baby on the way! Crazy.

Sophia's last month as an infant was a good one. She is in 12 month clothing and two days before she turned one we moved her up to size four diapers. She has a size 3.5 foot and needs it wide (as most babies do,) so she is in a size 4 wide shoe.

We have been on the road for much of this month, which means Sophia has become an amazing traveler. We've really found our rhythm with car trips. They are not always fun but at least they are manageable. She is loving her forward facing car seat and it has made travel alot easier and enjoyable.

She finally (FINALLY) got over her jet lag/sleep issues from our move to the States and began sleeping through the night again. She takes two naps during the day. One is around 9 am and last for an hour or two, depending on how quiet the house. She takes a second nap at the same time Grace does, around 2 pm and it lasts for 2 to 3 hours. Have I mentioned she is a light sleeper? I don't really know what to do about that.

Both girls go down for the night around 7 pm and they sleep for almost 12 hours. Sophia is the first to wake up.
Sophia can walk very well now. The last week of this month saw great improvement in her ability to walk farther distances, change flooring (wood to carpet,) and to get up and walk without holding onto any thing.

Sophia also likes to help pick things up and often claps or will point her fingers in the air and dance when you say "Dance, Dance!" She still likes to throw her arms up in the air when you ask "How big are you, Sophia?" She likes to mimic sounds and babbles non stop. She asks "What's that?" all day long and it is just the cutest little voice.
Sophia like just about anything you put in front of her. If she can chew it (with her six teeth!) then she will eat it. We are currently working at increasing her solid foods so that we can get rid of the bottle. She sips on milk but she doesn't drink enough to cut out milk completely. We will take that plunge once we get settled into our Orlando house in a couple of weeks.


Lyndsey said...

Happy Birthday Sophia! I love her little outfit and headband :) I can't believe she's already a year, it went by so fast! Now that she's older, do her and Grace play together a lot? I can't wait for Liesl and Liam to get to interact, he already asks her to play with him!

Emily Powell said...

Happy birthday Sophia! Such a cutie and these pictures are fantastic!

Emily said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl! These pictures are so cute! I love her headband and her sweet smile!

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday Sophia! These are beautiful photos!

Becki said...

Happy First Birthday to your sweet girl! I don't comment much but I love reading about your life overseas. I have light sleepers too, and we have found that using a non quiet air purifier (we have a Vicks tabletop) as white noise helps tremendously.