One year ago today, at exactly 11:26 pm, my sweet, beautiful daughter Chloe was born. It feels nearly impossible to describe how much love, and joy, and beauty this little girl has brought to our lives. She has forever changed us, and I cant stop thanking God for the beautiful blessing that she is. It's truly an honor to be her Mother. Chloe has blossomed into such a beautiful toddler full of curiosity and excitement. She is incredibly smart, silly, stubborn, loving, happy and outgoing.
Here's all that's new with Chloe:
:: Chloe has gotten so good at walking and balancing herself and can walk pretty far without falling, she also still crawls
:: Can sign more and all done
:: Loves to mimic what we are doing
:: Tries opening doors by reaching for the door handle.
:: Loves opening all the cabinets in the kitchen and playing with the pots, pans, bowls, and utensils
:: She is getting so good at climbing on and off of furniture and chairs
:: Loves to play peak a boo and to be chased around the house
:: Likes to try to brush her own hair and put on her own shoes
:: Loves music and dancing
:: Fights us when we try to put her in her carseat, once she is in it she is fine but getting her strapped in is the difficult part.
:: Can be very cuddly at times which melts my heart
:: Loves to share her food and toys
Chloe doesn't have her doctors appointment yet but we were able to weigh her on our home scale, she now weighs 23 lbs and 6 oz and we are guessing she is around 31-32 inches long. In one year she has gained over 14 lbs and grew around 10 or more inches!! Chloe is wearing a size 4 in diapers, 18 and 24 month clothing and a size 4/5 in shoes, she also has a total of 12 teeth now!
I am proud to say that breastfeeding is still going wonderfully and that we have made it to our first goal of 1 year. Our plan is to continue breastfeeding until Chloe is ready to wean. At one year old Chloe is still nursing quite frequently throughout the day so I am thinking we still have a ways to go on this journey of ours!
As for food, Chloe is eating 3 meals and 1 to 2 snacks throughout the day. Some new foods she has tried this month are, peanut butter, hummus, pancakes, plain hamburger, and vegetable soup. Her favorite foods are blueberries, strawberries, soup, avocado, carrots, cheese, chicken, pasta, and pears. Chloe is a pretty good eater for the most part but she does have her picky times where she doesn't want to eat anything we give her.
Happy first birthday my dear sweet Chloe! You make your Daddy and I so incredibly happy. Thank you for filling our lives with so much love and beauty, You truly are our little sunshine!