Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Where did that year go?

Charlotte is now one. It's been a challenging year, but also incredibly rewarding. We have been showered with love, baby clothes, help, advice, toys... and have recieved it all very gratefully (ok maybe not *all* the advice!).

She continues to improve with her eating and is now able to eat weetbix and porridge without it going through a sieve first. She can eat malt biscuits if she takes very small bites and chews well with her six teeth. She can eat the same food as us if you put it in the blender first, or do things like bite the end off the chip or piece of roast kumara and squeeze out all the yummy squishy stuff! She also likes cupcake icing.

She can swim under water, but needs someone to pull her up above the water at the end of her swim. She stands unaided and is *so* close to walking. She has taken a few steps between the two of us, but usually needs catching at the end to avoid a forehead bruise! She says Mama, Dad, Nana, up, hello, and seems to speak a language I can't understand the rest of the time.

She has grown about 20cm since being born and has put on about 5 kilos. Not much, but she is in proportion according to the Plunket Nurse. With parents like hers she was never going to be tall anyway :)

She still wears 3-6 month and 6-9 month clothes, and is the smallest baby in the antenatal group, but she definitely has the biggest place in my heart.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A year ago

Right now, a year ago, I rolled over in bed and silently thanked my Sister for suggesting I put a shower curtain under the bottom sheet.

Thanks Carol!

About an hour from now, a year ago, I was typing an email in between contractions.

"Hi John (and Andrew)
Might be a false alarm but I may be delivering a baby a little sooner than thought. Here's some relief just in case..."

About 4 hours from now, a year ago, K took this picture.

Happy Birthday little girl!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Now face North...

Check out the clever baby!