Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1 year in two weeks?

Just when you're wanting to slow it down, you realize that the older you get, the faster time passes you by. I can remember sitting in school or work just praying for the time to fly by. I don't know if it's because the saying is true, time flies when your having fun, or if I really have a lot more going on; probably a little bit of both. But, either way, I wouldn't mind time going back to slowly passing me by like it used to years ago. It was nearly one year ago that we turned our family of three into a family of four and welcomed Malorie Elizabeth into our ever changing lives. Over the past year she has grown to be the sweetest, although still high maintenance, loving, cute little girl I have ever known. She came into this world extremely strong willed and that will hasn't weakend a bit over this past year. Malorie doesn't give up easily on anything or I should say, she doesn't give up without a fight. At the same time she is loving and although she doesn't stop long enough to cuddle or hug or kiss, just the fact that she does it at all melts my heart. She's extremely smart as well, show her something once and she does it like she knew how to all along. Not to mention she can pretty much mimic any noise you make. She hasn't let any grass grow under her feet so to speak. She rolled over at 3 months, sat up at 5, crawled at 6 and recently started walking over the holidays. Although she's smart enough to know she's not too great at walking and will crawl there if she needs to get there fast. She still has a lacking of hair, but that doesn't keep me from stlying it with bows or head bands. She has 8 teeth and uses each and every one of them to keep up her love for food! Speaking of love for food, she's a big girl, weighing a whopping 23 lbs which puts her in the 85% of kids her age. Let's talk about schedule, this little girl knows her schedule. You would think she made it up herself the way she demands it! She requires her sleep and she requires it in her bed. She's been a thumb sucker since she was 5 months old when I took the pacifier away because it was causing sleeping issues for both of us. Needless to say she's been a wonderful sleeper since her and thumb found each other. She takes 2 naps a day and sleeps a good 8-10 hours a night. I really couldn't ask for more. I have to say that if you told me she would be so regimented at 1 year I would have laughed in your face. One year has gone by, one whole year! It just seems like yesterday, but it's been one year. To my sweet, loveable little girl.. Happy Birthday :)