2018 was by far the most memorable year in our house. The year started out with a bang when our beautiful daughter was born on January 7th (one year ago today!). Nothing could have prepared us for the amount of love we could feel for this tiny baby. Being a parent is the best thing I’ve ever done and I feel so thankful for her, especially after everything we went through to get here. (If you want to hear more about our story, you can read about it here). I honestly cannot believe that it’s been a year!
My favorite thing right now is watching Nora’s little personality come out. She absolutely LOVES people and is always putting on a show. She definitely doesn’t get her outgoing personality from me. Haha. She is walking all over the place and loves reading her books. She can say a handful of words like “mama”, “dada”, “baby”, and “Delta”, who is our 3 year old Pitt Bull mix. He is definitely her best friend! She also thinks that all the dogs are called Delta. Ha! Her favorite song is “Baby Shark” and she will move her little fingers along with the song! Her favorite activity right now is swimming. She is such a little fish. At least that she absolutely got from me! Even though she is so teeny tiny (she is still in 9 month clothing at a year old), she is so very strong. I am so excited to see how much she grows over this next year.
I still can’t believe how we lucked out with the weather for her cake smash. I thought for sure we would have to do something inside since her birthday is in January, but we have had some really warm days so I took advantage of it! Nora will literally eat anything, but she’s never had any sort of cake so I wasn’t sure how she’d feel about it. It was so hilarious watching her play with it. It turns out that she really wasn’t a fan of cake, but she realized that we got excited every time she took a piece so she started putting the cake up to her mouth and pretending to eat it and saying “mmmmm”! It was just too much. She is definitely a little ham!
Happy birthday to my sweet baby girl. We love you more than anything and can’t wait to watch you take on the world with your sweet smile and incredible personality. And now for the photos!!!
January 7, 2019