Friday, February 25, 2011

Naomi's 1st B-day--part 1

In the morning for Naomi's birthday, I took her to the doctor for her 12-month check-up. This was both good and bad. Good that we got an accurate record of her stats on the exact day of her birthday, but bad in that Mommy forgot that getting shots probably wasn't the funnest activity to do on your birthday. Ugh....lesson learned. Naomi had a little fever later on in the day, but nothing a little Motrin didn't solve! Even so, she was a trooper and had a great day overall! At the doctor she weighed in at 18 pounds 4.5 ounces (10th percentile). She is falling a bit in the area of weight, but due to the fact that she was gaining in the other two areas, the doctor was not concerned. She is 28 1/4" tall (25th percentile) and her head circumference was 18 1/2" (95th percentile). So it is good to know she still has the "Charlie Brown head" like the rest of the children. :) Overall though, the doctor was very pleased and said she looks great!
Pictured above is Naomi's new ride that Ellie (her little friend) brought over for her as a birthday gift. It doubles as a ride-on and a walker toy. She also brought a sweet little dolly too that fit nicely in Grandma and Grandpa's gift! Thank you friends for the fun presents!

Naomi got to try two cupcakes today, but the 2nd time later (not pictured) wasn't as fun as this one because she was so tired then (it was way past her bedtime). This would be the "before" shot as she was delicately picking at the cupcake at first.

She is now nearly done with the cupcake and is attempting to offer me some. I had to pass on that one....cameras and lots of white frosting do not mix sweet baby girl!

An "after" shot of baby and the cupcake mess. She reminds me a lot of Daniel in this shot when it was his first b-day!

Last year, there was another Mommy giving birth to a sweet baby girl in the same hospital, with the same doctor, and with the same-aged and same number of brothers waiting for her at home (yes it is true!). I ended up meeting my new friend, Jasmine, and her daughter (Ellie--pictured above) via email (exchanged through the hospital nurses) and then later in person at her house. This year for their mutual birthday, I thought it would be fun to get together and have some cupcakes to celebrate early in the day. Miss Ellie was very timid with her cupcake at first also, and then at one point got a death grip on it and was sucking it very vigorously! She paused at one moment to look over at me for this moment. Happy b-day to Miss Ellie girl too!

Jasmine was enjoying rocking the two sweet birthday girls while I was trying to get Naomi's twin brothers down for a nap. Daniel was pitching a really big fit today (perhaps all the excitement and a cupcake before bedtime was his problem I am sure) and so I made myself scarce for a while to try and get him to sleep. The effort was futile though and I eventually brought him out to sit with me and just have a quiet time in the chair. It was fun to have friends over though and I am glad they could come even though it is a real pain to bring all the kiddos and gear over for a few hours! :)

1 comment:

Jocelyne said...

What a special bond you have with Jasmine and Elli. I pray the friendship continues for years to come. Happy birthday to Naomi!