Thursday, May 12, 2016

12 Months with Alice

I rather enjoy seeing pictures of babies growing up and changing, and since Alice is now one years old, lets look back on Alice's first year.

She came into the world quickly and so incredibly tiny.

Alice Juliet at 4lbs 13oz.
With an IV in her little head.

Her feet on the mend after five days of being poked 10+ times a day.
(these two photos by Becky Pitcher)

She never had a problem with her lungs, even though she was so small.

Just a little bit bigger than a piece of paper.

This was what the birth announcement looked like. It was only sent out to a few people, because $, but I loved how it turned out. 

This is for scale, and she was already so much bigger than at birth.

Cloth diapers made her look much bigger.

Alice is 4 months here, and still in newborn clothes!

A screaming mandrake at our Harry Potter party (she has always been good at screaming).

Photo by Becky Pitcher

Blessing day.
With her cousin Cedric in the bath.

5 months old here and gaining chub!

Halloween at 7 months old.

Alice at 8 1/2 months.

St. Patrick's Day at 11 1/2 months.

Easter at almost one.

 Alice at 1!

 Alice has grown up and changed so much in a year. She started out at 4 lbs 13 oz and not even on the charts, she ended the year at just under 18 lbs, so still really tiny but at least she is on the charts! She is such a wonderful addition to our family and we love all the humor and sweetness she brings to this world.

Monday, May 9, 2016

All About Alice

As I did not do an 11 month or 12 month update, here's an update on our littlest girl.

Alice took her first steps about two weeks after she turned one. She is walking quite a bit now, but still crawls a lot as well. Alice does not talk much, but does jabber, scream and occasionally say things like "num" and "dada". She does wave, clap, blow kisses, sign "please"and "more", and make funny faces. Alice is a fairly careful little person and that was how she approached her birthday cake. She does also have an enduring spirit and ate away at her cake as long as we let her (this endurance thing also applies to crying). She has a sweet and gentle personality, but has a scream that is probably one of the worst things you will hear (which I hope you never have to). She is also quite funny and enjoys making us laugh. Alice loves music and dancing. As soon as music or even a beat of any sort comes on she starts to dance. I think music/dance will be one of her passions in life. She has also started to get really into books and will sit patiently and read many in a row (either by herself or having someone read to her). Alice is still hesitant about new people and takes some time to warm up to new situations in general, but is getting much better.

 She loves her sister so much and I am so glad they have each other.
She also super loves her cousin, Cedric.

Alice enjoys food (still quite passionate about this even if she does sometimes throw it on the floor), her mom and dad, her sister, grandparents, her cousin, Cedric, her pacifier, her penguin named Pip, baby dolls (any doll really), being outside, riding on her rocking moose, music, reading books and sliding down slides.

We love her more than we can say.