An even 6 lbs. became a whopping (ha!) 17 lbs. 6 oz; 18” grew to 28.75”; and a teeny little noggin now houses a brilliant mind that makes her head circ. an impressive 17.5”. She is engaging, active, and growing right on her own curve. She is, in a word, healthy.
In another word, however, she is also anemic. And she also has her third ear infection of the spring. (Let me go on record now: I’m predicting tubes before the year is over.)
So, new prescriptions and an iron supplement and another week of sleepless nights are the order of the day for this early May celebration.
We are also working hard to transition to a sippy cup, to stand upright, and to coax out that first word. Milestones, I’m finding, definitely come at their own pace, not necessarily mine.
And blah blah blah, that’s all the boring stuff. How about the best part of her turning one?
Like how blessed we have been to have had her with us for a whole year. A year of wonderful moments and memories. And after having lost almost all of our photographic evidence of Seth’s first year of life (thank you, burglars!), I treasure our photos of Erin even more. Which is why, despite the headache that the uncooperative technology bestowed, I enjoyed putting together this video of Erin’s first year so much.
I hope you enjoy it!
Happy birthday, Beana. You are loved, more than you ever will know.