Tuesday, May 3, 2011

She’s ONE!

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.

7 comments:

gottaluvboyz said...

Happy Birthday, Erin! Wonderful video:)

Brian and Amy Yohe said...

Erin, it has been so much fun "watching" you grow up via your mama's blog. People you don't even know in Pcola love you 'cause we fell in love with your mama long ago. Just ask her about her not-so-secret admirer, Josh (who just turned 12 by the way). Times flies! Love to all.

Lori said...

That video is awesome and Erin is adorable!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday to Erin. Thanks for the encouragement you left on my blog. I am so sorry for your loss as well and am looking forward to reading Duncan's story over the next few days.

Blessings,
Heather

Sara said...

Happy Birthday to your big (little) girl! I, too, am the momma to a petite treat who was only 18 pounds at 1 year. Petite is in - it's cool!

I hope you guys had a fun birthday!

Jeanette said...

:) happy birthday Erin! so blessed to be following your journey here on your mommy's blog.
will be praying about the anemia and ear infections!

Tiffany said...

Awwwww happy birthday little Erin. Monica the slideshow was Amazing! Very very sweet. My favorite picture is at 3:17. Priceless!

Aw (: