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Nora is ONE!! 365 days with our favorite girl. Wow, that’s crazy to me! Twelve months came and went. We have had so much fun watching and grow and getting to know her little personality. This month she’s back up to the 95th percentile for height, 80th percentile for weight, and 50th percentile for head size. She’s eating solid foods like a champ, getting the hang of whole milk and still enjoying breastfeeding (we’re starting to aggressively wean which feels really bittersweet). I’m so thankful we made it to one year with our breastfeeding journey! It’s been so special. But, just like these monthly recaps (yup, this is the last one!), good things come to an end to make way for new seasons! These monthly recaps have honestly made my life SO much easier in creating her 1 year scrapbook so I’m thankful for that. This is the last one but don’t worry more personal blog posts to come & if you follow me on Instagram, Nora makes frequent appearances.
-She is usually not loving diaper changes or getting put into her car seat anymore. Little miss independent haha.
-She LOVES walking and rarely crawls these days. It started as taking 3-4 steps at a time, then 10-12, and now she’ll go from one side of our house to the other (with a few falls along the way ha).
-She loves picking flowers & grass
-Still obsessed with dogs
-She now has 2 small teeth (bottom front) and WOW teething has been rough- lots of tears, disturbed naps & middle of the night wake up calls. Infant Tylenol and this frozen teether toy have been SO helpful!
-She likes to make a “grrr” sound if you ask her what sound a bear makes (courtesy of nana). It’s so cute!
-She loves to share toys (yay!) and food (we’ve been trying to discourage this one because if you don’t take it, she immediately drops it on the floor)
-Her favorite word by far is still “dadda”. She says “mama” a lot when she’s getting sleepy which truly melts me! On occasion she’ll also minmic “moo.”
-Drew, his dad & brother re-did our deck! This has been a HUGE highlight because we’ve spent soo much time in our backyard/eating meals on the porch now that it’s been done!
-Visiting family & friends in Ohio for a long weekend
-Family pictures by my good friend & extremely talented photographer Kelsie Lynn Photography
-Going to our good friends family farm. Nora rode a quad-runner for the first time and she loved playing with Genna!
-Celebrating her first birthday!!
-Her first birthday party! We had an open house style party with around 40 people and it was so much fun!! She was pretty hesitant about her cake at first but eventually dove in…face first.
-We have some excited family news to share…coming soon!
Well friends, it’s been 12 months of documenting sweet Nora Sue’s life!! Thanks for following along. Grateful for you!