Today Josie turns one – can you believe it!? A year ago this morning we were in the hospital deciding if it was time for Josie to come into the world three weeks early. I was in pain, Matt was stressed, and our doctor was calling in favors for an early morning emergency c-section. Luckily the surgery ended in joy and relief for all of us.
After a sleepless, challenging and rewarding year of firsts, I still find it amazing that we are all alive, semi-well rested, and functioning at a socially acceptable level. Josie is having a bunch of her little friends over tomorrow to roll in cupcakes and blow bubbles. Matt and I are having our friends over for hi-fives and booze to celebrate making it a year.
In this past year Josie has developed into a spirited little girl with definitive likes and dislikes. Here are her stats at one year:
Height/weight – short/wide. Josie is 4x the size she was when she was born!
Tough little 5 pounder
Number of teeth – 3.5
Signature color – purple (unless you ask Matt, he would say brown)
Favorite words – bubble, buh-bye, HI!
Dislikes – drinking water, sleeping, sitting still, the car.
Most yummy food – fruit, fruit, puffs, cheese, more fruit, sigh.
Favorite books – DOG, In My Forest, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, Little Blue Truck…Not that she has ever sat still to read a book.
Jet-setting – Josie has been to DC, San Fran and Vermont in the past year.
Coveted items – bubbles, paper, anything electronic (tantrum material), shaker egg, daddy’s wallet (mmm…butt sweat).
Likes – jamming food in her face (apple does not fall far from the daddy tree), babbling (apple does not fall far from the mommy tree), The Black Pack, baths and helping dad.
Instructing Matt on how to make a dog bowl holder
The arrival of Josie has been a little hard for the Black Pack to handle. Wade sees Josie as a walking lick-a-stick and Blue sees her as competition for our love. We know they will all be good friends in the end, but it has been tough year for the “first babies”.
We found Blue trying to pretend she was Josie the other day..
maybe they don’t see me
yup, they caught me
We could not be happier looking back on the last year, and we think Josie is pretty comfortable in our family.