Saturday, June 19, 2010

Her Year In Pictures












Today is Isabella's first birthday. And I am a mix of emotions. I'm torn between marveling how this little person has grown and developed in a mere 12 months and wishing I could slow down time. She's developed physically in so many ways, but she's also developed quite the personality. She is determined as all hell; if she wants something there is no getting in her way or distracting her from her course. She's so outgoing. She smiles and shows off to anyone who will look at her. She started walking about a week ago, which is so amazing to see. She looks like a little Frankenstein and she is just so pleased with herself.

She takes two 1 hour naps and sleeps at night from 7 pm to anywhere between 6 and 7 am (sometimes our alarms will wake her up at 6). She says mommy, dada, baby, baba, bye bye, cookie, and Ni (for Ni Hao Kai Lan).

I'm also amazed at my own growth. I feel like I've really come into myself as a mother. I've gone from being so indecisive, wishy-washy, and self-critical to knowing what to do and how to care for my daughter (except of course for when I have no fricken idea, which still totally happens). So here's my little girl's journey from tiny baby to my big one year old.

Oh and expect a boatload of pictures from her princess themed birthday party later!


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18 comments:

Miranda said...

How beautiful! Happy Birthday, Isabella!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Happy Birthday, Isabella! And sort of to you too...I don't know about you but when my kids birthdays come around it feels like such a special day for me as well since it was the day I brought them into this world.

Just wait until you see what happens from now until 2! Wow!

Gucci Mama said...

She is beautiful! Happy Birthday to your sweet baby!

Oh, um, I a little bit hate you for how AMAZING you looked right after giving birth! ;)

L said...

happy birthday! to little isabella for turing one and momma for surviving the first year of motherdom and coming out on top! :):)

Babes Mami said...

Happy Birthday to Isabella!

You made me shed a little tear, Babes first is August 2nd.

Rsgrl said...

Happy Birthday, little Isabella! Can't believe she's walking already. That just seems so unreal. I also can't believe that a year ago we were all waiting our turns in line to have our babies. Wow, quite the clan. :)

Quixotic said...

Aw, she's so cute!! Happy birthday, gorgeous!!

P.s. What an awesome idea to use the same chair for those photos, you can really see her grow!! I think I'll get Superman to fly around the world backwards really fast to turn back time, and do that with my bub!!

Ryan, Christy, Landen, and Jackson said...

I love the picrures! She is absolutely beautiful! We're doing the same thing for my son and I can't wait to see all the changes!

Desi said...

Happy Birthday Isabella! It was so cool to look at her month to month and see how she's grown! I can't wait to see pictures from her party :)

Lil'Misa said...

Happy First Birthday Isabella!

Michelle@DomesticationoftheSingleGirl said...

Ohhhh, Happy Birthday to the beautiful Isabella!

I'm with you. I love the milestones but I wish I could slow down time...

I love her hair, by the way.

Dr.Mom said...

Congratulations!! Such a beautiful and monumental milestone :) Enjoy every minute :)

Stefani said...

Happy birthday Isabella!! It goes too fast... I agree, slowing down time would be such a blessing, but I guess it evens out because we'll probably want to speed it up or skip the teen years all together :D Can't wait to see the party pictures!

SpitFire said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your little girl is beautiful!!! Makes me realize my little girl is going to get big so much faster than I want her too, lol.

Nikki said...

She is absolutely adorable!! I love that you took her monthly photos in the same chair...I'm mad at myself now for not doing the same thing!!
I totally agree about the excitement of them getting bigger and the many milestones along the way but I really wish they would just slow down a little bit!!!
Can't wait to see the birthday party pictures!

Nocturnal Queen said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl!

Mrs.F said...

Happy Birthday, Isabella!

How exciting... and sad... they grow up so fast it's crazy! Can't wait for the party pics :)

Teresa said...

how did i miss this?! she is so freakin cute i can't stand it. my fav pics are the one in the bright pink shirt because of her mean face and the one in the blue outfit because she looks so happy, and the outfit is really cute.

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