My Baby is ONE
As every mother of a 1 year old says… I can’t believe my baby girl is ONE!!! Sometimes I still can’t believe we have a kid! If you’re new to the blog, I had a hard time getting pregnant and had to go through some infertility stuff. Baby Kara was born early, but a healthy girl! You can read about my natural delivery here: Part 1, Part 2.
Like I said, I can’t believe that was a year ago! I could get all sappy about this past year, but I won’t. I must say, the past few months have been awesome. I LOVE that she is able to crawl all over the place! She is so much more fun than the first few months. She has taken a few steps but not quite walking yet. I can’t wait! I love chasing her around and watching her explore the world.
^This^ picture says so much… Kara always finds the little specks of whatever on the floor/counter top, picks it up and shows you. She saw a piece of dirt on the sheet and just HAD to pick it up. She is so curious and smart. Her actual birthday was Saturday and we had a family party with my parents, Kristin and Rich. I wanted to keep it intimate and be able to let Kara be in her space and do her thing. It was perfect.
If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you know our family has a tradition of my mom making us whatever cake we like for our birthday. So, of course my mom had to make Kara’s cake, too- vanilla cake with butter cream frosting. No need to purchase a smash cake when you have an awesome baker for a mom! We had a “friend birthday party” on Sunday so she made two cakes. What a great mom/Nana <3 This was Kara’s first time having anything sweet besides fruit (and pancakes ;). She LOVED it- obviously.
I’m glad we did a cake Saturday, too because she knew more of what to do Sunday in front of everybody, haha. We had her other party at our community park/pavilion. Todd grilled and we had regular party food for our friends. We have a huge playground area that was a hit with all the kids. Kara was super clingy so I pretty much held her the entire time- talk about an upper body workout!
People were too kind and spoiled Kara. We can’t thank them enough for coming and celebrating our
baby little girl with us! We got really lucky with Kara and I hope baby #2 is just as great. She still doesn’t say Mama (UGH!!!) but I know it’ll happen eventually. Morning’s are her best time and she is just so happy! Gosh I love her so much <3 And for a few more fun 1 year old/ family pictures:
And my favorite one:
Kara latest “thing” has been her giving us kisses. It is the sweetest thing ever and makes our hearts melt every time. This will definitely be a picture at her wedding!