….and just like that I have a one year old. I can’t even begin to describe how quickly Giada’s first year of life flew by. Maybe it’s because we juggled two under two at first and those first few months were a whirlwind in itself, but for real this week she woke up as a one year old! It’s almost as if she knew she turned 1, because she is acting SO independent lately.
I don’t even know how an entire year has possibly gone by. I can still remember June 5, 2013 like it was yesterday. I honestly don’t think I slept at all the night before. I kept going in her room, touching her clothes, adding more hair bows & clothes to my hospital bag, all the time wondering if I REALLY was having a baby girl. I just couldn’t believe it until I met her.
Giada has truly completeted our family in ways I never knew possible. She’s been so easy going, good natured, and laid back that it made it pretty easy transitioning from 1 to 2 kids.
A few fun facts about Giada’s first year of life:
– She started sleeping all night in her crib at 7 weeks. This was huge for us as since Ari didn’t go into his crib until close to 8 months and boy was that a rough transition.
– Since I probably took 5,628,565 pictures of her one of her first words was “cheeeeeese”. For real, it’s the cutest thing ever hearing her say it.
-Giada just ADORES her brother. If there was ever a case for why you should give your child a sibling, its these two. Watching their relationship evolve this year has probably been the most rewarding part of 2 under 2 for me.
-She was hospitalized at 3 months old for an unexplained fever. Not only did they run a million tests on her, but we also stayed at the hospital for 2 nights. Little lady was hooked up to an IV, several monitors, and needed her vitals checked every hour, but handled it better than I did. Little lady was a trooper.
– Mommy has a shopping problem so Giada’s shoe collection can probably top a family of four’s! Whenever I don’t see her for a few minutes I check her room and most often she’s sitting inside her closet playing with her shoes. I think it’s a sign. We have a mini Carrie Bradshaw on our hands.
-Although Giada was born an ounce shy of 9lbs (8lbs/15oz) AND can put away more pizza than her big bro, she still hasn’t broke 20 lbs yet! I don’t know where she puts it all!?!?
Yes she is my real life doll and I cannot believe how lucky I am to have her. Thanks to Kathy Davies Photography for the amazing pictures of our princess.