Holidays. And Birthdays. And Transitions. Oh My. - Baby Steps in High Heels

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holidays. And Birthdays. And Transitions. Oh My.

In addition to the Thanksgiving holidays, I also took two days off of work over the last week. So, you can imagine that I’m a little overwhelmed with all of the catching up that needs to be done … including blogging!

Wow, it’s hard to believe that it’s only been about a week, because soooo many things have happened.

Thanksgiving. Just your typical Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. But, Baby did get her first taste of a ‘real’ meal. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls. The whole nine yards. And she loved every bite!

We celebrated her first birthday on Saturday. I cannot believe my baby is one. For the record, I asked her if she would be mama’s baby forever. She replied with an emphatic, “Yeah.” So I’m considering that a legally binding verbal contract.

The party was a smashing success … except that Baby didn’t smash the cake. I’ve never seen a child less excited about digging her hands right into something sweet and tasty, but I suppose that’s the product of Husband’s cleanliness and my lack of a sweet tooth.

Monday was a big day for Baby. The first day at the new day care. Hallelujah! Of course, I still have some concerns. I think any mom would when leaving their child in the care of others. However, I really do like the people who work at this new place. It’s also much, much closer to home. We have actually found ourselves with lots of extra time in the morning, which lends itself to extra playing and cuddling with Baby … something that is nice for any parent, but I think especially great for working parents who don’t get to see their kiddos most of the day. I’m really enjoying this aspect of the new day care!

We also had the 12-month check up at the pediatrician on Monday. She weighed in at 18 pounds 11 ounces and was 29 ½ inches tall. Yes, we’re calling it ‘tall’ instead of ‘long’ now … my baby is growing up! Four immunizations later (which she handled like a pro), we were finally through with our week-long barrage of events, appointments, and not-on-any-kind-of-schedule activities.

Now that we’re back on track … er, well, never mind. Ever since the ear tubes, Baby has been up before 6 am every day. Actually, we are starting to get back on track. She’s woken up progressively later each day (4:35, 5:09, 5:30 and so on).

Hopefully we’ll settle back into some sort of routine. You know, just in time for the Christmas holidays to change it all up again. Of course, Baby handles all the changes pretty well. It’s her sleep deprived parents who are struggling.


  1. Happy late birthday Baby! :) How fun to celebrate their first year! :)

    Have a great day! I have a lot of blog catching up to do too...reading and writing! :)

  2. Adorable.

    She looks like a very happy girl. Glad she appears to be feeling much better.

    Can't wait to hear how things go with the new daycare. Unfortunately, I think you may have to wait till January for a schedule (Let me point out, I may be completely wrong, and am hoping so). With a new daycare, new health, and new (to her)holidays schedules, it might hold you back a bit. I know you will love every bit of it though. Especially if you have convinced her to stay young enough to keep you sleep deprived for the rest of your life :D

  3. Oh Gosh! She is so sticking adorable! It sounds like you have had a perfect week {minus the lack of sleep} and I would hold baby to her "Yeah" too! ;-)

  4. She is so cute! Happy Birthday to her!

    Hope the new daycare works out. How nice to have extra time in the mornings!