As some of you know, our daughter, Demi turned ONE on the 14th of January and we had a mini party for her. It turned out not to be quite a mini party eventually lol but it was amazing! We had so many of our family and friends come to celebrate with her, nothing beats having amazing friends taking time out of their day to celebrate with your one year old. Especially with the weather, it was icy cold and wet and yucky, i was initially worried that it will be a flop and many people would not turn up but shockingly they did!
I had initially not intended to do a theme but my big head bestie asked me so many times i gave in and went looking round for cinderella themes. I never knew one year old birthday shopping could drive me nuts, i was in the store for over 2 hours picking and dropping stuff.
Cake by @chopsbyrera
This cake was heavenly, ask the guests lol
My mini me is such a diva! i had a smash cake all planned out with pictures in my head and all of that but guess what? Epicfail, i dipped her hands and feet in the cake to give her an idea of what to do and she started pulling my clothes and hair to escape from it. She refused to touch it, fair enough even at daycare i was told she hates getting her hands and feet inside the paint lollll
A frame of her monthly pictures since birth. we got all except her 11th month due to her not feeling well that whole week so i took a random shot of her. I am thinking of going on till 24months, has anyone gone that long? Its definitely going to be harder since she is fully mobile now.
I really cannot believe where all this time has gone. It seems just like yesterday that she was born and now she is one. She is no longer a baby, now a toddler yikes!!!!
I found this time capsule idea on Pinterest and loved it, basically guests write notes for Demi which she would then open on her 18th birthday (2034)
Some stats so far
My baby now weighs about 21pounds yayyyy, we are growing and growing. She has 2 bottom teeth, they refused to come out since i was beginning to wonder why lol.
She is pacifier free since about 10months. We went cold turkey on it, i had planned to put some lemon or something bitter but that didn’t work out quite well so we had to go cold turkey. She was too attached to it and i really didn’t want her using it anymore.
Demi eats so well, i make her solid meals myself, check out my post on why i chose homemade baby food. She loves her homemade meals. She however would not eat much of non-pureed meals. Like at daycare, they try to feed her diced or cut up food but she tends to refuse them. Slowly but surely, we would get there. She also loves her boobie time lol. I plan to breastfeed to hopefully 18months. i had planned for a year but i really enjoy our cuddle times and thus decided to go longer. Plus there are so many health benefits of it and she loves it too. Its the medicine of life!
She sleeps in her own room now yayyy. We had a phase of having to rock her to sleep every time she woke up but we are past that now. Although she still wakes up once to eat and then around 5am, at this time i just move her back to bed with us so i can get my last hour of sleep before waking up to get us ready. For some reason when she is home with us, she hardly sleeps, its like she doesn’t want to miss a second of hanging out with us.
She moves around quite well and is fast too. We had to baby proof the kitchen and several other places. she loves to get into the cabinets and play with the pots, plastics, serving utensils and all that. If you try arranging them back while she is looking, she would run back and scatter them again. I call her the kitchen police, cause when i open the fridge, she comes and tries to close it lol. She prefers her pots, pans, paper, boxes, and remote controls and would rather play with those than with any toys we get for her. She loves to dance, although mom and dad can’t dance so i hope she doesn’t pick our dance skills.
I may have to send her to dance school to avoid that. She is super hyper and restless like me haha. She loves to give me forceful kisses. I call them forceful because she pulls my head to give me the kiss, then turns my head sideways to give pecks
I really cannot believe that we were able to keep a tiny human alive for one year!!! I am so thankful because without God it wont even be possible. He has always been there for us from the very beginning and being our rock, sending awesome family and friends our way. I look forward to many more years of Demi growing into the woman that God has created her to be!
Anyway, happy reading!!