Sunday, May 26, 2013

Norah the One-Year-Old

Welp, she's officially 1 now.

We had a little BBQ party the day before her birthday with some friends at Grandma and Papa Nelson's house (our grill-less, two-bedroom apartment is hardly ideal for a gathering of more than three). We didn't have the camera out for most of the party, but we did catch the important part - cupcake time.

Norah wasted no time getting into the cupcake. She loved it. There was no epic cake smashing - you can only do so much damage with a cupcake.

Of course, she had a glare to spare for her delicious cupcake.

About as messy as it got.

We didn't get a very good family shot. Norah was getting pretty cranky by the end. Too close to her bedtime.

On her actual birthday, Norah got to open some fun presents. Turns out, birthdays are pretty cool.

Again with the glare.

Every little girl needs a baby doll.

And every good mommy drinks her baby's bottle. Right?

She loves her new stroller. I'm hoping this is the key to finally getting her walking.

So, now Norah is 1. "What's she up to these days?" you might ask. Well, let's see.

She's not quite walking yet. She can balance for a little while and can balance her way back down to the ground. She has also started standing up on her own without holding on to anything. She sneaks in a step every once in a while, but not enough to qualify as walking.

She does pretty well with table foods now. We're just finishing up the last of the pureed food we have. Her current favorite foods include carrots, cottage cheese, and vanilla wafers. She is basically done with formula - again, we're just finishing up what we have. I was nervous about the transition to milk and getting her to use a sippy cup, but she has that all figured out and absolutely loves her milk.

She's about the same as always on the growth charts. At her 12-month checkup, she was 30 inches long (90th percentile), had an 18 inch head circumference (75th percentile), and weighed 18 pounds, 7.5 ounces (25th percentile). Long and skinny, like always.

We recently transitioned to one nap a day, and she's doing pretty well with it, most days. But some days she wakes up around 5:30 in the morning, like today, and things get a little grumpy.

We love this little girl more than we ever knew we could. And now I will close this post with even more pictures of her!

She loves to sit and play the piano with Grandma Nelson.

Love this little girl.


  1. OH my gosh!! These pictures killed me! She is so stinkin cute! I love the piano picture so much and I also love her warrior poses!

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    1. Ha ha. Her warrior pose is how she balances herself back to the ground. I think she's afraid of falling, so she's not going to walk until she's sure she can do it. Isn't she too young to be afraid of failure?

  3. I wish we lived closer!!!!!!!! Anilee and Norah would be best friends. They love the same things, haha. Anilee's also always been in the 90th for height and 30th ish for weight...long skinny girls! I miss you, Shuh-RAH! You guys all look great and Norah just keeps getting more adorable. :)

    1. That's crazy how similar these two are! And I have never met her! Miss you, too, Reanne!