- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
Good day ladies!
Considering how wonderful this community was through my pregnacy & birth I thought it was only appropriate to update you all now that it’s been a whole year since Penelope was born! I went back and read my labor thread yesterday just reminiscing the amazing experience her & I had and will be reading Penelope’s birthstory tonight after she goes down for bed… (yes I’m still over the moon proud of my unmedicated vbac)!
It really has been quite a year & I’m so excited about her party on Sunday along with this new season of toddlerhood!!!
On to the update:
Growth: Weighing a whopping 6.1 oz at birth at 41+5 weeks gestations (under the 3rd percentile) Penelope weighs just around 17 1/2 lbs! That’s triple her birth weight!!! She was 20 inches at birth (Dr. office has her at 18 in at her 1st appt) & we just had to upgrade her to a convertible carseat b/c she reached the 28 inches! She’s still petite but has gotten huge to us!
Milestones: Penelope can say ambiguously mama, dada, & bubba (what we call DS for her) and Mmmmmmm for milk. She’s standing on everything she can & I’m sure she’ll be cruising soon enough. She loves to “make mommy clap”, watch us cook, clean, & DS play with his legos, take a bath, and get into the cords of our electronics… despite us hiding them behind furniture & under things. O_o
Feeding: Despite Penelope being severely tongue-tied until she was 7 weeks old & being protein intolerant to dairy, soy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, & caffeine, I can proudly say we’ve made it 365 days breastfeeding and not looking to stop any time soon! She finally started eating solids at 9.5 month & is now such a good eater! She refuses to feed herself, but she’ll eat pretty much whatever I put in front of her!
Sleep: She has learned all. on. her. own. how to put herself to sleep AND has recently started sleeping through the night on most nights!! Whoop whoop Penelope! Every now & again she lets me rock her to sleep, which I am ever grateful for, but many times she fine on her own… I know I’ll miss when she doesn’t need my any more… (no sleep training & no CIO).
Now for some pics! Here’s Penelope today in her birthday dress… and then out of her birthday dress since she decided to try & eat leaves & barf all over herself. O_o
Overall, we’ve adjusted well & are finally back into our groove as a family… took some time with our feeding/tummy issues but we totally got through it! DH is a wonderful father, very helpful, and dotes over her just as a dad should and DS LOVES her and she just thinks the world of him. She can’t say yet but you can tell how she lights up & watches him!.. oh and climbs all over him all the time! lol! We love our men in the runsyellowlites house!
No decision on when the next lo when be on their way…
I know you were wondering. Tehe