Sunday, April 27, 2014

Month 12

Dearest Brynn,

It seems like just yesterday you came into my life and changed it ways I never dreamed possible.  I still remember it like it was yesterday, Friday, April 26th 2013.  It was a sunny and beautiful day.  I had barely slept a filled with excitement and anticipation.  Family was in town and everyone was so anxious to meet your beautiful little self.
The second I heard your cry was I was flooded with happiness and overwhelmed with the sense that I was a mom.  You had my heart in that very moment.  & I loved you instantly with every ounce of my being.  A love I never dreamed possible.  A love that is greater than any feeling in this whole world.
The following weeks are a blur...thats what happens when you are sleep deprived.  They were spent with lots of cuddles and lots of learning just how to be a parent, really.  Learning how to change diapers, swaddle, breast feed, bathe you...learning your cries and what you wanted & how to survive on mere hours of sleep.  But mostly those days were filled with complete and overwhelming love, grace & thankfulness.  Our hearts were full.
This has surely been the hardest year of my life, but undoubtedly it has been the most amazing and fulfilling year of my life.  Rewarding in ways that make my heart want to explode.  Making me feel loved, adored & accomplished.  Daddy & I decided that it was best for me to stay home with you instead of going back to work & it was the best decision we have ever made.  It has not been easy and we have definitely sacrificed in so many ways to make it possible. But, every day that I am able to wake up to your smiling face, rock you to sleep, cuddle, play til' bedtime makes me realize that this is what it is all about.  I treasure all these moments & thank God daily because we are certainly blessed.
You have changed me in the best ways. Showing me everyday what is really important in life.  Showing me the joy & simplicity in life. Living life through your eyes and your joy has made me realize material things are not what matter in this life, family & love can bring you all the happiness you could ever dream of.
You have a family that loves you so so much.  There isn't a thing in the world they would not do for you baby girl.  It is the best thing in the world to see the people I love, the people that raised me, have so much love for you.  I can't wait to watch your relationship with all of them continue to grow.
This first year has been unbeliveable.  We have experienced so much.  Your first time at the pool, road trip, beach, pumpkin patch, swinging, teething, first foods...holidays & the list goes on & on.  
I wont lie that I have been a sobbering & blubbering mess over the thought of you embarking on toddlerhood & leaving behind the days of infancy, however I know there is so much more to come.  God has blessed you with so much personality, talents & gifts.  I cannot wait to watch your life unfold & see all the greatness that he has in store for you.

You are our world Brynn Caroline.
& you most certainly will ALWAYS be my baby.

We love you to the moon & back.
Mommy & Daddy.

The Baby Stats

Sleep: bed at 7 up between 8 and 9. sometime as late as 9:45.  two naps a day. 10:30 and 3. first one is two hours second one is an hour.
Birth: 8lbs 9oz
1 month: 9lbs 4oz (50th percentile)
2 months: 11lbs (75th percentile)
3 months: 12.15 (75th percentile)
4 months: 14.6 (between the 50th and 75th percentile)
5 months: 16 lbs (home measurements)
6 months.: 16.5 lbs (50th percentile)
7 months: 18 (home measurements)
8 months: 18. (home measurements)
9 months: 18.4 (50th percentile)
10 months: home measurements
11 months: 22?? home measurements
12 months: still waiting on doc appt.  We are thinking 22.

Length:  Birth:19 inches
1 month: 21 3/4  (75th percentile)
2 months: 23 (50th percentile)
3 months: 24 inches (75th percentile)
4 months: 24 3/4 (between 50th and 75th percentile)
5 months: 26 inches (home measurements)
6 months: 26 1/4 (75th percentile)
7 months: (home measurements)
8 months:(home measurements)
9 months: 27 3/4 (50th percentile)
10 months: home measurements
11 months: home measurements (keep getting 27 which can't be right because I really doubt you shrank! so We will wait for our one year check up)
12 months: 30 inches

Diaper size:  size 4

Clothes size: 12-18

Hair color:  Light brown. 

Eye color: At birth: deep royal blue
1 month: blue-ish grey
2 months: grey/blue.  sometimes more grey...sometimes more blue
3 months: grey/blue...some flecks of green...some flecks of brown.
4 months: bluish green.  still light.
5 months: blue/green/ tad of brown.
6 months: green
7 months: hazel
8 months: hazel
9 months: hazel
10 months: hazel.  Think its here to stay.
11 months: hazel
12 months: hazel...more brown than green.

Firsts: playing in the sprinkler, Easter, egg hunt, cake smash, birthday.

Milestones: one whole year old!

Favorite toy: little farm you got for your birthday yesterday.

Favorite thing to do:  Go for walks, eat eat and eat!

Not so favorite:  diaper changes, getting dressed, getting your hair washed.

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