Thursday, November 10, 2011

One Year Older and Wiser Too!

Before I blog about Maui and Halloween I wanted to talk about Matea turning one. Our itty bitty girl turned one this past week and I can't help but reflect on how far she's come! From an emergency c-section, a 2 month stay in the NICU, to coming home on a feeding tube, Matea has had some big obstacles to overcome.

Born at 3lbs is now 14lbs 10oz. She can say mama, dada, baba, and make all sorts of cute noises. She is crawling all over the house and follows you where ever you go. She can pull herself up on almost anything and can walk while pushing something. Her Physical therapist says Matea is doing awesome and has got up to her real age in gross mototr skills and her fine motor skills are above. Her speech language therapist is impressed with how Matea is progressing. She still is a slow eater and picky but at least she eats some things and we've been able to avoid a Gtube

She is such a happy social baby. She only really cries when she's hungry,tired,or needs her diaper changed. She smiles at everyone and gets sad if people don't smile back. She just figured out dancing and can do a wicked shimmy :) I know I'm forgetting a lot but I don't want to bore everyone so I'll just say we love this little munchkin!

First time seeing my baby

Above- Matea's hand in her dads at a few days old
Below- Matea's hand at a year

Since we were in Maui over her birthday we just had a small party with family when we got back

With some of her presents

She thought the cake was pretty awesome

And here's a video of Matea eating her cake. She first got an ice cream bar that she liked to play with but was too cold for her mouth. She then got a pudding cake.


Karen said...

Happy birthday beautiful Matea!
She is such a sweetheart-- she has gotten so big!!
Oh how we love her!

Lance and Melissa said...

Wow, I can't believe that you had her a year ago already! She is such a pretty girl, and in your pictures you can tell she is such a sweetheart too. Happy Birthday Matea!