I'm surprised too.
So, in planning Claire's 1st birthday party, I turned to Pinterest and searched for "birthday 1 year old". And do you know, articles popped up like "The Ultimate List of Gifts for Your 1 Year Old!!!!!!!!
and "What every one year old little girl is dying to get for her first birthday!!!!"
First of all, my 1 year old doesn't even understand the concept of "getting" unless it's "get that puff in my mouth". So, I guess add puffs to the top of her "ULTIMATE BEST EVER BIRTHDAY LIST".
Also add cat hair because she LOVES that stuff. Actually, that shouldn't go on the list because we are stocked up. So, scratch the cat hair, but leave in things like empty boxes and my phone. Also strangers dirty car keys (whattup, dude in the grocery store! Thanks SO MUCH for handing my infant your filthy keys. You know what babies like. You should write Pinterest articles!)
Sidenote: do you know how many presents were on that "ULTIMATE EXTREME TO THE MAXXXX BEST BIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR A 1 YEAR OLD EVER IN THE HISTORY OF BIRTHDAYS!!!!!!" list? 26. Twenty flipping six. Um, for Christmas, we got Claire 1 toy and a stuffed reindeer. The toy was a xylophone in a stand that you drop balls through to hit the keys. She chews on the wooden balls, ignores the rest of it. For Easter, we got her a headband with bunny ears on it from the Target Dollar Spot. Her birthday party is in a few days and I have no idea what I'll get her. Good thing she doesn't care and has no idea what's happening! :)
How old is Claire?: 1. As in, 1 YEAR OLD. 52 weeks. I have no words for this except how?? and when? And where did that teensy baby go???
|Prunes were a bad choice|
How Claire is sleeping: Pretty well. Daylight savings time meant we got to bump her bedtime from 5:30 pm to more like 6:30 pm, which actually makes a huge difference. Now we can make it home from work and actually DO something as a family instead of just get ready for bed. She still sleeps through the night, although there have been a lot of 5:30 wake up calls lately.
|Up and ready for action|
How much weight I've lost: Guys. GUYS. I have good news and bad news. The good news is I am back to my pre-baby weight!! The bad news is, everything seems to have shifted around and most of my old clothes still don't fit. WHAT THE HECK. This is so confusing to me because I feel like if my waist got bigger, yet I still weigh the same amount, something had to have shrunk, right? But I can't figure out what that is. Maybe my earlobes? My pinky fingers? Ooh, or maybe pregnancy made me taller? Is that a thing? Either way, I'm still "dieting" (I put that in quotation marks because my version of "dieting" is not eating the entire pizza - just half. BOOM, DIETED.)
|Still a daddy's girl!|
|"I like big butts and I cannot lie"|