Sunday, September 12, 2010


Holy cow.
12 months already?

I can not believe it has been 12 months since little miss came and graced our lives.  She is by far the sweetest, cutest, loviest thing ever. 
I'm pretty sure when I am at work I think about her once every 60 seconds.  No kidding.

In the last year ICH has brought a love to my heart I never thought was possible.  I could never love anything more.  It seems like just yesterday I was pregnant, just yesterday that she was born, went off to daycare, started cereal, crawled ...
She is the most perfect combination of Dyer and I.  Dyer's looks, his funny personality, and endearing stubbornness.  And she has my feet and love for chatting.  I've learned so much this year, not only about being a mom, but what I am capable of (ahh. remember.. #1, loving something soo stinkin much, and how much patience I really do have.)

In this last month Isabelle has been up to a lot:

uses her baby walker to get everywhere.  she like to stick her baby, sweet pea, in the holder on the front of it (as if it is a little stroller), but then just as quickly as she put her in there she likes to throw her out of it
claps when she hears, "bravo" (<-- her teachers taught her that!)
had her first ounce of whole milk and made the transition very well!  she does still nurse some.  i will secretly miss nursing her, but i will not secretly miss pumping every. single. day.  (although all that pumping did reap a little benefit, not only to little Isa but to little babies all over via the breast milk bank.  ask me if you're interested in donating.)
put more smiles on her mom and dad's face than you can shake a stick at
laughed, and laughed more than ever.  she loves for you to chase her, and then attack her!  (not in the scary attacking kind of way, you know the baby-playful-way.)
had grandpa Skeege visit x2.  visits from Lots of family
.. another ear infection, the left this time (ear infxn #5 or 6ish)
she is standing up from the sitting position, she did it a lot about 2 weekends ago, now she will just do it from time to time.  my good friend erin, a most wonderful and helpful fellow mama, mentioned that maybe isa feels that she has conquered that skill and doesn't need to show off, i would agree
visited with mr's little one, jkr.  he is a hunk!
stopped biting her friends at school
got her 12 month shots.  stats: 23 lbs 2 oz (75-90th), 29.5 inches (50-75th)
newbie to: smacking her lips, followed by ahh (think refreshing-drink-sound), waving bye-bye, saying "ni-ni" (night-night, which is what we call bed time), puts her arm in the air when we say "so big"
had her first birthday party
went to a birthday party
gets excited when she sees her friends in the morning at school
sleeps fairly consistently from 7-11pm,11-7am (she snacks at least once during her night, usually around 11pm)
takes 1-2 naps a day, ranging from 2-2:30 hours total
visited the arboretum
rode a dog
become very interested in playing with the iphone, she will run her finger around the front of it, just like her mama, no lie!
taken her diaper off
sitting forwards in her car seat
continues to eat about the same.  no big advancements.  she does this funny stevie wonder move if you continue to offer her food when she is full, hilarious.
she will take her first plane ride!  just isa + me.  should be interesting :)
.. a million other things that melt my heart.


Chris.Erin.Grace said...

So much to say but I'll leave it at she is the most wonderful, beautiful, lovely gift and the Shuley's are super happy that she is a part of our world...especially Grace and her soon to be little brother. Its crazy how much they can accomplish in just one short year! Plane ride??? You both will do grrreat! Fill me in when you get a chance via e-mail, text or VM since thats how we communicate :).

The Kaufmans said...

So sweet!! She is absolutely precious, and is doing so many fun new things :) We sure have loved being a part of Isabelle's first 12 months, and look so forward to the ones ahead! And I'm so with you...can they please slow down just a bit?!