Thursday, March 31, 2011

Her First Year In Reflection

March 31st 2011
Daisy is 1 year old today!

What a year this has a been! Being that Daisy is my first child not only are her firsts a first for her, they are a first for me and there is something incredibly magical about that! I have absolutely LOVED being a momma. It has stretched me in ways that I never could have imagined and I know this is only the beginning. I never knew I could love a little person so much. I wish I could protect her from ever getting hurt in any way. I want to give her everything but, then again I want her to learn to appreciate things and not take things for granted. As I type this Daisy is hanging on my leg and crying meme (momma) for me to pick her up. These are tiring moments but, as I look down at my daughter clinging to my leg I often see a picture of my Heavenly Father and how I often cling to His leg. "Pick me up Lord, this is too hard. Pick me up Lord I am tired, weary, overwhelmed, angry, hurt, happy, thankful. Pick me up Lord because all I want is to be near you!" The Lord doesn't brush me away and rush off to do something for Himself. He doesn't yell at me or ignore me. He is ALWAYS there for me even when I certainly deserve a scolding. He is Love. He is faithful. So, I look down at the child God has entrusted into my care and I take a deep breath in and out and say, "Be patient. Be loving. Be to her what the Lord is too you for she is a gift and this time with her is fleeting. Learning to care less about messes, how I am dressed as I head out and keeping my personal activities to a minimum isn't always easy but, I will NEVER regret the extra time and love I am investing into my child. I have quickly learned that being a mother is hardly ever easy but, my attitude determines my outlook. I pray that the Lord continues to give me an attitude of joy and contentment so that I can soak it up I don't want to miss a thing!!!

Has attempted to walk a little everyday but, only a few steps at a time
She is taking the slow and cautious approach to walking evidently
Is a picky eater. Bummer. Spits a lot of things out unless they are sweet!
Takes two naps a day usually about an hour long each
Sleeps through the night 7:30-6:40 (THANK YOU JESUS!!!)
Wants to be held ALL the time
Has 12 teeth (3 are molars) and is miserable
Wears 12 month pants and 18 month shirts
Wears size 4 diapers (finally)
Is still nursed 4 times a day but, this will not continue much longer
Says Meme (for momma), Dah (for dada), Hiiii, Bye bye, num nums (food), uh (uhoh)
Understands a lot more than she can say: where's my belly (she lifts up our shirts and grabs our belly buttons), snack, doggie, I love you, kisses, night night, no, I'm going to get you
She has an awesome "fake" laugh
Does not like me to leave her ever. Separation anxiety will probably be an issue for a while
Drinks out of her sippy cup now but, doesn't know how to tip it and drink
Sleeps with music on always
Loves her pacifier (poppy) and I'm not planning on taking it away any time soon
Loves her blankie and has to rub the satin edge between her fingers
IS obsessed with Daddy
loves to give kisses
Does great on short drives as long as we give her lots of toys to play with
Claps all the time and loves to wave hi and bye bye (Even if she sees a wave on cute)
Still loves watching Wiggles every morning. It's her favorite.
Is UH-Mazing. Words cannot describe how awesome it is to be Daisy's Momma

Don't forget to come back Friday and link up to Momma in Focus!! This week's prompt word is Outdoors. IF it is cold or rainy where you live feel free to link up with whatever you captured. Prompts are always suggestions but, the main thing is that you try and take a picture with your kiddos each week! That's all that matters. See you Friday!



  1. what a neat journey of pics :) she really has that cupcake under control! happy 1st to ur sweet gal * *

  2. Loved getting to know Daisy!
    she seems awesome!! and super cute at that!

  3. What a blessing!!! You have such a beautiful family!!

  4. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW and you had to be the cutest pregnant lady ever.

  5. I agree with Ashley, I love that picture of you and him. YOu are one hot Momma! And then seriously I thought I could smell that baby smell fresh out of the womb when I saw those pictures. I love that smell, I love that fresh skin....I am lickin' my chops right now...I love your reflecting and so glad we got to be in on it, it started my morning off thinking I want another one~ha!!!

  6. Casey, it's been sooo fun to watch Daisy grow! And it's been fun watching you grow as a mom! You are indeed an awesome loving mama! Keep up the great work! Happy Birthday to that gorgeous little angel!

  7. Absolutely precious! I love this recap!

  8. Too Sweeet! She is just adorable :)

  9. beautiful photos. time goes by so fast. you little angel is precious.

  10. Beautiful! She is too cute! Isn't it amazing how FAST is goes???

  11. Oooh this is such a gorgeous post!! I love it. She will love being able to look back on this :)

  12. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the pictures!! You look so cute pregnant!!

    Children our beautiful blessing from God!!

  13. This is so sweet! I wish I knew what I was doing with my camera when my kids were babies. I wish I had great pictures like these.

  14. So cute!! Happy birthday Daisy!!! Love how she eats the cupcake! Priceless!!

  15. Ohhh what a cutie!!! happy birthday!

  16. Goodness... So cute, Casey! She is an absolute doll. Happy birthday to your little angel!

  17. She is so cute! Love her hair bows and everything. :) Darling.

  18. Happy Birthday Daisy!!! I just can't believe she is already 1!!!! were so tiny pregnant....just a cute little basketball looked like you were in regular jeans!!!

  19. Happy birthday, Daisy! I hope to one day get to meet you in person! :D

  20. Happy 1st Birthday Daisy and Happy one year parenting for mom & dad! :)

  21. Happy birthday Daisy! This post is beautiful! Precious photos! Just fantastic! Have a good day!

    Mama Hen

  22. I wanted to comment about the beautiful pictures in the Friday post, but it did not give me the option to comment. The photos were gorgeous! Great memories and moments. Have a good weekend!

    Mama Hen

  23. Such a lovely collection. Thanks for visiting - I am using my 365 blog more at the moment if you want to stop by that :-)

  24. Happy Birthday, Daisy! She's so precious!

  25. Oh goodness, I got a little emotional seeing these pictures! Wow...what a wonderful look back. Absolutely precious! And I love the shots of you and Daisy in your most recent post. Those are going to be priceless one day. On our trip to FL, I was in 2 pictures total. TWO! I really need to be better about getting in front of the camera.

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my FL pics! Are we the only ones blogging on a Friday night? LOL! Have a great weekend! XO

  26. I love these photos. So cute! Happy Birthday to your sweet Daisy. Can't wait to see you all again soon!

  27. Thank you for sharing. Love the prego picture. Brings back memories. Happy Birthday sweet Daisy!!!

  28. My goodness gracious! She is so precious! I loved looking through all those photos. She's got the most beautiful brown eyes.

    Happy Birthday to your sweet little angel. She is so blessed to have you as her mommy!


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