It's hard to believe that Savi has been with us for an entire year! I know all parents say this but it seriously went by so fast. I don't blog often because my computer is painfully slow because it's old and creaky but I had to celebrate my sweet Savannah's first year. So here we go
June 10, 2011
Like most women who have been pregnant the full 40 months (weeks...whatever) I was ready to NOT be pregnant anymore. After what felt like 20 hours of labor but was actually only 17 this little red screaming thing was born! At 8 pounds 6 ounces she was dubbed "chunkers" by the nurses. She was perfectly happy to sleep all day and didn't enjoy her routine being disrupted but she took it all in stride.
Bows have never lasted long on this child's head. In fact if you see a picture of her with a bow, it was taken quickly and usually with a helper holding her hands down long enough for me to capture the moment before she ripped the offending head piece off and went on her merry way.
A few days (not weeks) later she was finally on the move...and so was I! She discovered the toy room and spent many a happy hour exploring all she could get her hands on.
Buttons that light up and
Jewelry that rattles
Fighting in the "hold me" battles
Wires and hair bands, just any old string
These are a few of Sav's favorite things!
An unlocked cell phone and
Someone to say "hi" to
Gnawing and drooling on
just any old shoe
Mom's make-up and dancing when Sadiebug sings
These are a few of Sav's favorite things.
Stealing the remote when
Daddy's not looking
Hugging on Mom's leg
while she's busy cooking
Yelling in public and causing a scene
These are a few of Sav's favorite things...
Saying bye bye
when bottles run dry
this makes Savi mad!
But if you distract her with one of these things...
then she won't feel so bad!!!
So there you have it!
I jokingly call her my Sour Patch kid because she can be a little booger by stealing toys and doing what she's not supposed to do with a smile (like unplugging the ancient computer which means i will have to spend 30 minutes trying to turn it back on) but she can also be so sweet and cuddle with you and talk in this sing song voice and giggle.
All in all...it's been an unforgettable year and I don't know what we would do without our Sour Patch Savi! She has taught us that the heart will expand to let you love as many children as God gives you unconditionally, she has taught us patience, perseverance, and most importantly...that you can have your cake and if your sneaky enough...eat Sadie's too!