Wednesday, October 10, 2018

ansley mary, twelve months!


oh hi!!! anyone out there? no? okay, cool. oh how i've missed this space of mine and getting to look back on the years and years of happy mems!! i kind of neglected it for a little (or six months) but i've been busy raising a human!!! the very best human. so moving right along.

our baby is one! i don't know how we got here so fast. and there are so many bits of ansie at this age that i want to freeze for one day when she's like ugh, mother!!  

ansley at twelve months: 

her eyes remain blue. our blue eyed baby. i did not see that coming. i thought surely they would change. but weeks turned into months and well, here we are and the eyes? blue! the prettiest blue my goodness. i love that she gets her blue eyes from her great grandmothers (austin's dad's mom and my dad's mom!) she also has two little dimples (austin's mom had two, my mommy has two, and i have one = dimple club, accepting candidates)  

i see baby me in her face so much these days. 

she is so busy and so curious. she's not walking just yet. but will crawl with her legs directly out at times and will stand for moments. throwing her hands in the air and squealing at times because she knows the WOOOO ansley!!! praises are coming. we make a point of it. 1. because i'm proud and 2. because it helps her feel more confident (flexing muscle emoji, where you at???)

when she's up to no good and called out by her lame parents (hi!) she puts her pointer finger to her mouth like ohhhh, this is awkward. was i not supposed to touch this glass pitcher you have at eye level on display right in front of me???? (not the worst argument, note to self move glass pitcher)

she mimics so much of what we do and its amazing to see. she is such a sponge. i would scowl at her and then laugh  because she would giggle and then one day she started doing it back at me. it is the best.

she is still nursing and i think if you told postpartum me of a one week old newborn i wouldn't believe it. oh  nursing!! it was so painful for me in the beginning. so many TEARS!  but i am so so so so thankful that my mom told me to just give it another week and see how it felt. and with each day it got easier until one day the pain was just gone. it has been the best experience i love getting to snuggle my girl

running errands are a bit harder these days. pre-baby me could get so much STUFF done in a one hour lunch break. ha. it was kind of ridiculous. so i may have lost my "super errand girl" title (that i just gave myself) but i gained the best little sidekick.  lately she no longer likes to sit in the  buggy which is just plain annoying! sure i can strap her in, but she is a magician and will try her hardest to get out. so if you see us she will probably be sitting in the basket or strapped to me in the ergo carrier.  

speaking of the ergo!! she loves to be worn. and i love it so much. my back doesn't love it for long periods of time  now that shes getting heavier which is sad because i love having her close to me. 

speaking of closeness!! ;) she especially likes to be close to me lately because dun dun dun teething. she is a slow teeth sprouter. only had three for a long long time. but the fourth is making its way and that has kind of thrown her for a loop. more needy (hate writing that because duh, she's a baby. baby's are needy. but its more in a I NEED MY MOMMY ASAP way lately)

she loves animals. real or stuffed, she doesn't discriminate. and she loves to give them kisses. she attempts to pet charlie (pet=grab hair) but he then always gets up and moves far away from her. so its really a one sided relationship at this time. 

she gives the best hugs!!! its the best feeling!

she loves the song "summer on you" so i guess i had a alexa play that a bit too many times this summer. but its so happy and summery!!!

she loves to sort STUFF. whether its clothes, austin's socks, mail, etc etc. baby toys are cool and all but have you ever played with water bottles and remotes??? fascinating. also, i apologize if you come over to our house and the remotes don't work. so many batteries have been taken out so that she wont change the channel :)

bath time is her favorite. her daddy is usually the one in charge of this! (amen!! thanks APH!) i usually hear a lot of happy squeals so i think we are all good with this 

our baby girl is so funny. expressive. curious. beautiful. i can't believe she was the wiggly baby in my belly. i will forever thank God for blessing us with the her. she is the greatest gift. we are so undeserving. i don't know why we get to be her parents, but I AM SO HAPPY WE DO. its not always rainbows and sunshine and happy giggles. HA no not at all. but of course its always, always, worth it. we are so in love with you, ansley mary hyatt! as long as i'm living, my baby you'll be, happy first birthday!!!