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    7/25/2008

    Katie is 10 and a half months old and she finally started crawling. She crawled about 3 feet yesterday and has been crawling around some today. She crawled to Charlie's toys, she loves to play with his toys. What a silly girl. I am so proud of her, she is getting so big. She is also saying bye bye now.
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    7-29-2008

    So only after a few days of crawling and Katie is a pro. She is crawling everywhere and into everything. We also bought her this Nursery Rhyums CD and she dances to the music. If I stand her up and she holds on to the table she dances. It has to be the cutest thing ever. I just can't believe how fast she is growing. She seems to really be doing a lot of new stuff this month, its so exciting.
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    8-5-2008

    Katie is 10 months, 3 weeks and 3 days old and her first top tooth popped through. Its the one on the left. She wasn't really even that crabby with it. She is really crawling well now and is everywhere. So we also lowered Katie's crib mattress. She wasn't pulling up on it yet but she has started pulling up on other things so we figured it was time. Today she pulled herself up to standing on the couch and then she was trying to climb on the couch. I got some cute video of her trying. She has just exploded with doing new things in her 10th month.

    I have also started planning her birthday party. We are going to have a cookout over at Mimi's house. I am really excited but still very bittersweet about her turning one. I can't seem to wrap my head around it.
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    8/11/2008

    Tomorrow Katie will be 11 months old. Another top tooth came through, the one on the left beside the one in the front. I can see that the right top tooth will be here anytime too. She has also learned to say uh oo.
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    8/26/2008

    Katie is now 11 and a half months old. We are having her first birthday party on Sept. 14th. I am excited about it. I think I am already going to have more people there than I orginally thought. Katie just cracks me up all the time. She is waving hello now and a few days ago she started standing up in her crib. She is becoming a super fast crawler and getting into everything. She is pulling herself up on a lot of stuff now, she tries her best to climb on the futon we have upstairs. She loves Charlie and just laughs and laughs at him.
    Erin

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    8/28/2008

    Katie is pulling up on everything now. She also loves playing with the Little People toys. She likes to put smaller stuff inside of bigger stuff. She also likes to play with these plastic balls we got her. So for the last week or so she has been taking just one nap around one in the afternoon. She is doing pretty well with it. I jsut can not get over how much she has grown and changed in this first year. Its so exciting to watch her explore and learn new things.
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    9/7/2008

    Katie's top right tooth popped through yesterday. She ran a little bit of a fever with it. She acts like she is fine though. I can not believe she will be one on Friday.
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    9/13/2008

    Well yesterday was Katie's first birthday. I can't believe a whole year has went by since she came into our lives. What a year it has been.

    We had the most perfect natural drug free birth and she took right to breastfeeding. We are still going strong and for that I am so thankful. I love nursing her and am so happy that it worked out so well for us. I am very proud of myself for keeping it up, its very hard work.

    With every month of Katie's life came new and exciting things. Rolling over, sitting up and crawling are just many of the things she has mastered over this year. She is such a talker too, saying mama, dada, bye bye, cracker and hi. She loves to wave and smile at everyone she meets. She does have some attitude but she means well and is such a sweet baby girl. She loves to suck her thumb when she is tired and goes to sleep each night with ease. She now has 5 teeth and eats good.

    This year has went by in a flash and it makes me a little sad to know I can't cradle her the way I did when she was a newborn but I am filled with excitement with all the new things she will learn in the years to come. I will fondly remember the days when she was so little and would just look up at me and smile.

    She is such a daddy's girl and he just adores her. I love to she them together, it just melts my heart. I love when she gives us hugs and kisses now. Its the best thing ever. Mostly I am proud of the parents that Fred and I have become. It kinda feels like Katie has always been apart of our lives, we have adapted well to having a child. She has just fit perfectly into our life. I thank God picked out the perfect child for us to have. I am so thankful that she is happy and healthy.

    Katie has taught us so much about love and patience. I just feel lucky to be a part of her life. I want so much for her. I want her to be independent and successful in whatever she wants to do. I want her to get an education and grow up knowing how much her parents love her. I want her to be confident and most of all I want her to be happy. I want her to have a great life and I just hope that Fred and I are giving her a good start. I want her to one day feel the love for her child that I have for her.

    I just love her so much. Its a love I don't think I understood until I had her. A mother's love for her child is like no other. Its a special love and I am so happy to have her as my daughter. My baby is one year old.
    Erin

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    9/15/2008

    Yesterday was Kaite's birthday party. It was lots of fun. She gots lots of good toys and clothes. We ate and then had cupcakes. Katie didn't make nearly the mess that I thought she would. Just her hands and her face. I think she really liked the cupcake. She got this push car from my dad and she loves it. She wasn't really into opening the presents so I opened most of them. After the party she fell asleep in moms lap. She was tired.

    Today we went for her one year appt. She weighed 19lbs and 9ozs, in the 25%. She was 31 inches, in the 90% and her head was 46 1/2cm, in the 95%. So she is long and lean with a big head. The doctor said that she was doing fine with all her milestones and development. She said we could start whole milk when we wanted, I told her I was still breastfeeding and she was very supportive of it and told me to keep it up. She said just make sure Katie is getting 16ozs of milk a day. She also got 3 shots, the first of her MMR and chicken pox series and the last of her PCV (Pneumococcal). We don't have to go back until Katie is 18 months old.
    Erin

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    9/22/2008

    Katie is getting bigger everyday. We got this little riding toy for her, she can't get on it herself yet but she can climb off. Its so cute. She dances all the time too. I swear she is also saying cracker. She loves dogs too. I can't believe how cute she is. I just crack up at her laughing sometimes.
    Erin

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