Diary of a One Year Old

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve made a post focusing on the development of Audrey, so I’ve decided to update you all on her overall well-being. Her 12 month doctor visit confirmed her weight of 20 pounds and 8.5 ounces, and her height of 28.5 inches tall. She’s as healthy as can be! She’s become a fairly steady walker, and loves taking advantage of the new skill – babies are natural born explorers, but Audrey gives inquisitive a whole new meaning! Her outgoing, loving and sassy personality grows more and more each day. It’s hard to believe that she’s already 15 months old. The transition from baby to toddler isn’t easy on this mama! I’ve forced myself to realize that squeezing her into my favorite outfits that no longer fit and bathing her in her infant tub are not going to make time slow down. Time doesn’t wait for anyone!

One thing that I’ve learned about time through becoming a mother is that it’s important to live in the moment. Of course it’s important to know your next steps and to be aware of what direction you’re headed in, but if you’re cruising through life without really living, life will pass you by. You need to take a second to slow down and stop worrying about what your future holds; you need to spend some time focusing on the present. You need to make memories to look back on. You need a life that is full of love and happiness as well as experiences that make you feel enriched and fulfilled.

We’ve spent the summer making memories to last a lifetime. My family and I took Audrey on her first camping trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and we had a blast! Audrey loves the outdoors. She’s definitely my little adventurer! It’s a wonderful feeling to pass down traditions and experiences to your child; those are the gifts that they will learn to cherish the most.


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