Thursday, September 23, 2010

Our Little Presli is One!

I can hardly believe we are already to this day. One year ago today my heart was both aching from the passing of my Grandpa Barney (one hour before I gave birth), but also exploding with happiness as we welcomed our sweet Presli into the world.

Presli has been a great baby from the second she was born. Great eater, great sleeper, and just all around happy. In fact the first night we had her home my mom was here helping us. That morning she came in saying "I'm sorry I didn't get up to help in the night, but I never heard her". Our reply was "neither did we" as she was still sleeping in her bed next to ours. She slept about 6 hours a night almost every night from the time we brought her home until six months (not sure what happened there, but she figured it out about three months later). She has always been so happy, mellow, and just easy going. The older she gets the more spunky and girly she is getting, but I think a lot of it comes from her sister's example. Hali has sure taught her how to hit the highest pitch scream possible and she is very good at it (they both are)! Here are some more fun things Presli does.

*Presli loves to talk on the phone, and pretends anything in her hand is a phone.
*She isn't talking a lot, but will occasionally say hello, bye-bye, uh-oh, mama, dada, and baba.
*She HATES to get dressed or have her diaper changed. The second she is on her back she is trying to roll over to get away while screaming the whole time.
*She loves to have baths with her sister.
*She has figured out how to torment her sister by taking whatever Hali is playing with and crawling away as fast as her little legs will take her.
*Trav and I fight over who gets to put her to sleep because she is SO easy. Just give her the binki, her tag blanket and she rolls over to her side and goes to sleep.
*She only has 3 bottom teeth (that she got at about 10 months old). However, I see 4 on top all working their way out (she has been feeling them too!)
*She is Mama's girl!
*She LOVES playing on mom and dad's bed with her sister. She just giggles, and rolls all over.
*She like to eat anything she can gum, but hasn't got to try a lot of real food because of the lack of teeth. Presli is done with baby food, and whenever she sees me get it out she shakes her head no. She turns her head away from me until I shove some in her mouth so she knows it tastes ok. We will both be happy when she gets more teeth, it will make meal time much more enjoyable for both of us.
*Presli's current tricks are giving five, shaking her head no, dancing to music, spitting when you say "Ew gross", riding on her sister's back like a cowgirl.
*She is not really interested in walking or standing, but I'm sure she will figure it out eventually.
*Presli's nicknames are Sessie Bean or Lillie Bean. When she was born Hali couldn't say Presli and instead said Sessie, Lillie is her middle name, and the bean just kind of went along with both I guess.

We just love this girl more and more everyday and can't imagine our lives without her. Happy 1st Birthday Sessie Bean!

We are having a party for her tomorrow so I will add more pictures later.