Ruby’s birthday was actually two weeks ago, but I have been very busy this summer so far with all four kids home, taking a break from sewing after Project Sewn, and my calling in church. So I am just getting around to this post!
Ruby’s birthday was perfect! We spent it doing simple things with her. We went to the park to swing, we opened her presents, we blew up balloons and let her play with them (well supervised of course). It was wonderful. She loved her birthday cake so much. It was a heart shape, naturally!
We’ve had multiple people tell us that she is finally starting to look a little chubby these days. We are thrilled to hear that. She weighed 16 lbs. 10 oz. at her appointment the day after her birthday, which is still less than the 2nd percentile, along with her height which was 27.5”. But her head is growing which shows them the rest of her will soon follow. She has two teeth but one is almost poking through the top now. I managed to put her wild hair into a spout for part of her birthday but ended up taking it out because I kind of prefer the fluff every direction :).
This week she has started to crawl for real, trading in her army crawl for petite and adorable little crawling movements. She can climb to the top of the stairs but always waits with a big smile for one of us to help her feel safe doing so.
My mom got her an adorable swim suit for her birthday and she had so much fun swimming for the first time! Don’t let the grumpy look below fool you—I’m pretty sure she could have stayed in the water all day! Maybe that’s the problem—I took her out of the water :).
This baby girl…she has brought us so much joy. So much. She is such a friendly baby and she just loves people. She loves to say hi to everyone and has a smile for everyone. It’s the best. She is full of energy and full of life. Her entire birthday I was tearing up. It is so wonderful to celebrate any first birthday, but it’s extra special when it’s a birthday you weren’t sure you would get to celebrate. I am so thankful.
I am also so thankful to all of you for your love and support, especially personally towards my family. Sure, it’s fun to sew and be inspired and I love the sewing community. But what has meant even more is the real life support, particularly through Ruby’s health issues. Thank you!
Here are the past posts to compare :).