Blogmas Day 24: Emmy’s First Birthday

My baby girl is one! This year has gone so fast. I know I say this each month but it’s true! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year already. I’m so emotional right now writing this post. Last year I woke up at 4am at 41 weeks pregnant with contractions, she was a week late but she was finally born at 7:11am in Christmas Eve.

I am so lucky to have you as a daughter, even though there has been some rough times, I wouldn’t change a thing. I wish I could keep her little forever, but she’s grown so much in this past year.

She is now 22 pounds, not sure on her length as she was weighed when she got her flu shot and not a check up. Her hair is starting to get longer, little pieces are now in her face. She is still wearing 18 month clothes and size 4 diapers.

Miss Emmy Has learned to walk this month!! She took her first steps all on her own, and since then she’s been walking so much more. It’s so cute seeing her walk around the room. She’s a little wobbly but is doing a great job!

She can now wave “Hi” and “Bye”, clap her hands. She is doing it all the time, she will even wave at the cats, haha she’s so funny. Shereally likes to share. She will bring us toys or anything else she finds. She has such a kind heart. She is also stubborn and adventurous, fierce and so smart. I can’t wait to see her continue to grow as a person.

I searched for months in advance for the perfect accessories for Emmy’s Cake Smash. I spend hours dreaming and planning of what her outfit would look like. In October I went to a consignment sale and I found the perfect outfit, made locally by Monkey Bum Designs. The dark purple fit my vision perfectly! I did the photo shoot myself as I couldn’t afford a professional photographer.

The majority of our decor was from Dollarama, I used a white vinyl table cloth for the background and a pink vinyl table cloth for the floor. Both banners were from AliExpress. Her cake was made by a family friend, who is raising money for a charity by making baked goods. Everything came together so beautifully!

She was so gentle with her cake, just licking the frosting off her fingers. We had to show her she could dive right in and make a mess. I think she was so gentle with it because she has been eating solids for a few months now. Some of her favourite foods are pasta, Cheerios,apples, peas, bread, oatmeal and yogurt.

She is starting to wean herself from breastfeeding, I’m not ready for her to stop. But she’s not interested in feeding unless it’s bedtime. She does take a bottle of formula on the days that I work. And we have recently given her a little cows milk to try and she likes it enough to drink it sometimes. I will continue to offer to nurse her for as long as she likes, she will let me know when she is done.

Emmy is not talking yet. She will babble and baby talk but no real words yet. She tried very hard to say Kitty haha we can tell that’s what she’s saying but other people not not. She has a ton of books and we’re going to try and read to her more. I looked up studies about baby language and everyone of them says to read to the baby.

Happy First Birthday Emilia!!

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4 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 24: Emmy’s First Birthday

  1. Your daughter is soooo cute! Those eyes took me by surprise, haha!

    I’m currently 36 weeks pregnant so reading things like these are.. amazing, really. I’ve been dreaming about a cupcake smash for my little boy already. If only because I love baking myself so it would make sense to do one. Luckily my brother-in-law is a photographer – and he’s never done something like that before so he’s very keen already. 😛
    Have to say, you did a wonderful job with those pictures! And I love the outfit – even more so since you didn’t go with a pink outfit, which feels so.. “ordinary” to me when it comes to girls? But that’s me and my loathing of pink speaking, I guess. 🙂

    Anyway – congratulations! [Even though I’m way late. 🙂 ]


    1. Thank you so much ! I don’t really like pink either and with Emmy’s red hair its not really her colour haha I loved the dark purple. I love the way the pictures turned out. Congratulations on your pregnancy !!💖💖


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