Thursday, January 25, 2007


Livie loves soft things. Her favorites are her white, plush blanket and her little yellow Carebear her Aunt Ali gave her. Every morning when I go to get her out of her crib she's sitting there snuggling her Carebear. The other day Izzy had Liv's blanket and Liv threw a fit!!
Livie is a thumbsucker. I've never had a thumbsucker before. Right now it's so sweet. When she's sleepy she'll lay on the floor and start sucking her thumb. Too cute!!
Livie walks all over the place now. She started taking steps around 10 months, but didn't decide to walk all the time until about a week ago. Her big sister did the same thing!!
Livie is so smiley! She's always happy and so sweet and snuggly. If I sing our special song, she cuddles on my shoulder and "sings" along with me.
Livie... sniff sniff... is our last baby and today... sniff sniff... she is ONE!!! It's hard to believe it's been a year already. I can totally remember her birth so vividly. Probably because it was so different from all my others. My water actually broke 1st (during family prayer, of all times!!) and then I waited around thinking I'd get contractions. 3 hours later, no contractions. I went to the hospital and they put me on pitocin at 1pm. I watched "Napoleon Dynamite," started hurting, got an epidural, went from a 5 to a 10 in 1/2 an hour. I had her at 4:09pm without pushing. 8 pounds 1 ounce. Nice... She's just the best baby and I feel so blessed to be her mommy.
Happy Birthday Livie!!! I love you!!!


s--max said...

Thank you so much for sharing. For those of us who live so far away, it gave us a chance to "see" Liv grow her first year. She's absolutely gorgeous. Happy Birthday, Livie!

swampbaby said...

Happy Birthday to my favorite 1 year old niece!

P.S. I sent her gift yesterday - luckily she won't know it's late!

Gina - Liam's Mom said...

Happy Birthday, Liv!!! What a pretty girl!

I loved all her video clips! For the last baby, you've done so well documenting her life! What a lucky girl to have a mama like you!

Katie said...

Happy Birthday, Liv!

Mel said...

What a cutie! I loved it! Happy Birthday Livie!!

Suzanne said...

How sweet! I loved watching the video! Happy Birthday Livie!!! You have an awesome Mommy! :)

Lauren said...

Hi! I'm a friend of Robin and just have the cutest blog! And such a cute family!! I love your posts :-)

MammaK said...

OH, I loved the video. How fun to see the first year of her life. You were very good at capturing the moment. I was so impressed. I was not so good at grabbing the camera at the right time. Liv will be so grateful when when she gets older.

No Cool Story said...

I loved the slide/video show and song :)
Happy birthday Livie!

Vicki said...

Oahhh!! How sweet!

I have a Liv too. Olivia Kate. She was a thumb sucker and she also had a "night night" blanket that she slept with. She quit sucking her thumb when she was 7 years old. She did quit on her own. I hid the Night Night. This helped. =)

I came to your blog through Love Blog awards... Great blog! I'll beb back. =)