I can’t believe that a year has already passed. A year ago, I gave birth to my fourth child. My second unassisted birth, my first daughter.
Wilhelmina is so amazing. She loves to cuddle, she loves her brothers and her Daddy (and me) and she loves to smile.
After three boys I am enjoying having a little girl and though she can be tough and hold her own, she is very girly. She plays with her dolls and stuffed animals, walks around with them and cuddles them. She seems to have a different one each time as though she is making sure each one gets attention.
She loves to get dressed up and tries to put all different kinds of clothes on. The other day while I was in the sewing room she pulled out some fabric that was put together for a dress that I hadn’t completed from a while back and kept on trying to put it on. I made it into a quick skirt and tried it on her. About 15 min later I took it off her and she insisted that I put it back on and kept it on all day periodically looking down and seemingly admiring it…
She has been walking for more than 1 1/2 months now and walks as though she has been walking her whole life. She loves music and loves to dance and constantly bops her head to the beat whenever there is music…
She loves cats, real cats, stuffed animal cats, drawings of cats, books about cats… and guess what her first word was? yes… cat…
She also loves books and will bring us books to read to her and will sit down and look at books by herself. Especially if there are cats in the book… or beside the book… or both!
A few weeks ago she decided that eating was fun and insists on sitting down in her chair and eating with us at each meal. She reacted to Gluten so we are are keeping a close eye on what she eats. I am thankful that we have been getting closer with some friends that happen to also be Gluten free and have a bit of a starting point and advice for what to avoid and what substitutes are available and work. I don’t mind the allergies that we already had. Keeping clear of artificial colours and flavours and a few dairy products are a good thing and even if the allergy was no longer there, I would still do it. Gluten is another story though…
Ec is doing good… we went through a bit of a potty pause that coincided with teeth coming in and walking and holidays etc… It was not really a strike, but just a few more misses. We just went with the flow, let her do her thing and it is going back to normal now…
(she even practices EC with her cat… because cats need to potty too)
As I said before, she loves her brothers… and they love her.
The most amazing relationship I find is between Xavier and her. She looks up to him, she follows him around and he just adores her. He loves to wear her around the house and has been doing it quite often gving me an opportunity to get some things done without having to worry about her…
All in all she is just a joy to be around. She makes us laugh and smile and is so cute that it brings a tear to my eye… being our last, I am so grateful to have her and I am enjoying every minute though time seems to be flying by…
Happy Birhday to your lovely little lady! Bummer about the gluten. We’re gluten free for Gus, and as it happens, I made your Cajun Pie tonight for dinner with a gluten free crust and it was to die for good 😉
such a gorgeous girl! I’m happy that you have been so blessed by her presence.
She is SO beautiful! Congratulations and happy Birth Day xoxox
Happy Birthday to your Wilhelmina! My son is sensitive to gluten and now that we’re used to a gf diet, I quite like it! We’ve switched everything but our bread over to gf (Parker’s has his own gf bread), I just can’t give up fresh baked wheat filled bread. 🙂
Just beautiful…Happy Birthday Willa and Mama!
Happy birthday to your sweet lil girl (great pictures). I have three girls, oldest is 7 and youngest is 9 months. My oldest figured out for herself that wheat makes her stomach hurt, and now that we’ve taken gluten out of her diet she feels a lot better physically and emotionally. Good for you for figuring it out early. I also love the pics of Wilhelmina on her brother’s back. Sweet!
Very sweet post. I can feel the love… and the pics of her with her brother are so endearing! Happy birthday Wilhelmina 🙂
What a beautiful little girl. I just found your blog via Food Gawker and so glad I did. I will be making the black bean chocolate cake you baked for your girl’s birthday.
Happy birthday (belated), Wilhelmina (what a unique and sweet name!)
Happy birth day to you mama, and your oh-so sweet girl. I am finally commenting….sometimes I lurk awhile and then ‘come out’! 😉 Your photos of her with the pinkish tones are so beautiful!! Some day I would love to figure out how to do some of my boys like that (though maybe not necessarily pink…)…like before they’re driving, lol. (My photography learning curve can be s-l-o-w!!). Be well…:-)