This little bald baby turned 1 year old a couple of weeks ago. We were up in Lincoln with Ross' family, and we celebrated both our Nation's independence and the first year of this little one.
Jovee is a pretty happy girl. She has recently become very opinionated about a LOT of things, and has taken to screaming quite a bit to let you know she's not okay with whatever is going on. She has also been cutting in her top teeth, so her personality change may have something to do with that. Overall she is still a lot of fun. She is so quirky and loves to make funny faces and do funny things to make everyone laugh. Her personality reminds me a lot of Ethan's as a baby. We'll see how that plays out later. She is in the 30th percentile for height and weight. She can take a couple (or more) of steps at a time, but does not try very often. She has become a little climber and enjoys climbing into dresser or kitchen drawers. She is a great snuggler, but it is limited to after nap time. Ross and I like to race into the room after nap to get the best snuggles. She is definitely a daddy's girl. She loves to play with him and as soon as she sees him after it's been a while she reaches for him right away. She has recently become a very picky eater. Which I'm hoping is a temporary teething issue. It's hard to fill her up, and she is consequently grumpy. She has a funny way of babbling- she makes noises that sound like sentences. She often sounds like she is asking us questions, and usually has her eyebrows raised if she is. She likes to say 'hi' to people we pass on our walks. Or if she isn't totally comfortable with someone she gives them the furrowed eyebrow stare-down. She loves to play and chase us around. She loves her siblings a lot, but has become more vocal if they get into her space too much. (All the time.)
Her first words are: hi, uh-oh, Ma, Da, Ba (bottle), done. We are working on signs, because she seems to pick it up pretty quickly. My other kids weren't that into it. My other kids were also not as bald as her... so who knows when she will get hair!
There is a firecracker in the cake, but it was promptly removed before we gave it to her. :)
She went straight for the strawberries and blueberries first.
Such is the life of the third child. Try to get some attention to yourself and these two swoop in.
She didn't last too long.
When she was happier and well rested I took her back outside to take some more pictures.
Such a sweet girl.
Pictures from the 4th. One day I'm going to make all the family spell a word with sparklers. Right now that is not that exciting to them.