A Special Treat

Cora's 12 month check-up was on Monday. She got five shots and had some blood drawn to check her iron level. Two days later, she is still running a low grade fever, and has the runniest nose I've ever seen. She's also drooling a lot, so I'm sure we're in for another tooth. We have the best timing when it comes to immunizations and teething. ;)

She weighs 19 pounds 14 ounces, and she is 30.5 inches long. The nurse came back in to make sure she'd measured her right because of how long she is in relation to her weight. Her weight is in the 10-25 percentile. Her height is in the 75-90 percentile, but when you combine to two it puts her in like the 5th percentile. Weird. She has always been long and skinny.

Practically perfect in every way.

I was long and skinny as well, until I stopped growing in 7th grade, and everyone got taller than me. I love seeing how we're the same. I can't wait to see if she gets taller than me. She's already a little less than 3 inches shy of being half as tall as me. I used to want to be 5'11", and if you can believe it, people used to call me long legs in elementary school. When I ended up at 5'3 1/4" I was a bit disappointed, but I was glad I wasn't average. I hate being in the middle somewhere.

At any rate, Cora has come a long way from her itty bitty 6.5, [5.8 when we brought her home, mind you] 19 inch size at birth. I will never forget the feeling when I saw the little blueberry body go passed me in the operating room. I was so overwhelmed with joy, disbelief, and a hefty amount of fear. She had arrived. You can read more about How Cora got Here - HERE

Time has been a whirlwind. I don't expect it to slow down. I can only hope to live each moment to the fullest because I know I can never get them back. I am blessed beyond measure to be a mother. Nothing, absolutely nothing in this world could ever top it.

Now for the special treat: This video is of Cora's birthday party at Gram and Offey's [Jake's parents]. She's waiting for her cake. The cake that I made her. ;) We sing her a song, and watch her for a few seconds as she tries to figure out what to do with it.

PS: Did you know that Cora has a birthday twin? She does! Her name is Haylee Nave. Haylee's mom and I went to high school together. We both enjoyed sharing our pregnancies together via myspace, and by miraculous chance, our daughters were born on the same day. You can see Haylee's first birthday festivities HERE


  1. Poor Cora. Max is teething too. Max also weighs 19 lbs ( at 5 mo old). But he is nice and round not long and skinny. Kylea only weighed 18 lbs at a year old. It is funny how each kid is different.

  2. I can't believe your baby is one! Time does fly by quickly. your a samrt mom. Enjoty every minute you can. I'm still learning to do this.

  3. Hey! Thanks for the birthday twin shout out, that was sweet! I wish our girls could meet, I hope they can someday. I think they would be the best of friends too. Crazy how they are so alike!

    We thought Haylee would weigh more at this check up because she eats like crazy. She definitly doesn't look petite to me, lol, love the leg chunk! Rylee had it too, and wrist rolls...

    I love the video you posted, Cora just sits there like "Ok guys, lets get on with this...stop talking and give me my cake already." But in a sweet, patient way. =)

  4. Too Stinking CUTE!!! I just love her sooooo much!!



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