S: Alivia's 1st Year
FC: Alivia Destyn Floyd
1: Our lives were forever changed on: Friday, September 24, 2010 at 9: 32 p.m. You were 7 lbs. 1 oz 20 inches. long & absolutely gorgeous.
2: You didn't look like most newborns (the doctor said you appeared to be overdue). You had bright ruby red lips and a head full of silky blonde hair. You couldn't keep your tongue in your little mouth and it was so cute. You were SO alert. You just stared at me and your daddy for the longest time and stayed awake until 2am! You could even hold your head up for about 7-10 seconds!
3: Love at first sight
4: Our little family
5: Bringing home baby We brought you home on September 26. The three of us didn't get much sleep because you were so hungry. Still, my heart would skip a beat every time I looked at you.
6: Your 1st Month Since the day you were born, you haven't slept much and that hasn't changed. But you don't really cry unless you're hungry. You love car rides and you already smile at your daddy. You snort when you cry and it makes us laugh. You are still perfectly healthy and the most beautiful baby I've ever seen. You are nursing well and eating 2 oz at a feeding. You weigh around 8lbs & sleep for only 2 hours at a time. You started smiling at around 3 weeks old
7: Our little girl
8: 1st Doctor's appointment
9: 1st bath | 1st smile
10: Meeting your aunts, cousin, & great-grandparents
11: Smiles Are Contagious!
12: Your 2nd Month This month you hit the peak of your fussiness but it went away after about 3 weeks. You only like to sleep in your swing or on mommy. You eat 3 oz at a time and weigh 10lbs 10 oz! You're 23 inches long but still in newborn clothes & diapers. You're doing very well at holding up your head. You smile so much and even started cooing. Your dad and I love to listen to you "talk". You love to watch "The Backyardigans" and you even talk to the TV. You don't cry unless you're hungry, bored, or fighting sleep and you don't mind baths. You seem to love social interaction. You love to be held...by anyone. We have started to put you in your crib to sleep and you do NOT like it but you're smart and you will adjust soon. You are still absolutely gorgeous. You have beautiful sapphire blue eyes and the longest eyelashes! You also have the prettiest smile I've ever seen. We love you more everyday.
14: 1st Halloween
16: Your 3rd Month You're using your hands a lot more lately. You like to put them in your mouth, bat at toys, grab my hair, hold your bottle (with my help) & reach for things. I predict that you'll be right handed. You hold your head up very well when we put you on your tummy & you can roll from your back to your side! You smile sooo much & are quite the chatter box! You still hate your crib but you're sleeping in longer stretches (4-7 hours). You eat 4 oz at a feeding and weigh 11lbs. You're still in newborn clothes (barely) but you're now in size 1 diapers!
17: Blue eyed Beauty
18: 1st Christmas
19: 1st New Year Your grandmas took you to get your ears pierced on New Year's Day 2011
20: Your 4th Month You HATE car rides!! You're finally in size 3 month clothes and you're 12-13lbs. You wake up once a night but you still don't like to sleep much. You'd rather hang out with your parents. You still like baths and you're starting to like being on your stomach a little more. You only eat 4 oz at a time. You still like Backyardigans and I think you're starting to recognize me and daddy.
21: 1st Valentine's Day
22: Your 5th Month You're about 14 lbs and in size 3 month clothes, size 1 diapers. You still wake up once a night and hate to nap. You like being on your stomach more but don't seem to care about crawling. You got sick with a cold but nothing too serious. You still only eat 4 oz at a time but next month we will try baby food!
23: Little sweetie
24: You love your cousin Kyla and your doggie Delilah
26: Your 6th Month You grab EVERYTHING! You love using your hands and now your feet are in your mouth all the time too. Still no teeth yet. You are in size 6 month clothes and size 1-2 diapers. You weigh 15 lbs and you're 27 inches long. You don't crawl yet or seem like you want to but you are on your tummy a lot! You are sooo smiley and sometimes giggle. You love to bounce in your bouncer and squeal. You love the cat and dog (and any animals). You still don't like car rides but you don't have nuclear meltdowns anymore. You started eating baby food and you will eat anything. Peaches aren't your favorite but I think peas or sweet potatoes are. You started saying "Da-da-da-da-da`".
27: 1st cereal
28: Little Diva
29: 1st Easter
30: Your 7th Month You got a tooth! You have been drooling a lot and tugging on your ears but otherwise normal. Everyone loves being with you. You are so social and love to entertain. You make the cutest faces. We love your personality!
32: Your 8th Month This month you had your first airplane ride. We went to Atlanta to see your Aunt Brittany and Lauren graduate college! Everyone on the plan was SO impressed with how well you did. You are such a ham and you always make us laugh! At the end of the month you finally started crawling. You are still wearing 6 month clothes. You are in the 20th percentile for your weight but you're tall for your age.
33: 1st airplane ride | Livie-Love
34: You loved bouncing and being thrown in the air. | Crazy hair
35: You loved playing on our computers and playing with paper plates!
36: Your 9th Month This month your mom turned 29 and we celebrated the 4th of the July at the beach! You weren't sure about the beach at first but you quickly warmed up to it. You liked watching the fireworks and being outside. You are such a happy girl. You are pulling yourself up already! Your top 2 teeth are starting to come in. You are only getting more and more beautiful.
37: Your 1st Independence Day and beach experience! | You didn't like loud noises!
40: Your 10th Month You are such a character! You always make silly faces and laugh. I put your hair in pig tails and everyone always comments on how adorable you are. We celebrated your daddy's 1st Father's Day. You made him a stepping stone. Your have 4 teeth now and are still petite for your age.
41: Father's | Father's Day
42: Your 11th Month You are into EVERYTHING! You even escaped out the doggy door when daddy wasn't looking! You do really well in public and everyone is so impressed. You love going grocery shopping with me and we even took you to a Rays baseball game! You are still so skinny so you wear 6-9 month clothes but you eat SO much!
43: First baseball game | Caught a foul ball! | Grocery shopping with mom
44: Your 12th Month You turned 1 this month and we had the best birthday celebration at Indian Rocks Beach. The theme was "Birthday Diva" in pink and purple. So many of your friends and family came and gave you so many gifts. We got you a pretty pair of sapphire earrings (your birthstone). You did take a nap in the middle of your party but everyone understood. You did great opening your gifts and smashing your cake! We all swam in the pool and at the beach. It was the perfect day. You take steps by yourself but walking isn't your 1st choice of transportation yet. You'd rather crawl or be held. "Hi" is your first official word!
45: Happy 1st Birthday!
46: The Invitations
48: Birthday Girl!
50: Dear Alivia, I can’t believe you are already 1! It seems like you were just born. I will never forget that day because it was the best day of my life. You were so beautiful and somehow you have managed to get more beautiful every day. I had never seen a baby so alert and eager to begin life. Ironically, that is when I felt as though my life truly began too. You are such an amazing little lady and you bring me so much happiness. You are so inquisitive and smart. You learn things so quickly and you love to explore. You also seem like such a happy person, always smiling and goofing off. You seem to love being around people and that is something I admire so much about you. I know you are going to be something great. I hope you always stay positive and happy. I hope you always know that I will love you unconditionally, forever and that I absolutely love being your mother. | Mommy's whole world
51: Dear Alivia | Daddy's little girl