She ventured into the world through an emergency caesarean and we didn't get off to the best start as we ended up having to stay in hospital for a week due to both of us having an infection. Whilst we were there my mother in law passed away. It really wasn't the greatest few weeks.
Shortly after Christmas I made the decision to take both the girls to Australia to spend some time with my mum and sisters. I wasn't getting a lot of support from my husband in those early weeks due to him losing his mum so when Ophelia was 5 weeks old, we headed to Australia and ended up staying there just under 3 months. We had such a fab time. Whilst we were there she started smiling and laughing and also cut her first teeth at 12 weeks old. She got to meet some Australian native animals. She went swimming for the first time and loved time at the beach.
At around 6 months she decided to start moving, well what she did was commando crawl. We thought she would start crawling properly shortly after but she didn't start doing that until she was nearly 12 months old. She was quite happy with what she was doing. She has a very laid back attitude which I love. She's very content and is always so happy.
We also went on holiday to Turkey during the summer. It's somewhere I have been to often. She absolutely loved it especially swimming in the pool and trying to copy everything her sister did.
She's been quite well travelled this year. We've been to Tenby a few times and made the most of playing on the beach. We also went to Disneyland Paris where she loved all the sights and sounds.
We've had a great first year which is probably why it feels like it has gone so quickly. Now she's 1 here what she's doing:
Her first word was actually mama!! In your face hubby. I was so pleased. She doesn't say a great deal but she says, mama, dada, kisses, hiya and also tries to say Eva and Alfie. She babbles a lot but nothing very clear at the moment.
Ophelia is now crawling properly. She pulls herself up and will walk along furniture but she doesn't seem to be in any rush to actually walk unassisted which is fine with me. She can climb up the stairs, much to my horror.
She has 2 naps a day. I'm hoping this will continue for a while. She sleeps all through the night except when she's unwell.
Eating and Drinking
She loves her food. She decided to stop breastfeeding at 9 months, you can read about that here, When baby decided to stop breastfeeding. She still has milk everyday to go to bed with at night. She adores yogurts and any food with a bit of flavour to it.
Ophelia has been an absolute dream from the moment she was born. She is a very happy go lucky character. She's very content and just happy doing anything and everything. She's always smiling or laughing. Her laugh is infectious. She loves music and dances whenever she hears it. She always tries to get Eva's attention and approval. They are at an age now where they play together which is lovely. They also sometimes fight but I guess that's what their relationship will be like for the rest of their lives.
Ophelia is very petite. She is now wearing size 6-9 months.
There you have it. That's my beautiful 1 year old. I'm sure i'll be writing her 2 year update before I know it.