I can’t believe she’s a year old, you guys.
(month one, month two, month three, month four, month five, month six, month seven, month eight, month nine, month ten, month eleven)
My tiny six pound, 19 inch baby that started in the tenth percentile is now in the 95th percentile for everything
weight: 24 pounds 7 ounces
length: 30.75 inches tall
head: 19.5 inches
She is so incredibly cute and fun lately. She loves to kiss everything, especially her toys. She points at new things, and if she’s close enough she’ll poke it with her finger (I’ve had to keep her away from my eye). She is OBSESSED with Rigby, much to the dog’s dismay. She chases her whenever she can, and laughs when Rigby growls at Annie for pulling her tail. Bad girl.
She isn’t walking reliably yet, but she’s getting bolder about taking steps. We don’t have to encourage her to do it anymore, she’ll just take steps if she thinks it’s the fastest way to get where she’s going. She stands independently all the time, and she does it without thinking. She’ll be playing with a toy and not even realize she hasn’t been holding onto anything. And then when she does realize, she suddenly loses her balance. It’s funny to watch.
She doesn’t like it when anyone leaves the room without saying “bye bye” to her. If you don’t say bye to her she’ll scream and cry (even if you’re going to the bathroom), but if you DO say bye to her she’ll wave and say “baaaaaaaaah byyyyyyyye” over and over in the sweetest little voice ever.
Her climbing gets better and better every day, much to our chagrin. I’m pretty certain she’s going to be left handed as she uses her left hand for everything – pointing, feeding herself, waving, etc.
She wasn’t pleased to have her check-up with Dr. Looove – she cried almost the entire time. But after she got her shots, she was super tough, only crying for a moment. Her sister would be so proud.
The best new development? She is starting to come around to being cuddled! It makes me so happy.
I can’t believe how much she’s changed in a year.
Happy belated birthday, Annabel!
Her hair is truly amazing.
And the photo for 9 months is just adorable
Kate @ UpsideBackwards says:
Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s been a whole year already. Those photos are just so gorgeous, love the joyous laughs (it makes me wonder what you’re up to behind the camera!).
Happy Birthday Annie!
Oh, those pictures of her – with her rosy cheeks, her laughing.. oh my, sooooo cute.
These pictures of Annabel are so precious. My little girl loves to kiss everything too. At night, after we put her in her crib, I’ll hear hear giving kisses to her bunny and blankie while she’s winding down to go to sleep. It just melts my heart.
I feel lucky if I can cuddle my daughter for even a few seconds since she’s always on the move.
Every time y0u share her with us, I want to thank you profusely; she is an amazing gift. I heart the Spohrs…. K
Sid @ Fête Foreign says:
She’s precious. Truly a cute little girl. My youngest is two going on 6 . . these are special times.
is it just me, or is annabel looking a whole LOT like her big sister in the first photo? must be the incredible smile
happy birthday, being one rocks xo
That was my very first thought when I saw the first picture! Annabel has that same amazing, all-encompassing smile/laugh that Maddie had in soo many pictures. It’s amazing to see….
Happy Birthday, Annie!!
Happy Birthday Annie! Heather, don’t forget that you get to celebrate and do something nice for yourself too (pedi, facial, etc…). After all, it’s as much your day as it is Annie’s.
Beautiful girl…I love her incredible spunk.
Happy 1st Birthday Annie xx
Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
It’s fun to see how much she has changed!
She has so much personality! What a beautiful girl!
Ms. Moon says:
She is a baby-doll rose of a child. And sassy! I like that.
WOW! Time flies! She’s such a cutie!!
XOXO from GA,
Mary Ann says:
What a precious gift you are giving her by taking all those gorgeous pictures. When my godson was born he was the 3rd child in his family just like me. I knew he wouldn’t have many pictures so I began documenting his life and also kept a baby book for him. He turned 16 last year and I gave him his photo albums and baby book – not sure what he would think – but what he said made me day, “”this is the best present anyone ever gave me”. He actually had a tear in his eye, which is sooooooo not him. He tossed aside the card with the cash and spent the night showing everyone his books. Annie is a luck girl to have such a special mommy and daddy.
Beautiful pictures of your sweet Annabel. Those pictures made me lol!
What a little doll! I love the pics that show all of her chompers! So freaking cute!!!!
Happy Birthday Annabel!
She’s such a beautiful little girl. Love that first shot!
Wow! Her smile! It gets better and better as she gets older. Adorable girl. Lucky parents.
Yay for lefties!
Happy Birthday Annabel!
These photos are absolutely gorgeous, wonderful, amazing!
Funnelcloud Rachel says:
Oh my gosh! I can’t believe she’s quadrupled in size in the past year! And I can’t believe how much she’s changed in just the last month! She’s the cutest, roundest, spunkiest, healthiest looking baby I’ve ever seen – Cheers to Annabel!
I can’t help but smile at those pictures. You can just see her silly personality shining through. It is amazing to see a year’s worth of photos together. She has changed and grown so much.
Annie you are beautiful. Love and hugs smiley girl (and mom and dad too)!!
Reading this reminds me how long I’ve been reading your blog. I remember clearly you announcing your pregnancy!
She’s a beautiful and happy child, you can also tell she’s got a ton of hootspa! That 9 month picture remains my favorite. The look on her face is priceless.
Precious 1 year pics!
What a gorgeous set! I love that wide open smile of hers, and such a wonderful collage as well. I wish I’d had that sort of forethought *g*.
Happy birthday! Have a splendiferous day!
I absolutely LOVE the picture of Annie with her mouth wide open, eyes closed, head slightly tilted to her left! She is just adorable. I wouldn’t be able to keep from kissing and pinching those gorgeous cheeks! Heather & Mike – you have two beautiful girls to be insanely proud of. Sending much love and many hugs to you all for a wonderful year ahead.
I hadn’t noticed until seeing the photos next to each other that she’s wearing purple (almost) every month. Cute!
Look at those rosy pink cheeks – she is gorgeous Heather. I can’t believe she is one! Her hair is identical to mine as a baby at her age. Around 2 years old mine turned into a full afro of curls – you could see through it! And now it’s still wavy but is all over the board – some days it’s pure banana curls. Maybe Annie will have some variety too.
Happy Birthday Annabelle! There are so many who adore you.
Ginny F. says:
I loooooove the third picture down!!!! She’s adorable!
OMG she’s just too cute! That one picture looks like she’s saying “Ok, now which one do I throw first….?”
What your program did you use to create the wallpaper of each month? That is the most amazing way to see how much she has changed over the months. I love it.
I used photoshop! It required doing math, which did not make me happy.
Happy Birthday to Miss Annie again. She is just too adorable for words.
Wow..those pictures make her look more “little girl” and less “baby”! Happy birthday to her!
Absolutely wonderful photos! Annie is just as beautiful as her big sister and she’s sooooo happy!!! It radiates!
Happy First Birthday Annie!
wow! she has changed alot in the last year. i love her crazy hair. you really dont notice how much they change until you look at the pictures. happy late birthday anne…
Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] says:
She’s a LITTLE GIRL, not a baby.
Happy Birthday, Annie!
She is SO FRICKING cute. I can hardly take it, she makes me smile every time i see her picture. Happy Birthday!
She is pure delicious – enjoy her! I think she is just so beautiful – and she looks just like her dad. Stuff you’ve heard before, but ya know, when it’s true, it’s true. One year old is just pure magic, so have fun!
Can not believe 12 months have already gone by!
I absolutely LOVE these pictures of Annie each month. I tried something similar with Punkin during his 1st year, but I think most months the pictures weren’t great, unfortunately!
These pictures are AMAZING! I love her facial expressions in all of them. I can’t believe she’s 1!!!
Such a sweet, beautiful girl – with such an amazing personality!
Happy Birthday Annabel!!
I can’t believe how much her hair has grown in just the last couple of months. This month’s pictures were by far the cutest of all! She is such a beautiful little girl. Happy Birthday, Annie!
Jill (mrschaos) says:
Good heavens she’s adorable. Happy Birthday Annabel!
This photoshoot is the BEST. EVER!
holy crap i can hardly stand how cute she is! Just when I think you’ve posted the cutest pics of her, you go and top them. Her face needs to be in magazines, on tv, on billboards! I wanna hear her cute little voice!
I LOVE the 12 months of photos…you can really see how she grew throughout the months! Wish I did that with my boys!!!
Seriously. She is one of the cutest kids EVAH! (aside from my own, of course) She has changed so much and looks more like a toddler now than a baby. She looks so happy and she’s gorgeous! Good job, Mommy and Daddy, for creating such a happy and healthy sweet baby girl!
dude..seriously. i love that little girl! and her HAIR, those ringlets just like her big sis. love!
she’s changed so much, also..it looks like her hair is getting lighter
I have been awaiting this month’s monster pictures!!!!
She looks like Maddie in some of these Heather. I can totally see it.
She is just such a beautiful, sweet, amazing little PERSON.
As an aside if you come up with any stellar ideas to thwart climbing, please let me know. Saeryn tried to climb up the WALL UNIT two days ago. Oy!
That third picture of her laughing with her eyes closed just cracks me up! She is freakin’ adorable!
She couldn’t get any cuter! Happy 1 year Annabel!
I can’t believe how much she has matured in just the last month! This is my favorite set of monthly pictures yet! What a doll!
what a precious laugh! Happy birthday Annabel!
Kristi F says:
The photo of Annie laughing is just the most adorable thing ever!
You have to, have to, HAVE TO get that compilation picture printed out and framed! I love it to pieces! I can’t believe how big she is! And whatta smile she’s got!
michele wallace says:
Wished I would have taken a photo every month like you did to see the change – love to see the change. Her personality seems so huge! Looks like she got a little haircut??
This picture is awesome of her! Happy belated birthday Annabel! Now it’s time to get walking and drive mama nuts! May the next year bring many more smiles and gut busting laughs.
She looks absolutely joyful! What a beautiful little girl! Happy Birthday Annie!
Happy Birthday sweet Annabel! Loved seeing how she has changed through the collage. Super super super cute! She reminds me a lot of my daughter at that age, all the squishy lovable chub.
Happy Birthday to one happy happy little girl! Those smiles are just contagious!
Holy Jeez, you guys make cute kids!
She is seriously too adorable. That third photo — the closed-eye laughing; the teeth; the rosy cheeks — brought the biggest smile to my face! Thanks for brightening up my cold, dreary day in Maryland. Happy birthday to Annabel!
These are the cutest pics I’ve ever seen! Love how you have the dolls for size perspective- I took a similar pic each month (and made a similar 12 month collage!) but he looks the same size in each pic! (next time!) You seriously have such a doll baby!
Heather! her cheeks! Those are some great shots. I just love her to pieces.
She is so cute! I’m sure you’re doing your best to protect everyone but please don’t put the dog in a situation where she has to growl. A growl can quickly turn to a bite and it won’t be Rigby’s fault.
Just when you think she can’t get any cuter, she does! These pictures are great. Happy Birthday, lovely Miss Anabelle!
It’s a little bit ridiculous how cute she is!
Just adorable! Her experssions are priceless! How can you resist not kissing those cheeks every second of every day??
Happy belated birthday, Annie! Looks like it was a blast.
Expat Mom says:
It’s bittersweet seeing her grow so fast. My boys are long past the chub and sweetness stage and I miss it! It all rushes by so fast. I’m glad you’re organized enough to take pics every month of your little sweetie, we love seeing them!
She’s grown into such a LITTLE girl. That collage is great!!!
Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) says:
Goodness gracious! I can’t believe how much she’s changed since last MONTH!
She’s grown into a precious little girl. She looks like so much fun. Love all the faces she makes. She definitley looks older than 1! and a leftie… cool cool… my son is a leftie too
Her feet look like Maddie’s! She is too cute. Happy Birthday!!
All of those pictures are so delicious – but I completely love the new ones. What a little lady she has become! Love her!
Barb in Michigan says:
She’s so beautiful and certainly Miss Personality , but how could she not be with her wonderful parents and sister. These photos are so beautiful , Heather , they make me tear up. Give precious Miss Annie a hug for me , if she stands still long enough !
Thank you for sharing her with us.
I adore her SOOOO. Thank you for sharing both her & Maddie and continue to do so. Both of your girls mean so much to mean. I can’t wait to meet Annie and will ALWAYS be sad, I didn’t get to meet beautiful Maddie.
Enjoy that baby girl of yours!
Dawn @ What's Around the Next Bend? says:
Could look at both your girls smiles all day long!
She’s just perfect, and look at those curls! Congrats on a great year.
Annie looks like such a happy and fun little kiddo! Wish you lived closer – I’d babysit for free any day, anytime! You and Mike have obviously done lots right this past year!!!
Holy cuteness…happy 12, baby girl.
She reminds of me of the old time Campbells soup baby/kid on the can! So precious! Those cheeks!
And I’ll share, my girl was 7 lbs 1 oz at birth and soon after was and always has been in the 97th percentile for everything. She turns 10 on Saturday and the top of her head fits right under my chin and I’m 5′ 9″!
You’ll find out when she’s 2 and she’s playing at the park and the other kids will look at her and say “why is that kid still wearing diapers”… Mine looked 4 when she was 2.
Fun times ahead!!
In a year? Look at the difference in just four months! She looks like a completely different baby between month eight and now! Wow. And she’s too CUTE. She seriously looks like a living doll Heather.
Also, I wanted to mention something. The other night I was on youtube looking at old videos of Maddie, and I came across one I had never seen before. It wasn’t even uploaded by you; in it, you were with Maddie on the ground when she was about four months old and I think it was a photo shoot with an aunt.
It was seven minutes long and amazing. Watching it, my heart broke and soar all at the same time.
CUTEST PICTURES EVER!
I keep saying this but I can’t believe how much like my son she is! The baaaaah byeeeee thing especially! And Angus walked right after his first birthday as well. She’s so damn cute Heather, and I’m so happy for you all to have reached this special milestone.
I love all of the 12 month pictures. You can see all of her personality. And that smile… it’s priceless! Congrats on raising such a bold, beautiful, and smart little one.
It’s INSANE how much they grow and change in their first year! And, ohmygoodness: Annie’s rosy cheeks, and those expressions…? AWESOME! ;D I LOVE that third photo! =o)
Michelle W says:
I’m in catch up mode, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t thought of your family frequently. It’s good to catch up with my favorite family who have always brought me both tears and laughter. Those pictures are sooo freaking adorable and it blew my mind to see her development over the course of one year. I tried and failed to do that with mine. But I must go now I still have lots of catching up to do.