For Maeve’s birthday, I baked some cake and we invited some friends that love her best to share it with us. Maeve wasn’t super into the cake, but she did enjoy picking the sprinkles off and rubbing the frosting on her thighs. Oh, babies and cake!

On with tradition! I make my girls a birthday dress every year. So of course, Maeve received her first one. These birthday dresses are the only dresses I save just for each daughter. I was down to the last minute on Maeve’s, seriously finishing it the night before her birthday! Not my usual style, but life is borderline crazy right now. So you get what you get! I wanted a dress that we could take to Ecuador with us and this one fits the bill. I’m sure in future years I’ll make her more winter-y dresses but this is what she gets this year! I like how it turned out and overall, it was an easy pattern. 

Maeve really doesn’t need anything. I saved enough baby toys and have acquired a few more. But you know, I couldn’t help myself. I bought her a doll and we gave her a couple books. Watching Maeve open (or try to open) gifts was almost too much for Holly and Greta. We’ve all heard the term helicopter parenting, but I think we have some helicopter big sisters in our house! We had the best time celebrating our Maeve-shake. 

I can’t believe my baby is one! In my mind, she’s about 8 or 9 months old because that’s about the size she is. Sweet Maeve did it, she fell off the charts for height and is now at 0%. She’s a wee, little thing and isn’t even quite at 16 pounds yet. She got all the short genes! What you should know about Maeve…

  • Maeve still gets swaddled to sleep
  • She wakes up in the night 
  • Maeve does not crawl, she pulls herself around on her bottom
  • Maeve loves to eat
  • She’s so super cuddly
  • Maeve can say, “hi,” “bye,” wave, clap and give slobbery kisses

We love this baby so much! We are so happy she joined our family. 

This telephone is currently Maeve’s favorite. She pushes it back and forth and makes lots of noise and hasn’t tired of it! Every now and then she pauses to see if anyone’s called. I’ve really enjoyed pulling out some of the baby toys I saved.

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