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They say time flies when you’re having fun…. it does even more so when you’re a mum.

Our baby girl is 1!

1 year and 1 day Ago our lives changed in the most amazing way, we welcomed our little miss Alessia Lucia into the world at 1:56pm on 19th December 2016. She weighed just 3.16kg and instantly became the apple of our eyes.

What an incredible year it has been!

On Saturday 16th December 2017 we celebrated Alessia’s First Birthday with our nearest and dearest.

The party was held at home, we had a donut wall, a jumping castle, lots of yummy food and thankfully, great weather.

Alessia was soooooo spoilt! She received so many beautiful thoughtful gifts and will have hours of endless fun with them. I have put all of her cards in her Baby Box that contains lots of little keepsakes from her first year of life. I can’t wait to gift it to her when she older and sit with her and read through all of her cards.

Our gift to Alessia were 1/2ct Diamond white gold Studs, with her birthday being in such close proximity to Christmas we wanted to get Alessia a sentimental first birthday gift that she can have forever and as such felt that they were the perfect present. Who doesn’t love diamonds! 😝

Yesterday we had Alessia’s Maternal & Child Health Nurse Appointment, Alessia weighs 11.37kg & is 77cm Tall.

She is in the 90th percentile and is the cutest little chubby bubby. Once she starts walking she will lose her puppy fat so we are enjoying all the jiggly cuddles we can.

Alessia has 7 Teeth (4 Top, 3 Bottom) , she says “Mum, Dad, Nan-Nan, Nonna, Yes, Bye & Bubba”. Waves her finger when told “No No No”, standing up and walking with assistance – first steps within a week I reckon.

Alessia co-sleeps and has since we got back from Bali. We absolutely love the snuggly cuddles, she sleeps through the night. Generally from 9pm-7/8am. We will look at transitioning her into her big girl bed before the baby comes but we are in no rush to kick her out of our bed. They’re only little once and there will come a time when she won’t want to be cuddled all the time and we will miss it.

Alessia loves spending time with her grandparents. Since I’ve been back at work she spends at least 1 day a week with each.

Yet to have a sleep over, We can’t bear to spend the night away from her. We will look at letting her between now and her sister arriving as she won’t be able to stay with us at the hospital overnight so I need to cut the cord eventually but to be honest we haven’t needed a night off.

Parenthood is the most amazing thing we have ever done. This last year has been an incredible ride and an absolute pleasure watching our baby girl grow in front of our eyes.

Alessia’s little personality is starting to really shine, such a cheeky bum who we just adore.

Happy Birthday Baby Girl. Thank you for choosing us to be your Mummy & Daddy.

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