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Vivi’s 2011 in 12 Photos

I did Addie’s 2011 in review over on Babble Kids and easily the biggest change in her life this year was becoming this little girl’s big sister. Vivi had an equally impressive 2011 with being born and all. It’s pretty hard to beat “highlights of 2011″ when one of your greatest highlights was “breathing air for the first time.” We’ll be ending 2011 with proficient rolling, smiling and toe-grabbing skills as well as two teeth.

New Year’s Eve 2004 was one of the worst nights of Addie’s babyhood, I was on my own with Cody working graveyards and I spent the entire night rocking a sobbing newborn in an old La-Z-Boy. I had no idea what I was doing and no idea how I was going to make it through 2005 in one piece.

The second time around has gone by so much quicker, and with so much more confidence that babies won’t cry forever.

I am ending 2011 the happiest and most content I’ve ever been and am looking forward to 2012 with my little ladies.

I was going to do a favorite photos of 2011, but no one has enough time for that…so I picked 12 highlights of Vivi’s first year, one for each month.


  • January 1 of 12
    January
    2011 started with me in a deep dark bout of antenatal depression. January was spent recovering and crawling out of the dark hole of misery.
  • February 2 of 12
    February
    By February I felt better both physically and mentally. This was one of the first photo shoots Addie and I did every couple of weeks or so.
  • March 3 of 12
    March
    By March my body was not my own. I was being invaded from the inside and Addie had her paws on the outside of my belly every chance she had.
  • April 4 of 12
    April
    38 weeks pregnant and I have honestly never felt lovelier.
  • May 5 of 12
    May
    This was the first photo that ever hit the Internet of my long awaited baby.
  • June 6 of 12
    June
    We drove to Utah for a wedding. A) Never drive cross country with a newborn. B) Utah is lovely in June C) Wearing tiny babies is my happy place.
  • July 7 of 12
    July
    Vivi's second road trip, this time to Chicago. She didn't trust the big city at all.
  • August 8 of 12
    August
    Vivi's third trip, this time to California. If she didn't like the big city she hated the beach even more.
  • September 9 of 12
    September
    It became apparent who Vivi really looked like around 5 months.
  • October 10 of 12
    October
    Baby's first Halloween as Perry the Platypus.
  • November 11 of 12
    November
    This is the first real photo of Vivi and me. Better late than never, right?
  • December 12 of 12
    December
    Baby's first Christmas, and an affinity for tearing the crap out of any and all paper is born.

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also babbled….

Vivi’s first 6 months in 20 photos.

Vivi’s first tea party (it didn’t end well for the bunny.)

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