Saturday, December 05, 2009
Abigail's First Birthday Celebration
Today, my baby girl turned one year old. This day last year, was one of the happiest days of my life. At 1:17 pm, Abigail Easterlin Wallace, was born after three quick pushes from me. She came out wide eyed, and looking like she was smiling. I was a little worried that she did not really cry, but soon she did cry, but really not that much. Being my second child, I really just enjoyed her being born, and to me she was the beautiful baby girl I had ever seen. God has richly blessed us with everything in Him.
For our babies the first two birthdays we just invite family (we had yummy Zesto's chicken for lunch). I saw a couple of people had their little girls where tutu's for their first birthday and thought that it was a great idea. I did have a hard time finding a tutu, but finally found this pink one at Bumble Boutique. Ashley J did her shirt and it turned out perfect! Abigail was so excited to have all the attention today. The only mistake we made was giving her a cake with chocolate icing. Publix did her cake (and it turned out great!) , and for your baby's first birthday they give you a free little cake that matching your big cake (I probably could have changed that.). I think all that chocolate gave her a stomach ache and she has hardly drank any of her bottle today.
At one year old, she walks all over the place. In the last 5 days, I have not even seen her crawl. She can say, "bye, bye, mama, dada, ball, baby, hey, ba ba (is bottle), pa pa (is pacifier), cracker, and she is even making the "s" sound. I think she has around 10-15 words, which is such an answer to our prayer since we went through so much with Jackson's speech. I am so thankful for all the women who taught me on how to help babies speak. Some days, I feel like speech therapy is my second job!
"Abigail comes from the Hebrew origin. In Hebrew The meaning of the name Abigail is: Father rejoiced, or father's joy. Gives joy. The intelligent, beautiful Abigail was Old Testament King David's third wife, described as good in discretion and beautiful in form."
My prayer for Abigail is that she will accept Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age, that she will be a woman that loves God with her whole heart, mind, and strength. I also pray that she lives up to the meaning of her name and has good discretion throughout her life.
God has granted so many desires of my heart, many days I am completely overwhelmed with gratitude to Jesus, knowing that they are ultimately His. I pray that they both live lives that glorify Him and lead many people to Him.