Thursday, September 18, 2008

One Candle For Katelyn....

Our little Miss Katie Bug is 1 year old. Time has sure gone fast with her. She is such a blessing in our family and we love having a little sis in our home!

Katelyn was born on September 19, 2007. My pregnancy was a little different with her than with the boys. At around 28 weeks, I found out I had Gestational Diabetes. I was devastated! Hands down, I have the biggest sweet tooth around. Well, maybe not the biggest. Perhaps a few of you might have the same problem and can sympathize with me! Anyway, because of this, they watched the size of my baby very closely. At 36 weeks, an ultrasound had shown that there were pretty good chances she wasn't going to be very tiny! A week later, after a successful induction, Katelyn Zierse made her grand entrance, all 8 pounds and 5 ounces of her!









She is such a sweet, feisty, cuddly, little firecracker! Her red hair and blue eyes attracts a lot of attention. Her hair is always a topic of conversation with strangers. She loves her pink nigh-nigh (blankie) and will cuddle and grab for it whenever she is ready for bed. She loves her big brothers and giggles with excitement when they come in the room. She plays patty cake and peek-a-boo. Her favorite book is Pajama Time. She will laugh every time it is read to her. She says Ma Ma, Da Da, eet-ta-boo (peek-a-boo) and num (for food.) She loves water and nearly jumps out of your arms at the first sight or sound of the bathtub. She has become quite the little walker. She wanders around the house looking for any new adventure. One of her favorite games is to get a cup or bowl, or any container really, and stick objects in and out of it. She can sit there for what seems like forever sometimes, just putting in and dumping out her little treasures! She has the loudest scream imaginable! It isn’t a cry, just a loud, high pitched, scream. I guess she wants to make sure we all remember she’s around.









I have definitely had such a fun time having a little girl. Picking out her outfits, making bows, and other girly things, has been so much fun!













Happy 1st birthday, Katelyn, Katie, Kate, Katydid, Katie Bug, Little Red. We love you to pieces!!

14 comments:

Grandma M said...

It seems like yesterday I rushed to AZ to be there for her birth--only to have it delayed for 5 days! That was a great time to be with your family and enjoy my grandkids. Happy Birthday Kate! Eat a cupcake for me.

Kelley Rae said...

What a great little tribute to a truly adoreable little girl! It is amazing how fast they grow. Happy Birthday Katelyn!

Darice said...

She is such a doll. I was so sad when we had to let you go as a primary teacher- I can't believe it has been a year! We still miss you down there! Happy birthday Katelyn!

Kimberly said...

Life with little girls only gets more fun! Before you know it she will be twirling on the carpet, singing, dancing, obsessing over polly pockets and so much more. Happy Birthday Katelyn!

Pincock Ohana said...

Wow, 1 yr old already? Time does fly by pretty fast. She is adorable! Happy b-day Kate!

Dallas & Brooke said...

This year has gone by so fast with our girls! I cant't believe they are growing up so fast. Katelyn is real cute and reminds me of Lauren!

Angela said...

So cute,I can't believe it's been a year already. Since we don't see you very often it's easy to forget.
Happy Birthday, Katelyn!

The Karafa Family said...

Happy birthday Katie!

Tina said...

How cute that you call her little red. That is what I was known as in the mission field by the elders who I played Basketball with on P-days and my uncle. My uncle has called me little red my entire life. Paul calls me "redhead". Its kinda fun really.
She is so darn cute. I'm glad someone had a redhead. I really wanted one but now such luck!
Happy Birthday to you little beauty!

Bridgette J said...

That was the fastest year ever! It was fun to be expecting at the same time, have the same doctors & all.
Happy Birthday Katelyn!

Matt and ShaRee said...

I can't believe she's already 1. She is such a sweet little girl. I hope she had a fun birthday!

pzierse said...

Bad Grandma Bad, Bad, Bad, I didnt even think of saying Happy Birthday on the blog. I already feel bad I wasnt there!! Oh well HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LITTLE KATELYN!! I love you soooo much!! Love Grandma Patti

In The Beginning said...

She is so adorable, but it's hard to believe it's already been a year... wow time does fly! You have such a cute family and blog!

The Wright's said...

Not sure what happened to my last comment and I dont remember what I said. I bet it was something impressive though. I do remember I ended it like this....

We love you Kater-bug!!!