Edith's 1 Year Update

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

1 year update baby girl

Oh how am I writing this post already. I can not believe Edith is a year old. It seems like just yesterday she was born but at the same time I can't imagine my life without her. She is just incredible and everyday she never fails to make me smile even on those really hard crappy days. Her dirty laugh and that cheeky grin is infectious. 

A lot has happened since last month, it's crazy how much they change in just a month. I debate whether to stop her monthly updates and just do 3 month updates but so much changes I'm going to carry on until 18 months at least.

These photographs are from her cake smash photoshoot. Both cake and photographs were by me. It's handy having a food blogger/photographer Mama sometimes. The healthier cake will be up on Chalk Kids, an amazing Mama blog I write for.

1 year update baby girl cake smash


I don't want to jinx things but I feel like we are starting to get somewhere. My husband now takes her to bed. I feed her and then have nothing to do with bedtime until she wakes later. It works. She takes herself off to sleep. We've just ordered her a single version of our mattress as he sleeps so well on it. We're hoping that she'll be happy on it, in her own room so we can claim our bed back. Co-sleeping is not all cuddly and love. It's normally an elbow to the head or foot to the back.

1 year update baby girl cake smash


At the start of the month Edith had a few off days where she didn't really like much at all. Luckily she's been much better since then. She loved mushroom risotto and still adore Ella's Kitchen Puffs. As for milk she'd feeding less and less. I can't tell you how proud I feel that I breastfed for a year. I'm going to carry on until I feel she doesn't need it anymore. She's the boss. 

1 year update baby girl cake smash


Again Edith's not been weighed for a while but I have no concerns at all. She's in size 5 nappies and just going into 12-18 month clothes. 

1 year update baby girl cake smash


Saying "Wasssssat" (What's that?)

Crawling, she started off with an odd style and now has mastered it. She loves the freedom and is so much happier that she can get about. 

Shaking her body for no.

Making a "Brrrrrrm" noise with her toy car.

Cruising the furniture. It won't long before she tries to take a step I don't think.

1 year update baby girl cake smash

Edith Loves

Pulling a grumpy face at people she doesn't know that well.

Twirlywoos & Teletubbies

Knocking down towers

Justin (Ergh, this Mama doesn't!)

1 year update baby girl cake smash

Edith Hates

People she doesn't know that well.

The Pontipines from In The Night Garden. She is scared of these tiny red things.

Happy 1st Birthday Beautiful Girl!

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6 Replies


  1. Gorgeous photos! Well done for breastfeeding for a year and for continuing! Happy Birthday Edith! #dreamteam

  2. Happy birthday to your lovely lady. I love those cake smash pics - my hubby converted our living room into a studio to do ours for my daughter this time last year and I suspect he'll do the same when she turns two in a few weeks.

    Keep up the list of milestones as it never stops. I've now got a whole book dedicated just to new words and I can't keep up. Literally she's exploded in the past two months after being a relative mute for 20 months.

    As for her favourite things, knocking down towers never goes out of fashion I find. And my daughter would give her a run for her money on the dirty look to strangers. It's so bad it's actually quite comical!

    Here's to another year ahead of even more milestones and fun. Xx

  3. First of all she is so adorable and squishy and fantastic- you gotta be proud as punch to be her mama. Second of all the picture of her eating cake is EXACTLY what I look like snacking after a few drinks.


  4. Oh gosh, she is so gorgeous! Happy birthday Edith! Love those cake smash photos, they're stunning. I love this age, when they're just discovering new things all the time, and changing so rapidly. Sounds like she'll be up and walking before you know it! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

  5. Aww Edith is such a gorgeous girlie! I love these photos...really wish we'd done a cake smash too...looks like great fun. I found it such a huge milestone and felt all emotional about it, we're now at 17 months and since the 1 year birthday, it has flown by. Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

  6. Happy birthday Edith. What a beautiful girl and gorgeous photos. I love the next stage you are about to enter, they seem to learn so much between 1-2 years. You will have lots of fun. https://klout.com/dearbearandbean


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