It's All About Coco

It's All About Coco
The Love Of Our Life

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

One year check up

Coco went to the doctor this week for her one year check up. She weighed in at 25 pounds, 6 ounces, which is the 90th percentile for her age. Her height was 31 inches, which is the 95th percentile. She grew one inch since her last checkup at 9 months.

She has about 10 words that she uses pretty regularly. Dada, Nene, Bye bye, night night, baba (bottle). Our favorite is her use of the word "hot". We originally used the word to dissuade her from touching the light bulb at the desk lamp in her room. Now she uses it to refer to any source of light. She will point to any light fixture, or the sun, and say "hot"! Our least favorite word in her vocabulary is "NO", which she has unfortunately mastered at a young age.

Last week Coco went to two birthday parties. One was at the Little Gym in Scarsdale where she got to play on the mats. Not easy to navigate the mats in skinny jeans. Next time Daddies will dress her in sweats.
For the most part, Coco has a great appetite. She could eat fruit all day long (grapes and blueberries especially). Although she is a little more picky when it comes to veggies and meats. She much prefers to feed herself. At the birthday party last week, she grabbed the piece of pizza and started chomping down.
One of her gifts for her birthday was this stroller. She loves walking around the house with it.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Coco's First Birthday

We celebrated Coco's first birthday on Saturday, February 5th. We invited a wide variety of our friends from NYC, our new friends from Westchester, Chris' colleagues from work and some of Coco's friends from her various playdates. There were probably about 80 people in total with roughly 20 kids.

I must say that I met Coco's first birthday with a mixture of emotions. I am so happy at how fortunate we have been. We are so incredibly grateful about how healthy she has been. She had the sniffles for a couple of days, but that was pretty much it (***knocking on wood***). She has developed into a beautiful, healthy and happy little girl. On the other hand, it is a little overwhelming how fast it is all going. It seems like just yesterday she couldn't hold her neck up on her own and now she is running around and insisting on feeding herself. I guess the only way to slow things down is to cherish every moment and live in the present. It is such a cliche, but so true.

We thought it would be special and more personal to have the party at our house, which presented some logistical problems given that we really don't have any parking. We were fortunate enough to get permission from the landlord of the office building accross the street to use their lot. We have been having a very rough winter and we still probably had a foot of snow on the ground. It has rarely been above freezing, so there was a lot of ice on the driveway. The weather forecast predicted snow and ice on the big day, which deterred a number of our guests from making the journey. Fortunately, the snow quickly turned to rain and I was able to chip a lot of the ice off the driveway.

Elmo came and was a big hit! Coco was a little freaked out at first, but eventually warmed up to him. We are very grateful to Eric Winterling who made Coco's stunning dress!

We were a bit overwhelmed by the generosity of our friends and family. It took two days to open all of the gifts. She received over 50 outfits, 8 pairs of shoes, jewelry, countless toys and books. She is definitely all set for spring and summer and has loads of entertainment for the foreseeable future.

My different our lives are from a year or two ago!! Who knew being dads could be this much fun!!

Coco had the pinkalicous cake from Crumbs. It weighed about 80 pounds. Believe it or not, the whole things was gone within the week!! Special thanks to Reggie Luiso who helped us cut the cake with such mastery and speed!!