So we kinda ruined his first birthday party. =/ Sorry! She weighted 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 19 3/4 in. long. Adaliah was the first baby born in Van Wert Co so she got her picture in the paper and we received some really nice things from some local businesses. I get a lot of questions about her name, so I shall explain it. Her middle name was always going to be Ruth as that is my middle name and is kind of a tradition to pass the name on when you get it. It was my adored grandma Barnhart's middle name, a great aunt's, my cousin Ginnys, her daughters, and now my daughter's. I liked the name Adalyn. Well I was looking up the meaning of that name....since meanings of names are very important I believe...and it didn't have a meaning because it is two modern names simply put together. Well that didn't sit well with me or Miguel. Right under Adalyn was Adaliah which is a Hebrew name meaning "God is my refuge" or a Spanish name meaning "Noble". We loved it so she is our little Adaliah Ruth Calderon.
I LOVE being a mom. I must admit that the first few months were a challenge though. Adaliah fought sleep and completely had her days and nights turned around for a month straight. This was VERY difficult especially since I had to go back to work when she was 5 weeks old due to Miguel getting laid off when Adaliah was three weeks old. Not what we planned as I have always wanted to be a stay at home mom, but God knows and has a plan bigger than MY plans. So dear readers if you have any questions about how to get a baby to sleep, please feel free to ask as we have been down that road. At 6 months she was still getting up 3-5 times a night so we moved her into her own room. She cried for 2 hours straight. That was one of the hardest things to do...to not go and comfort my baby but I knew there was nothing wrong with her she just wanted attention. After that first night, she started sleeping through the whole night and Miguel and I started to feel like normal human beings again.
When Adaliah was 6 months old she got to go visit her family in Arizona. She did wonderfully on the airplane and she received LOTS of attention for the almost two week we were there. Here are some pictures of our family and our adventures out there such as playing the Wii to the wee hours of the morning...thanks Terry and Sam that was fun, spending lots of time with our neices and nephews, bonding once again with my bro-in-laws- thanks for the shooting lessons Alex and for the food Roy- you really need to teach Miguel to cook like you guys! Thanks also to Canti and Al for helping with the cost of getting us to AZ. And to girl time with Jodi! Yeah! Great to see my mom and dad-in law as well. =)
Adaliah is now one....I will post pictures later from her and Micah's party and is soooo much fun! She says "dada", "mama", "dog", and "hi". She is taking steps but not "officially" walking. Crawling is still so much quicker you know. =) She loves to laugh, eat, and be with her family. She makes dinosoar noices and this weird"gully-gully" noise while rolling her tongue. She is quite talented. If I can figure out how to post videos I will put one up of her doing that. Don't wanna miss that! I really can't think of anything else now but if I do I will blog about it later. So...drums roll please.... I give you pictures of Addies through the last year. Thanks for letting me tell you ALL about my baby and enjoy your day.....this day will never happen again you know. =)