Nia Annabelle

(NEE ah: African name from a Swahili word which means ‘purpose.’)

Arrived: Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Age: 0 to 1 year

Introducing: Our birth (and gender reveal) announcement the day after Nia was born.

Nia’s Birth Story: Part I & Part II: Lengthy and detailed, but gives you the scoop on how this little miss entered the world!

Nia’s Video Debut: The first video of Nia on the blog.

Breastfeeding So Far: How our breastfeeding journey started out.

How Two Became Three: The story of how I found out that I was pregnant.

Raising Nia Naturally: What we’re doing to raise Nia in the most natural way possible.

Starting Solids + Our First ‘Munchkin Meals’: What solids we’ve started her on from the beginning and what her eats are like at 8 months.

Munchkin Meals: 9 Months Old: This month, I go into what breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks look like at this age.

Munchkin Meals of an Almost One Year Old: See how Nia’s diet has changed just before her first birthday!

Munchkin Meals: How to Introduce Top Allergenic Foods: My tips for introducing the foods that babies experience the most reactions to.

Age: 1+ years

Nia’s One Year Photoshoot: A look a some of the pictures we had done for Nia turning one!

First Year Birthday Party: I show you how we celebrated Nia’s first year of life!

A Sign Language Video: In this post, I included a video with some of the signs Nia was doing at the time.

Munchkin Meals: 14 Month Eats: I show you some of the meals that Nia enjoyed during her 14th month.

Munchkin Meals: The Tortures of Teething: A look into Nia’s 15 month old eats that changed a bit due to teething and how we worked our way around it.

Life With a 15 Month Old: I show you what a typical day is like (hint: it involves being really busy).

Munchkin Meals: New & Old: A look at some of the new foods Nia ate in the last month, as well as the old favourites (at 16 months of age).

Raising Nia Naturally: 1.5 Years Later: I update you on how we are continuing to raise Nia in the most natural way possible, with things like: clothing, bath, toys, and food. (The previous update was done at 6 months old.)

A First Words Video: At the bottom of this post, you can catch a video where Nia showcases the words she’s saying (at just over 1.5 years old).

A Sign Language Video at 20 Months: Scroll on down to the bottom of this post to check out a video of Nia’s sign language skills at this point in time.

Munchkin Meals: What’s Changed in a Year: I do a ‘then’ and ‘now’ comparison to what Nia was eating a year ago from this post taking place.

How To Get Your Toddler to Eat While Teething: I give some advice on what you can do to ensure that your child continues to eat while they’re going through the difficult teething stages!

Monthly Updates:

One Month

Two Months

Three Months

Four Months

Five Months

Six Months

Seven Months

Eight Months

Nine Months

Ten Months

Eleven Months

Twelve Months