Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #17 - All about Hannah

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Thirteen Things about Hannah!

Today is Hannah's 5th birthday. I can't believe it's been 5 whole years since the day I went into the hospital to be induced. Her birth was so very different from my first labor and delivery - I blogged about it a few weeks ago here. Since today is all about Hannah - here are 13 things you may or may not know about her!

  1. Hannah was the smallest of my girls, weighing in at only 7 pounds 6 ounces at birth. This may be because she was induced early - the doctors thought she might actually be larger than Abby was at 9 pounds 2 ounces. Oops...

  2. Hannah was a very easy baby, except for her bout with reflux when she was about 2 months old. After about a week of an inconsolable baby, we took her in and she was prescribed an acid reflux medication that helped immensely.

  3. She has always been a Mommy's girl. She loved to nurse and would fall asleep at the breast often and snuggle. Neither of my other two, even when breastfeeding, have loved to snuggle as much as Hannah. And she still loves to snuggle with us even now.

  4. Hannah is a drama queen with a capital 'D'. The bigger the audience, the bigger the drama. She loves to act silly and goofy for attention and is already becoming a teacher's pet at school.

  5. Hannah was born just 2 days before the school cutoff date in Michigan. While we had the option to send her to kindergarten this year (and her evaluation recommended it), we chose to hold her back and put her in Young 5's (developmental or pre-kindergarten) instead so she'll be an older child in her grade instead of the absolute youngest. I think it was the right decision.

  6. Hannah loves animals. At not even 2 years old, she could do all of the animal noises. Her favorites by far are dogs and horses though. Her collection of stuffed dogs is slowly taking over the house. And she's getting another one for her birthday today - I just can't help it because she loves and plays with them so much!

  7. She is very stubborn and doesn't do anything before she is good and ready. Like walking - at a year old she would stand in the middle of the room, then crouch down and play, then stand back up, etc. But she wouldn't take a step - even though she was perfectly capable of it. Nope, she waited until she was ready to do it, a month later. Same thing with potty training - like everything else, it happened in her own time, on her terms.

  8. Physically she couldn't be more different from Abby. She is slight where Abby is solid, blonde and blue-eyed to Abby's dark brown hair and greenish eyes. She is very social - not at all shy, and often will show Abby the way around someplace new when Abby is scared or unsure of herself.

  9. Hannah has my middle name, Lynne. I never liked my middle name very much, but wanted her to have a family name and couldn't come up with anything else that went well with 'Hannah' and our last name.

  10. Her favorite thing to do at school is music class. She loves to sing and when she tries, without being goofy, she has a sweet voice, even if she isn't quite all in tune yet. I foresee the stage in her future in some fashion or another.

  11. She and Abby are only 20 months apart and in a lot of ways interact with each other more like twins since Hannah is a bit mature for her age and Abby is a bit immature. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out as they get older.

  12. She is the difficult one to get out of bed in the mornings. Abby pops right up and out of bed with no problem, but Hannah only leaves her bed grudgingly, protesting all the way. Which is exactly like me. :)

  13. Her favorite color this year has been orange. Before her birthday last year, it was green. According to Hannah, you choose a new favorite color every year on your birthday, so as of today, I believe it's going to be red, unless she changes her mind to something else at the last minute.

Happy Birthday, Hannah-bear!

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16 wonderful people said...:

grace said...

Happy birthday beautiful girl!

Pamela Kramer said...

Ahhh Cheers to Hannah!

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

stubborn = strong willed!
:) awesomeness!

Joyismygoal said...

Nice post I hope she liked it

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday to her!

My Thursday Thirteen is up too! :)

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Happy Birthday Hannah! Your the apple of mom's eye.

Julia said...

Happy B-Day Hannah!

And happy TT to Mommy ;)
Greets Julia

Skittle said...

Stubborn = Middle child. I know, I am one :)

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday to Hannah! Our Lani was almost a Hannah Lynn. That's my middle name also, but without the "e"! In junior high I always wrote it with an "e" because I thought it looked cooler! LOL!!

Head Gaggler said...

What a great list. She's a beauty. Happy Birthday!

Secret Agent Mama said...

Sweet! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your girl!!

Believer in Balance said...

What a cutie! Happy Birthday Hannah!

Denise Patrick said...

Awwww! Happy Birthday, Hannah. I hope you have many wonderful moments and treasures to last a lifetime.

Denise

Shana said...

Happy Birthday Hannah!

Thea said...

This is a wonderful list! Happy Birthday, Hannah!

Anonymous said...

Nice list. Happy Birthday to her.