A year ago you slipped into this world, and into my arms, placed there by heaven. I still tear up when I think back on those first moments that I held you. The moment our eyes locked I was completely transformed. In your eyes I saw total recognition, unconditional love and complete trust. You knew I was your mommy and that I would do anything for you.
In the year that has followed your daddy and I have spent so many moments lying in bed with you, chasing you around, laughing at all of the cute things you do, worrying about every little sneeze and marveling at your perfection in such tiny form. You are like us in so many ways, but at the same time you are so uniquely perfect. You are like your daddy with your love and affection. You are the cuddliest baby there ever was and are happiest when snuggled up on one of us. In other ways you are like your mommy with your busyness, strong bubbly personality and lack of cautiousness.
Our hearts are full of hopes and dreams for you. You've brought so much joy and sweetness into this world, to us and to others. Every day we are awed at the transformation of who you are becoming. Your first smile, first tooth, first word, first step - you have taught us to slow down and embrace these moments with you.
Time has flown and it will continue to fly. I know I'm not the perfect mommy but I've tried to give you all of me every day. You have taught me so many lessons, you are my greatest joy and you make me whole and connect me to God.
Thank you for making me a mommy. You are an indescribable gift. Happy birthday, my darling.
Our Year in Review
A Full Belly and Happy Heart: A (letter) to you before you arrived.
Newborn (photo shoot)!
First day of school and my feelings on returning to work (post).
Our Miracle: The scariest day of our lives. (story)
Our family (photoshoot).
First Christmas (post).
Big Sister (announcement)!
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