Monday, April 18, 2016

A Letter to My Baby on the Eve of Your First Birthday

Dear Sweet One, 

I haven't spent much time this past year reminiscing and being sentimental. I've been far too busy enjoying you and all you've accomplished in just one short year! Watching you grow and seeing what new things you've learned each day has been one of the biggest joys of being your mom. Maybe it's the teacher in me, but I found it all incredible to watch. I remember the first time you reached for a toy. What an achievement. Now, you can carry three toys while army crawling, one in each hand and the bonus toy in your mouth. Then there was that week you learned how to roll from back to front. You did that over and over for days. You were so proud. 

365 days ago (we had a leap day) was the day that our lived changed forever! What a wonderful blessed day that was. 5 lbs 8 oz (2500 g exactly) and 20.5 inches long, 10 fingers, 10 toes. You were small and perfect. Your father and I were so in love with everything about you!

I don't want to gush, but I do want you to know that we are still so in love with everything about you. I probably won't be too sentimental very often because I'm totally confident that you will continue to amaze me with all that you learn. I do want to stop occasionally and remember to treasure these moments, and the eve of your first birthday seemed like a good time to do just that. This very short letter only took me most of the evening to write because you needed some extra cuddles tonight. Getting teeth isn't very fun. I'm so glad that you needed those extra snuggles on this last night as my baby because when I snuggle with you tomorrow, I'll be snuggling a toddler. I can't wait to meet him and see what he has to teach us all!

We love you sweet boy! May God bless you this year and always. Happy birthday!

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