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My Baby is ONE!

Posted on November 21st, 2013

It doesn’t really feel possible that one year ago right now as I type this, I was holding my newborn little girl in my arms. Although this year has had its fair share of challenges and adjustments, I feel so sentimental that my baby turned one today. I totally resonate with the quote I shared in an earlier post, “The days are slow but the years are fast.” I only have one year under my belt but in some ways I do feel like I blinked and here we are. This isn’t to sweep under the rug all of those really difficult days, especially in the early months. I still vividly remember the moments when Olivia screamed so loud that I burst into tears too. And I remember the exhausting nights waking up multiple times to soothe her back to sleep. And the five o’clock witching hour when I couldn’t wait for Jared to come home from work. But I also don’t want to forget the wonderfully sweet moments like sitting in the glider in her room holding her as she nursed. Or seeing her smile. Or watching her learn how to sit up for the first time. Or picking her up from the church nursery when she would lunge for me and make me feel like the most special mama in the world. Or tickling her under her chin and watching her giggle and belly-laugh. Or watching her joy when she noticed dogs or danced to music. Such sweet and difficult moments all wrapped up into one year. My heart overflows with gratitude (and if I’m honest my eyes droop with exhaustion!).

I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane…

Just born!

Just born!

One Week!

One Week!

Two Weeks! (A totally captures how things were going at that point! ha!)

Two Weeks!
(And totally captures how things were going at that point! ha!)

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Three Weeks!
(She is dressed in an outfit I wore when I was a baby.)

One Month!

One Month!

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Two months!

Three Months!

Three Months!

Four Months!

Four Months!

Five Months!

Five Months!

Six Months!

Six Months!

Seven Months!

Seven Months!

Eight Months!

Eight Months!

Nine Months!

10 Months in Hawaii!  (I brought the sticker but couldn't find it once we got there. Oh well, the sand picture is much more authentic!)

10 Months in Hawaii!
(I brought the sticker but couldn’t find it once we got there. Oh well, the sand picture is much more authentic!)

11 Months!

11 Months!

12 months (Much more difficult to capture a good picture!)

12 months
(Much more difficult to capture a good picture!)

Birthday Girl!

Birthday Girl!

We have SO much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving! Happy first birthday, sweet Livi girl! We love you!

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(PS I am working on a blog post recapping her first birthday party. I hope to post that soon!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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