My Baby is ONE!
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…
We have SO much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving! Happy first birthday, sweet Livi girl! We love you!
(PS I am working on a blog post recapping her first birthday party. I hope to post that soon!)