Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy First Birthday Baby Girl!

My pretty birthday girl!

I cannot believe one year ago today I held you in my arms for the very first time. I couldn't wait to be a mom. I never understood what people meant when they told me about the bond and love you feel for your child is like no other. I thought I knew what I was doing, I thought it would be easy, I thought people were out of their minds when they warned me of all the awful things that having babies came with.
Then I had her. I understood what they meant about the "special" kind of love you have for your child. I realized I had no idea what the hell I was doing, and that 27 years ago my parents had no idea what the were doing. This year wasn't easy, but it was amazing. The best year of my life. I cannot wait to see what kind of person she becomes. I cannot wait to hear about her hopes and dreams. Maybe she'll want to be an astronaut, maybe the President, maybe a baker, a teacher, a superhero, or maybe a race car driver. Only time will tell and only she can figure it out and I hope I don't mess up too much!

the first time I looked in your eyes

 our first family photo (with my amazing nurse!)
daddy and you watching your first basketball game

1 month

2 months

3 months
4 months
5 months
6 months
7 months
8 months
9 months
10 months
11 months

1 year!
we had birthday cake at auntie Jackie's
Happy birthday sweet girl. I've been tearing up thinking about how quickly this year has gone by. Always remember, Mama loves you :)