Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy 12 Months: A Year in Review

Dear Baby Boy,

Has this day really come?  Have 12 months of your precious life already come and gone? 
It truly feels like just yesterday when we were announcing our pregnancy to our friends and family, 
taking our "Babymoon" to Cabo San Lucas, decorating your nursery, and awaiting your anticipated arrival.  We had no idea how our lives were to change.  How our hearts would grow.  
And just how much we could love this wonderful gift God blessed us with.

There is no way to even explain the joy you have brought into our lives. 
Every day is better than the last, and it is such a delight watching you grow, learn, and explore the world around you.   

You are curious, but cautious.  
Silly and sweet, but a little shy too.
You love to snuggle and cuddle (which I simply can't get enough of).
You are so happy, smiling constantly, and giggling at just about everything that Daddy says or does.
You love to sleep, and splash in the bathtub, but you hate to get water in your eyes.
You love car rides, and turning pages of books.  
You are on the move, not walking quite yet, but you can crawl faster than lightning.
You are quite the little babbler, and your favorites words are "oh" and "oooh".

What a whirlwind this past year has been.  There were sleepless nights that I thought would never end.  There were tears of frustration, and cries of concern.  There were phone calls to doctors, and to every friend that had gone through "Motherhood" already.  
There were times of regret and guilt, disbelief, and confusion.

But then there were those bright blue eyes that looked up at me, promising me that we were going to be OK.  That those late nights and early mornings would all be worth it.  That sleep would come, and I would shower again someday.   
And you would smile.  And laugh.  And lift your arms up to be held.  And rest your head on our shoulders, and we just knew that we could make it.  We would make it.
And here we are...
One year later.  My how you've grown and changed little man.


And now...12 months old!!  
Happy Birthday, sweet Andrew!!

Things you love:
Daddy's hair
Being tickled
Reading books
Playing music, listening to music, dancing to music, anything music-related
Brushing your hair
Food: sweet potatoes, yogurt, pancakes, and bananas

Things you don't love:
Getting dressed
Getting out of the bath
Peas and carrots 

Weight: 16lbs 6oz
Height: 27.5 inches

Sleeping: 1 morning nap, 1 afternoon nap.  7:30pm-7:30/8am at night.
Eating: Still nursing 4 times a day, snacks and 3 meals a day.
Teeth: You finally got 2 teeth this month!  The two bottom middle ones.

And look at those curls!  You hair just grew out of nowhere this month.  
It's the best thing in the world.

Happy Birthday darling boy.
We love you so much more than words can even express.  
You are the light of our lives, and the joy of each day.
We are so proud and honored to call your our son, and we can't wait to see what this next year will bring.

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1 comment:

BLovedBoston said...

Happy happy birthday to your sweet baby boy! Can't believe he's already 1!!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston