You’re amazing. I can’t believe you’re one today. Wow. You turning one ran up on me so quickly. Time slows down for no one. I cherish every single moment with you. I remember May 13, 2015 as if it were yesterday. I didn’t get much sleep the night before because you were on your way and I had no idea that I was only hours away from meeting you for the very first time. I was so in denial because you fooled us a couple of days before and you were a no show. You’re such a jokester. You get that from your dad and BOTH of your papas. You are something else. You are so much like your daddy, but I see me in you as well. It’s so amazing that we made you out of love and we love you more than you’ll ever know. Words can’t even begin to describe how much I love you, but I’ll show you every single day as long as I live. God is so good. There were doubters, but you showed up and showed out.
My labor wasn’t really that bad at all because I didn’t even know I was in labor. I went through labor most of that night at home and if I had waited any longer I might have had you at home or on the way there! I arrived at the hospital around 9:30 AM, started pushing at 12 PM, and welcomed you to the world at 1:12 PM. It was an experience that I will never ever forget. I am so thankful that everything went so smoothly with labor and delivery. I was so excited and scared at the same time. I’m a mom. This was all new to me and it’s still new. I’m responsible for a little human. A one year old. ONE. You’re ONE. This has been the fastest year I’ve ever had in my life. My eyes are filling up with tears as I just reflect on the year in amazement.
How are you so perfect? I love every single thing about you. I even loved you before I met you. You are mommy’s world. My beautiful baby girl. You are my heart and you have my heart forever. We are forever connected. You’re the only one that has heard my heart beat from the inside and I’m the only one that felt your movements. Your heart beat INSIDE of me. When I first heard your heartbeat…it was the best song I ever heard. My favorite song. I carried you around everywhere with me for nine months. I got to know you before I ever saw your face. Being your mom is the best thing that ever happened to me. It’s the best job I’ve ever had. It’s the most rewarding one and one that I will always have and be the most proud of. I love being your mom. It absolutely melts my heart when you call my name. It makes me feel like the best mom in the world when you randomly give me kisses. I always wonder what you’re going to be like. What traits you’re going to take from me and what you’re going to take from your dad. I see your personality already starting to shine bright. You’re already strong my little warrior so I know that you can be anything and do anything that you put your beautiful mind to. I’ll be right here cheering you on. Always.
I hope you enjoy your first birthday even though you don’t really realize what is going on. People say that you won’t remember your first birthday so don’t go all out. No worries. Your daddy will make sure you remember it. He really loves making memories and keeping them so that we can look back on them. You’ll see how much you were loved from before you were born until now and beyond that. I think you will really appreciate that. It’s cool to look back on moments when I was pregnant with you or back when you were only a couple of weeks old or months old. You’ve changed so much since then and have learned so much. You’re so smart. You’re so beautiful. You’re so sweet. You’re so silly. You’re so feisty. You’re so you.
Happy first birthday my baby love. Mommy loves you forever and always. You’ll always be my baby girl.