December 13, 2012

a first.

One year ago, at 7:17am the most wonderful gift I'll ever receive came into this world and my life has been brighter since.  My sweet little Liam was born and is now a sweet, silly, happy one year old. But, I'd lie if I didn't tell you there is a tinge of sadness in my heart today, on this big first birthday. 
While looking back and compiling his first year photos, I had a hard time remembering some of those early days. Have I already forgotten? I can't even remember what it felt like to hold his 8-pound body in my arms. It all went too fast. The first 3 months are a blur in my memory.  How did we get to one year already?
Oh but the goodness he's brought to my life, so many lives. I do remember the first time I saw him smile {like a for real smile, not just gas}. It was magical. And I remember when he stayed sitting up all by himself for the first time. I remember when he ate real food for the first time {green beans} and how messy and fun it was. I remember his first experience at the beach, enthralled by the sand and ocean. I remember when he rolled - we clapped! I remember when he crawled - we clapped more! I remember when he walked - we clapped and sang yay! I remember when he started clapping - and saying "yayyyyy!" 

I don't remember what life was like without him.  And I'm okay with that.
Happy first birthday to my little bug!


  1. It's astounding how quickly time flies!! Congratulations on surviving the first year with flying colors. I hope you and Hubs take some time to celebrate together!

    Haute Child in the City

  2. Love this post. :) Happy first bday to the little guy and congrats to his mama on a successful first year of parenting!!!!! xoxo

  3. Ahhh, sweet. Happy birthday to your little man! Even though it goes so fast, every year brings something fun and new to cherish. Have a great day celebrating!

  4. Aww, happy birthday Liam! What a special day :)

  5. Ahhh, happy birthday to your little Liam!


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