Today you are one year old. Yes, an entire year has come and gone since your arrival into our lives and I could not be any more emotional. Just being honest. Time truly flies, but every single day with you is an absolute blessing, son.
We definitely had a rocky first few months with you, but once we got things figured out with your reflux, life got a little easier and mommy was able to truly enjoy our time together. I have absolutely loved watching you grow this past year and cannot believe you were once a little baby boy. You are so big now and have accomplished so much in such a short time, but no matter what you are doing, you always have a genuine smile on your face and are truly a happy baby (unless you’re hungry). Also, I’m still going to refer to you as a baby for AT LEAST another year, so just get used to it, ok? Mostly because I’m in denial that you’re growing up so fast and I refuse to begin calling you a toddler yet.
Most often than not, I tear up any time I spend playing with you after work. I just love watching you work so hard to figure out how something works and will never get enough of you. Ever! I am just so elated to be your mommy and for the opportunity to teach you and guide you as you come into your own little person. Speaking of, your personality is seriously the best ever! I love all of your laughs and HUGE smiles – because when you’re genuinely happy or laughing so hard, your smile can be seen from a mile away and lights up the room. Everyone always tells me what a happy baby you are, and let me just tell you that hearing that makes my heart burst. Because all I ever want for you in this world is to know just how much you are loved and for you to be happy. I promise to do my best with these goals as time goes by and to tell you that I love you every single day. So far, so good, because I am constantly telling you how much I love you. Even though you don’t understand it quite yet, I know you feel my love, and that’s enough for now. I seriously cannot wait for the day to hear “I love you too, mommy!” And as fair warning, there will be tears…lots and lots of tears upon hearing those words.