It has been a very good year. Full of lots of learning, not much sleeping at times and more love than I ever could imagine. The baby we brought home from the hospital is a totally different little guy than the one year old who has us wrapped around his finger. And while I thought my heart would burst with love for the newborn, it is continued to grow month by month. We have had our bad days (I am looking at you molars and our brilliant idea to see if he still needed reflux meds…he does), but this summer has been almost perfect and in a lot of ways going back to work in a couple of weeks is going to be more difficult than when I started back after my maternity leave. Because now he says “mama” and give hugs and snuggles. And I have gotten used to categorizing everything I do into '”nap” and “with Carter” activities. And baby babbles. And catching some more zzzz’s every morning in our bed…which would be something that should last forever, but for the next couple of weeks it is perfect. And did I mention snuggles?
So happy first birthday to the best little boy a mom and dad could ask for…thanks for the best year yet.
I can’t wait for the next one.