Happy Birthday Baby

Sigh….SIGH…..My Baby…..

I am not emotionally ready to accept that my BABY is one today. When my daughter turned one, I was helping her to learn independence, I was looking at potty training ideas, the bottle was gone, and she was not only walking, she ran! I know both of my babies will grow up much faster than I can dream of…but, he is my little tiny newborn baby…who just happens to turn one today.

{Newborn Photos by Courtney Vickers Photography}

The first months were a blur of sleepless nights and a lot of crying, then one day, he was happy, and he was SO HAPPY. He snuggles, he cuddles, he took his time sitting, crawling, and pulling up on things. He spent a lot of time snuggling and smiling and laughing. I like to think he took his time sitting so that I would be able to cradle him just a little longer, and he took his time crawling because he was just happy sitting with me. I secretly hope he takes a little longer learning to walk so I can carry him longer. Of course, I want him to be independent and sure of himself, but he can be my baby a while longer…right?

{Photo at three months by Courtney Vickers Photography}

It has been a year today since I realized those pains were indeed labor and rushed to the hospital anxious to meet my son. He has brought joy and love into my heart and made our little family feel so complete. He has such a good nature and beautiful laugh. I remember looking at him for the first time and my heart melted with such love…so much I didn’t want to put him down.ever. There isn’t a day that I don’t look up and say thank you for this amazing family. Now he “cruises” around the house, loving to play with his big sister, and follow the big kids around when they play…but when he is tired, he still crawls to me and puts his head down in my lap…and I melt.

Happy Birthday Baby

The most amazing moments for me as a mom so far are when I am watching my kids interact. It’s clear every second of every day that I am not the only one who is glad to have this little man in our family, and that….truly makes my heart melt.

{Photos by Courtney Vickers Photography}

Happy Birthday Baby Boy…sorry for the Cliche but no matter how many birthdays you have, you will ALWAYS be my Baby.

Oh. and no. I haven’t even started trying to wean him from the bottle…soon enough I am sure.

I love you. forever. That is all.

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  1. Awww! We all love sweet Holden, but NOTHING can compare to his Mommy’s love! Love you both, well all of you actually! Happy Birthday, Holden!

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