The day you were born forever changed me. Of course it did! I not only have unsightly scars but I became a mom.
One year ago you were extracted from an incision in my stomach and into my heart. You were tiny and perfect and definitely the prettiest newborn I’ve ever seen. You looked so much like me with your red hair and blue eyes and cute little nose. I was relieved that you were finally born so that my feet and face could get back to normal. And also because I couldn’t wait to snuggle you and smell you and kiss you.
The first time you lifted your head, rolled over, smiled, ate solids, crawled, talked (your first word was “mine”), and your first steps (which I STILL haven’t gotten on video).
I have watched you grow and explore your new world and I thank you for letting me tag along.
Avery, your daddy and I love you so much. Happy birthday, baby.