In two days my little lady will turn one.
I'm not sure how most Mom's feel two days before the first anniversary of the birth of their child; maybe sentimental? sad? in denial? I don't think I'm either of those. I'm just happy.
A lot of people keep asking me, "Can you believe she is going to be a year old?" And if I were to answer that question honestly, I would say that yes, I think I can. Does that sound weird? I don't know if I am able to really express my feelings on the subject because in some ways the time has flown by and in others it's dragged on.
Maybe planning a party for her birthday and having something to look forward to has helped me come to terms with Addy growing up. I do miss the days when Addy was tiny and so new but I love the stage she is in now, just learning to walk and explore the world in a new way. I've loved every stage and I'm looking forward to the next one.
So the question we've been asking ourselves all week is "What were we doing a year ago?"
A year ago today, we were just a family of two anxiously awaiting the arrival of little "Baby D," also known as Carlos. We had a boy name ready go and 2 good girl names.
A year ago today, we tried the car seat on George. Who would have known that George would become one of Addy's favorites?
A year ago todayish, we took the last of our weekly prego pictures. After several pictures where I looked awful, Matt got frustrated and decided a candid shot was the way to go, when that didn't work, he thought he would show me how to pose. The photos are awful but good for a laugh.
A year ago today, we had no idea that our baby girl would have to spend a week in the NICU or how loved we would will by family and friends who cleaned our house, sat with us at the hospital, brought us food and sent encouraging words. (I remember every email, note and text. Thank you!!!)
A year ago today we had no idea how much joy this little lady would bring to our lives.