This post is bittersweet. My baby girl just turned one. Our journey to get here was a long one but it is one I will treasure because it brought me one of my biggest joys. My babies. My first two babies were both preemies and they were both tough pregnancies, so deciding to have a third was a very difficult decision. Trying to conceive her felt like such a long road and I thought that my dreams of having a third baby would never come true after my ectopic pregnancy and the removal of my right fallopian tube. Just as we had given up hope, she decided to appear into our lives like a rainbow we never expected.
This year flew by. I still remember being pregnant. I still remember her kicking me in the ribs. I still remember the nausea the first 6-7 months of my pregnancy. I remember the birth. Her hip dysplasia diagnosis. Those long months of her in a full body brace. Her trying to roll over, sit up, crawl, stand, and now she is walking. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. But for now, I will enjoy her, and remember her as she is. Her sweet chubby smiling face, her ability to turn anyone’s face from a frown into a smile, her kisses, her baby giggles, her cries, and most of all, her love.
There were too many cake smash photos for me to choose from so I decided to post all my favorites.