Friday, September 21, 2007


One year ago today, I woke up scared to death. Scared of giving birth. Scared to meet the little person I was growing inside of me. Scared of our nice little family changing. At 2:36 your warm gooey body was draped across my chest and I knew everything was going to be just fine.

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We brought you home after only 24 hours and you were healthy and perfect in every way. At least your dad and I thought you were. Mason? He wasn't so sure. He loved to hold you and kiss you but he took a while to learn how share his time with you. It is unbelievable how things have changed.

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You are so in love with your brother it makes my heart ache. You try to do everything just like him, even trying to mimic his occasional temper tantrums, squealing and then checking to see if we are all laughing with you. But more than anything else, I love how the two of you hold hands in the car. It is so sweet to look back at the two of you and see each of your arms reached across the middle seat hand in hand. It is truly amazing.


You are a very active little girl, walking all over. You started a little over 10 months and never turned back. You say a few words like Mama, bye bye, uh-oh, guh-boy (good boy). You are a great impersonator; If I blink hard you blink hard. If I blow a raspberry, so do you. Speaking of raspberries, you hardly eat anything. You prefer milky and that's OK with me; It is what I am here for.

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The relationship you have with your Dad is a special one. Watching the two of you, I can feel the love you have for each other and it makes me love both of you that much more. I love to tell people how you have him wrapped around your little finger. When he tries to tell you "no", you just cock your head to the side and smile at him. He cracks every. single. time.
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I have to say though, you are still a mama's girl. For the majority of this past year you've not gone to anyone but your dad and me. At times it was frustrating but deep down we love it. We've learned that our babies are babies for such a short time and we need to soak up all the lovin' we can get. Your grandma was over last week and we talked about how shy you are. You are never short on smiles, but you are happiest in my arms.

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Now, looking back on the past year I can say that everything was better than fine, it was amazing. Of course there were times that were hectic but I wouldn't change any of it. You've blended right into our family and brought out the best in all of us. You make me feel like the most special person in the world.


I love you baby girl!


Lost A Sock said...

That was so sweet, and the pictures were great. Happy belated birthday!!

MP said...

Oooooo, that was the most beautiful birthday post ever!!

AnnieM said...

Thank Girls! I love that you can manipulate dates on your posts. It's a lifesaver for those of us who naturally run a tad behind!

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Christy J said...

Awww!!!!!! Happy Birthday Big Girl!!!!!!!!

Pgoodness said...

That was so wonderful - especially with the pictures! Happy birthday, little one!

tri_hard said...

i bet that Harper feels the same way about having you as a mom....very nice post...she is such a cutie!

That Chick Over There said...

Aww! That is so sweet! She's so beautiful.

I love the photo of Mason looking at her like, "What the damn hell?"

~M~ said...

You have such a beautiful family :)

Rachel said...

What a sweet post to your baby girl. And, I love the pics!

rebcram said...

What a gorgeous girl! I'm so excited to be having a girl now. This was great to read because it shows me how much I have to look forward to.

C said...

Harper's such a beautiful girl and your family pics just make my heart melt. You can totally feel the love when you look at those pics.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

omg - it's already been a year?? that means julian's birthday is coming up soon too. eep!

happy belated birthday, harper and happy belated birthing day to you, mama. :)


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