Happy Birthday to you! One of the most fun things I get to do is to celebrate a first birthday with a baby and her mother. I love to celebrate not only the baby but congratulate the mother as well!
The first year is not an easy journey. The hardships, sleepless nights, and on some days just doing it though exhaustion for pure survival leads to the sweetest bond between the two of you. The good stuff takes hard work…and these little ones are hard work so they must be the best stuff! Never in my life have I learned the lesson of how selfish I was and how much I would have to sacrifice to really love my child well.
Each stage is so different but comes it seems with equal hardships. My first daughter is now entering pre-teen years and y’all! It’s no joke and at times breaks your mama heart. Enjoy baby/toddler days when they are truly all of themselves without worrying about what other girls think of them! Geeez. I just keep assuring her this too will pass. And I keep telling myself that too.
It feels like 10 years skipped in the blink of an eye. Make sure to find a way to document it.