10 minutes old...I have some major decisions ahead. And not simply to do with the sale of my home/buying a new home. There is a lot on my mind these days in addition to all of that.
But today, I just wanted to focus on him. My parents came by to celebrate and my twin sister came to watch him for me while I ran some errands. The big party is here at the farmhouse on Saturday afternoon.
1 month old 2 months oldToday started off slowly and perfectly. We lounged in bed, fell asleep again, and didn't wake until 9am. It was unusual, but lovely and lazy and his face lit up every time I sang, "Happy Birthday" to him. He listened to all the phonecalls, trying to grab the phone all the while and wondered why everyone else seemed to be singing the same song.
My camera kind of died today. So my sister was kind enough to lend me hers so the photos I include here are ones of over the past year. The changes in him as we celebrated each month older.
And now twelve months have passed. When I have more time and am not so exhausted, I want to compose a blog to him, written for him, dedicated to him and about what this past year has meant to me.
7 months old 8 months old
For now, I need to clean the house in preparation for a showing and hit the hay. I am too tired to gather my thoughts very well tonight, but I will say that giving birth to him was the singular most fulfilling and happiest day of my life thus far and every day since I have felt no diminishing of the immense JOY it was to become his mother and give birth to this beautiful Sonshine of mine.
9 months old 10 months old
I continue to treasure the gift he is to me and my life. What a lucky, lucky woman I am! Happy birthday, my beautiful, sweet, angel boy. You are my Son and Moon and Stars. You are my world. You are my universe.
11 months old 12 months old
And I love you with all my heart.