In just 10 days I will be the mom to a 1 year old. How did we get here so fast?
It seems like just yesterday that I was wishing and praying to someday become a mom. I patiently waited for my time, and it seemed hopeless. But just when it felt impossible, my little miracle arrived. I was pregnant! That was one of the best days of my life. He was well worth the wait.
I actually loved being pregnant. Sure, the nausea in the 1st trimester wasn’t fun and the back aches of the 3rd trimester were miserable. Then I felt that first flicker of movement inside my belly. I got to hear the most amazing sound in the world, the heartbeat. I found out that it’s a boy and bought his first little outfit. I fell in love with the tiny little peanut growing inside me. It is the kind of love that is unmeasurable.
After months of planning and preparing, I looked forward to meeting my baby. True to Logan’s strong-willed personality, he surprised us all and arrived an entire month early. Logan was born safely at home, it was perfect and so was he. Ten little fingers and ten little toes. Perfection.
Ready or not, we were parents. It was both happy and terrifying. For the first few months, we were learning how to navigate this whole parenting thing (we’re still learning). There was colic and jaundice and mastitis. But there was also the newborn smell and tiny little curly toes. I didn’t want to let go of him, and I mostly didn’t.
Oh how exciting it has been to watch Logan grow. To see him roll and crawl. I don’t think I have ever been so excited in my life to see someone point and clap. And those sloppy open mouth wet kisses are the best.
I sometimes wish I could keep Logan a baby forever, but every single second with him brings something new to look forward to. I can’t wait to see him take his first steps or to start talking. I look forward to his first day of school and his first piece of art that he makes for me. I even look forward to him meeting his first love and getting his first job. I wonder what he will want to be when he grows up, what he will have a passion for.
PS- The beautiful photos in this post were taken by Jen of Green Apple Images (isn’t she fabulous?!). Stay tuned for some sock monkey and cake smash pics next week. Oh and my new snazzy head shot is also by Jen, love it!