OMG. Really? REALLY? My baby boy is ONE? When did this happen? And how?
The first year had flown by, and every day I’m falling more and more in love with this little human being we created. No, there is no instant motherly love everyone is talking about. Yes, you love this tiny tiny newborn baby that just came out of you, but it’s a completely different feeling to loving your almost-toddler, after a year of watching him grow, learn and develop his own personality.
Last night, just before I settled Alex to bed, I stood with him in front of the bedroom mirror and watched him cuddle with me, with his sleepy face and a half-smile. I smelled and kissed his hair, wishing I could capture this moment somehow, and remember it forever.
Moments like this make all the hard work and tears so worth it.
So, happy birthday my boy. Look how far you’ve come.