Sunday, June 6, 2010

I have a ONE year old!!

Stop the presses! My baby turned one. June 4. I cried. Its a fact. Ask Devin. I just cant believe that my baby isn't a baby anymore. I am thrilled that he still wants a bottle at bedtime, and that he wants me to rock him in his bed. Thrilled that he loves to cuddle when he is tired. Thrilled that he is becoming independent, and oh so much fun with an amazing personality. Thrilled that he is so dang cute!! Thrilled that I just bought "What to Expect With Your Toddler" because I I have no clue what to do when he thinks its fun to bite and pull hair and hit and throw his food, or what he should be eating, or how what developmentally appropriate things he should be doing... you have all been here right? I can hardly believe a year has already gone by, and even more cannot believe how much I love my little one. I am a mother. I have a child. I love being a mommy..... except when the things happen that I didnt sign up for (getting puked on multiple times already, chunks of hair ripped out, poop smeared on floor, things broken, messes all over the place, screaming, crying.... everything else) Motherhood is not what I expected it would be, and although it is challenging, and exhausting, it is better than I ever could have imagined. I am so thankful to my Father in Heaven for blessing me (us) with little Braden Boy. He is our angel and he is one!!


David and Deena said...

I think that is a classic statement..."MOtherhood is not what I expected!" so many ways it's better!

Cody & Brittany Hawkes said...

wow!!! 1 year old already :) SO FUN! I can't believe you guys have been gone from Rexburg that long...I don't even think I've seen the little guy yet. Well we would totally LOVE LOVE to see you all- when are you coming into town?? let us know because we are going to be gone on the 26th of this month for my sister's wedding in UT. Have a great week and take care! we miss you all :)


ALi said...

so fun! can't believe next year around this time our baby will be one. It is crazy how fast time goes. Looks like he had a great birthday, sorry we couldn't make it to the party, btw love the one t-shirt, did you make it?