A year ago today, I became the your mama. It was the happiest and scariest day of my life. I was so happy to finally met who had been kicking me for the last few months. You were the most beautiful baby my eyes had ever seen. I stared at you for hours that first day as I could not believe that you were really mine. How did I get so lucky. At the same time I was very scared. Mama was not a baby person and you were so small. You weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces. I had no idea what I was doing. Sure, mama was 37 and I had worked with kids before as a child protective social worker, but I knew nothing about how many times to feed you or even how to nap you. Those first few days were hard. Mama had a c-section which got infected as it tried to heal, but each day got better. Mama breastfeed you and that too was very hard in the mama's milk didn't come in right away and you were a bit fussy. Some people call it colic, but after a few months were survived all the hard moments and when you were four mouths things entered into an AMAZING time! You are always smiling and you are always chatting away. You talk so much and you are so smart. I am sure that other mama's think the same thing about their babies but I really think you are the smartest one year old ever. You said mama at four months! If that isn't smart then I am crazy. So today I thank you for giving me the chance to be your mama.
I love you, I love you, I love you!