One.

One year & one week ago. My little mister went from here:

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To here:

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He went from 7lbs 7oz and 20 inches of tiny perfection:

He was once this tiny?!  It is insane how fast they grow... And how I have been able to plump him up! lol

He was once this tiny?! It is insane how fast they grow… And how I have been able to plump him up! lol

To 23lbs 30 3/4 inches of handsome, funny, kind, loving awesomeness… much larger perfection:

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He has flipped our lives upside down and already endured some crazy life changes with us.  A big move, two new jobs (one for Mommy, one for Daddy) and then all his big accomplishments:  from first rolls, to crawling, to walking… babbling and puzzle solving and reading Dan Brown books with momma (ok, we read baby/children’s books too ha).

We have been so busy lately that I haven’t even updated with his 11 month update so it may come in the form of a 11 & 12 month update but regardless it will come.

This year has been filled with so much emotion – tears of sadness (he is growing too fast), tears of pure joy (omg, he is so awesome and healthy), laughing at all of his antics (funny faces, funny words… calling daddy “hec-tor!” haha.)

He has successfully celebrated all of his “first” holidays usually in a “My first ____” shirt and/or cute special occasion outfit.

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He has been such an amazing little joy in our life.  He will brighten up any room and is a true little heart throb.  He has 8 teeth, a killer personality and give the best hugs.  My experience this past year has been one that has grounded me as an individual and has given me the deepest feelings of joy and accomplishment.  There really is nothing like raising a new baby.  As he grows to be more independent and I give him space to wander… I am amazed by how much he teaches me.  How to smile at little things, how to be wow’d by peak-a-boo and Uncle Joey and Grandpa’s magic tricks… How to enjoy a blueberry and how to sing and dance, like there is no one in the world but us.

Thank you for such an amazing year, my little love.

I’ll be back with party updates, 11 & 12 month updates and what this momma has been up to as far as fitness.

Love,

Jen.