We did it! We made it to one! You’re still a functioning human baby and I’m still a functioning mother of three!
You’ve experienced much beyond your year. A busy home life! Job interviews! Two trips abroad! Two snows – make that three snows – make that a ton of snow between two countries! Exhausted mother bumping you into things! Siblings stepping on your head!
You destroy things, but you also build.
When you enjoy food, you really enjoy food.
You’re feeling out nature (without eating it all the time).
You’re talking back to us, to the dogs, to the walls, to the pacifiers, to the occasional Sesame Street.
You’re one of the gang.
I remember seeing you the first time like it was an hour ago. My first thought was, ‘it’s a girl?!’ and my second thought was ‘hahahaha your awkward first photo is going to haunt you.’
And then, just like that, like a puzzle piece, like a booster seat strap, you snapped right in… to my arms, to our daily routine, to our car (thank you Diono) and to our family life.
Keep wide-eyed, keep growing, keep laughing with us Nettles.