The big day has come! My little bundle of joy is one year old! He's not my baby anymore, he's my toddler. Scary thought. I can't believe it. The day he was born seems like an eternity ago, but it also seems like yesterday. I can't even remember what life was like before him.
I remember that I just stared and stared at him that first day. I couldn't take my eyes off of him. I still stare at him all of the time, and lose track of life just watching him. Watching him sleep, eat, play, talk, crawl, and now walk. I'm always trying to take in every moment, wishing that I could freeze it in time. Years from now, I won't wish that I read more books, that my house was more clean, or that I watched more tv. I will wish that I had soaked up more of these precious moments with my son.
He's become so independent. He likes to figure things out on his own, but he's not a brat when he's helped. He's so very loving an affectionate. Always giving snuggles, with his arms or his face. He loves music and dancing, and giggling as he enjoys himself. He likes challenging himself with problem solving and learning new skills. He never wants to just sit around (unless he's sick or exhausted), he's always doing something. He loves his mommy and daddy, and thinks it's the best to go back and forth between us. He's our amazing son, and he already made me so proud.
Although nothing can bring me back to this point in time, I'm trying to capture it as best I can. This blog has helped me record his weeks, and our lives together. I've used an app on my phone to document every single day since he's entered my life. It's amazing to look back on a picture from each day and see how much he's changed. I take tons of pictures with my phone, and have to empty the memory at least monthly. I hope that I will be better with using my actual camera in the coming days, but it's tough to keep a camera around with chasing a little boy.
Max still loves to nurse. He signs for his milkies and gets it as soon as we can. He's so happy when we know what he means with his signing. I am trying to teach him some other signs as well, but he usually thinks I'm just playing around. We goof off so much that it's probably confusing for him. He will get it though! He's a smart cookie!!
I love this little boy so much. He's made his daddy and I so happy, and we are both so grateful that we have him in our lives. I can't imagine how much more I can love him, but I know that I love him more and more each day.
To quote his favorite book/song of the moment:
You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know, dear
How much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away
Happy Birthday Max!