Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Lucy

Dear Lucy,

Last year at this time I was freaking out because I was so scared to go into labor. I was working (what else is new), and your grandpa was fixing our oven. It was a sunny day, and dad just got home from work. Now here we are, 365 days later, and I can't even believe it. It's cliche, but seriously, where has the time gone?

I went from loving you, but hardly know you at all, to you being my entire world. This year has been the quietest most eventful year of my life.

It is hard to believe that you are all mine. And by mine, I mean you are all ours, daddy included. But really, you are all mine.

I have watched you lift your head up, roll over, crawl, and stand up. I have watched you discover your hands, your feet, your tummy, your toes. You are an observer. I constantly see your mind working; your face serious. Sometimes you are very serious, but right now you are kind of silly. Everything is funny, and you are ready to laugh all the time. I turn around fast, bam, that's hilarious. Looking upside down? the funniest thing ever.

You now have 3 teeth, and 2 new ones poking through. You love Ollie, and say his name all day. You also tell him to sit. And you say, Uh oh, mamma, daddy, hi and what's this. You jabber all day. It's one of my favorite things.

You are a beautiful baby. We are told everywhere we go. But we already know it. You have long dark eyelashes, olive skin (everyone wants to know where you got it from), big hazel eyes, and a contagious smile. And your laugh? It is ridiculous how cute it is.

You are also kind of sensitive. You cry when dad laughs, or when people look at you too long. But you love to snuggle, go to the grocery store, take baths, be tickled, climb over things (and people), crawl super fast, crawl up the stairs, play peek-a-boo, poke Oliver, grab Dad's glasses, and play with your cousins. You give kisses under duress.

I can't believe I have permanently said goodbye to nursing, you sleeping on my chest, you fitting in the crook of my arm, the baby car seat, staying still, sleeping next to me in the morning.

Your infanthood, early babyhood is forever gone.
And that makes me cry just thinking about it.

But every day is a new discovery, and right now I'm pretty much your favorite person. I hope that lasts for a really, really long time.

I love you more than I could ever express. You are the light in my every day.
Cheesy? I so don't care.

I love you sweet, silly girl.

Love, Mom


kimsueellen said...

*tears* love this post, with camilla not much older, i know these feelings all to well. bittersweet for sure. thank you for coming over yesterday and sharing her with us. she is a joy, and emmaree can't stop talking about how cute and sweet she is. xoxo

Wentzu Chang said...

such a sweet post...soooo sweet, and are beautiful...more pictures....more pictures...

caitlin said...

Such a sweet post. Happy Birthday Lucy Girl! She's such a doll.

Taryn said...

Love this post. I am sad we miss so much of our litte lucy girl. We love you all and hope Lucy has a great birthday.

Lizzie said...

So sweet. I remember when you posted that you were pregnant. It gave me chills!

The chalk board pumpkins are amazing!

BreeAnn said...

Cute post! I want to see more pictures of her party! :)That first year does go by so fast!

lifeinredshoes said...

Hard to believe, isn't it:)

Nicole said...

What a sweet little letter. She will absolutely love to have that tender note from her sweet mommy. Take care.