Where do I even begin? I guess, I should start at the beginning, there was never a doubt in my mind that I wanted to be a mother so the day that your father and I found out that you were on the way, was one of the best days of our lives. We couldn't imagine a happier state of mind but little did we know that the best days still lied ahead.
Our next best day came at our 12 week appointment, we heard your tiny little heartbeat and it brought tears to my eyes. I must have played that video 12 times that day, this was really happening and you already had me wrapped around your tiny little nub of a finger. Up next, we found out we were going to bring a baby boy into the world and although your daddy wouldn't admit it, he was high fiving himself over and over!
Finally, the day that changed our lives forever and for the better-your BIRTHday. You came out 8lbs, 2 ounces and 19 3/4 inches long at 5:04 pm. Our dream was our reality and from that day forward, it only got better. I never imagined just how much you would change my life but from the first minute the doctor placed you in my arms, I knew I be dead before I let you be harmed. (Couldn't resist the Will Smith lyric)
This last year you have grown in so many ways. You are now 25lbs and about 33 inches tall. You have a full set of teeth, 12 to be exact. You still have my pretty blue eyes and I think it is pretty certain that you will keep those baby blues. You have had two "at home" haircuts, the first being much better than the second one which I totally messed up. You are almost walking on your own, you are taking 8-10 steps at a time and if you are walking towards me, you get so excited and dive straight for me. Your favorite foods are cheese and peaches. You hate chicken. You love to play with your sorting blocks, your basketball goal, and your tow truck. Your favorite book to read at night, actually at anytime is I Love You Through and Through. You haven't started saying too many words outside of mommy and daddy and daa (dog) but it won't be long. You don't go anywhere without your lovey, in fact we had to buy a few more just in case one got lost.
You have changed my world in ways that are indescribable and I thank GOD daily that he chose us to guide you through life. That he chose us to help you become the person he envisions. And I pray that your Daddy and I are everything that you need and are provided with all the answers to the important questions that you have. I promise to you, that I will love you more every day and I will never stop protecting you. May all your little dreams come true.