we welcomed Julia Grace Cherry into the world and our family. I can not believe my sweet girl is one. I can't imagine life without her -- her sweet little smile, her chubby cheeks, her hysterical laughter, her soft little body, her silly noises, her quirky personality...
How funny it is that such a tiny little being can turn your world on its head.
One year ago today,
*I weighed more than my husband.
*Epidural became my favorite word.
*We finally got to see the face of the little creature that had been kicking the crap out of me for the past several months. And what a precious face it is ...
*I never knew it was possible to be so in love with someone in just a matter of seconds.
*I didn't regularly use words like Boppy, Bumbo, sippy cup, Diaper Genie, cutie patootie, sweetie peatie... Now they are part of my vocabulary.
*We regularly had bottles of wine in the house. Now we have baby bottles.
*I used to sleep in until 9 or so. Now I'm up at 7, greeted by Miss Julia bouncing up and down in her crib because she's happy to see me. What a fabulous way to start the day.
*My house used to be spotless but now there are piles of books, toys, napkins, bibs, whatever Julia can get her hands on all over the floor.
*I didn't kiss other people's toes, but now I can't get enough of that girl's sweet little feet. I just want to eat her with a spoon!
*I wasn't one to say a lot of prayers but now I thank God every night for giving me this most precious gift and asking for help so that I won't mess up too badly.
Some pics of our baby from her first year of life.
Happy Birthday, sweet girl!