The First Year

The first year is behind us. I’m proud of both myself and my baby toddler. We made it – Kyle, Lewis and I… we made it!

I have spent most of the day distracted, completely wrapped up in the memories of everything that started 1 year ago. I remember everything so vividly, from the hospital through today.

I get misty-eyed looking back at all of it. The highs, the lows, the sticky stuff, the boring stuff, and everything in between. I loved it all – even the parts I didn’t love. That shouldn’t make any sense… but it’s the truth. I would do it all again, a thousand times. Being a mom is so special, and such an honor.

My baby is gone, replaced by my toddler. He’s the same kid, but it feels so different. I just figured out my identity as a mom with a baby, but like everything else in parenthood… as soon as you figure it out, it changes, right?!