Today is a incredibly special day to me…
One year ago I birthed a BABY! I grew a tiny little human in my belly over the course of 10 months AND THEN pushed her out of me. AND for the first six months of her life she grew by only eating/drinking nothing but breast milk! Is that not the most amazing thing you’ve ever heard? The human body is SO amazing…
Birth is a truly humbling, magical, INTENSE, extraordinary, incredible and an unbeleievable experience. To have not been changed by the whole experience seems impossible to me. Although you have been preparing for this moment for months, you know it will come and how it will end yet it’s so nerve racking and still surprising in so many ways. What a strange thing to think that all of the sudden there is a tiny human who completely relies on me for survival.
And although it was such a foreign thing to (being a parent and what not) becoming a mother was the most natural thing I have ever experienced. This baby and the connection I had with her was unbreakable and little did I know then how much it would grow in such a short period of time.
I met this girl and my life changed. Some days are difficult, some days I want to relive over and over and over again. I know I’m getting all dramatic, I mean she’s only one. But I can’t even imagine how I will feel in ten years. Or five. Or hell, next month!
I love love LOVE this little girl to pieces! This morning Cort and I (let’s be real, it was mostly me) must’ve sang “Happy Birthday” to her ten times. We had a yummy breakfast of French toast and filled her crib with balloons. She was terrified of them at first. Really terrified. When she started to warm up to them she you push them away from her like they were little evil floating ghosts.
I really wish I had gotten a picture of it.
We spent the rest of the day running around the beach and chasing birds.
Life is GOOD!