My sweet little girl turned One yesterday and I just couldn’t believe it! During the days leading up to her anniversary on this earth I just couldn’t stop thinking about everything. From how my life has changed since becoming a Mother to how much SHE has changed in just 12 short months. So often you hear people say that the time goes by so fast with children and it seems just like yesterday that they were born. I found this to be true and false at the same time.
Yes, I remember everything so crystal clear from the days that led up to Sloan being born … it was a LONG process haha. I remember how I felt, I remember my nurses, I remember how incredible my husband was. Most importantly, I remember holding my baby girl for the first time. I remember the first time she wrapped her tiny fingers about my thumb. I remember the way she melted onto my shoulder and cuddled next to the curve of my neck. All of this runs through my mind like it just happened.
However, at the same time, I don’t really remember my life before her. I mean, obviously I don’t have amnesia, so I remember it … but it feels like an old book I read along time ago. Life before Sloan was great, but life since Sloan is on an entire other level. A level of joy, sunshine, tears, cuddles, meltdowns and giggles. While I’ve only lived this life as Sloan’s Mama for one year, I can’t imagine any other life.
This life, this “book” is the one I want to keep reading. I can’t wait to see what the next chapters have in store for my little princess and our family! But for now, let’s enjoy Sloan having her first taste of sugar!