Today is your FIRST birthday! You are ONE today. I really can't believe it. Last year, on this day, your daddy and I checked into the hospital and waited to meet you. I spent the day (and the whole 9 months before) picturing what you looked like. At 4:51 that Friday afternoon, we got to found out. You were so cute! The doctor put you on my chest and I instantly fell in love. I looked at you and couldn't believe that you were my son. You and I spent your first time night in this world, by ourselves. Daddy was home with Delaney and we got some quality time together. I remember holding you against my chest, you were all curled up snuggling with me- what an amazing feeling.
I love you so much. You are the funniest little boy. I love how infectious your smile and personality are. I think that your laugh is the most adorable sound in the world. It cracks me up when you swipe your sister's toys, just because you want what she is touching. I love the way you love your blanket and the way you love me. When I get you out of your crib, you make my heart melt with your excitement. Your sleeping habits aren't the best, but every single time I am rocking you in the middle of the night, I look down at your chubby cheeks and I am in awe that you are mine.
I can't believe how fast this year has gone. I remember being terrified about having two kids. I didn't know how to do it. It didn't matter to you though. You just knew that I was your mommy and that I loved you. That was all I needed.
We just finished your first birthday party. It was so fun. I am sitting here writing this with tears streaming down my face because I am so overwhelmed by my love for you and your sister. Tonight, I have a 2 year old and a one year old. Wow....thank you for making it so easy to be your mommmy (if you want to sleep more though, that'd be okay). I love your guts Monkey. You complete my world. Happy Birthday.