This week we celebrated Little Jo's first birthday. It was a small family affair in shades of pink and grey. Happy time with love ones, balloons, cake and bubbly. On this occasion, here's a few words to you my sweetheart…
I can’t believe it’s been a year already, it has gone so quickly just like predicted. When you were born September 2nd around 4pm, I was taking by surprise. It felt so right to have you and my fears of being able to love another child as much as your big sister Luella, just vanished and I immediately loved you, with unconditional love.
I admit the first couple months were a bit challenging but we managed the witching hours of crying and hip dysplasia. Sometime when the day was chaotic or the night sleepless, I was hoping for the time to speed up and was not enjoying those precious newborn moments. I guess I felt overwhelmed. I feel guilty about it, but somehow, it helped me now cherish every moments even more. By 3 months, it all settled and we really felt blessed to have such wonderful vibrant little baby girl.
Being my second baby I knew how fast the time flies by, and I wanted to soak up every moment…
By 6 months, you already had teeth. We love that adorable goofy look, thanks to the gap between your two upper tooth. You are such a smiler, you warm my heart every morning when I come into your room. By this time you started to show some musical interest, bouncing to the music, and shaking your head with big bright happy eyes. Maybe you will like to sing as well, you can be so chatty and LOUD in your own dialect.
By 10 months, you were always on the go. Getting an expert at crawling and pulling yourself up. You developed a passion for climbing up and down… you like to be busy. And you keep me busy. I started to see your personality develop, a fascinating time.
Now at 12 months, I look back at this year with you happy little soul and I am so thankful for the love and happiness you brought me. I can't wait to see what this year brings us and to see you grow into a very determinate little toddler. But please don't grow to fast, let us enjoy those precious years… We love you little Jo!