Happy Birthday, baby boy! I remember the day that you were born like it was just yesterday. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year. You made us wait for you and went days past your due date. I was so frustrated to wait longer than I expected to welcome you into this world, but I can tell you that the wait was so worth every single second.
As the first boy in our family, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. You’ve challenged me far more than I could have ever imagined and have opened up a part of my heart that I didn’t even know existed. It’s funny because you have been my most high-maintenanced baby out of all three, but you’ve also made me realized how much I adore this baby stage. Your non-stop desire to just cuddle and be with me is the most heart-warming feeling in the world.
This year with you has brought so much change into our lives, but the change is defintely for the better. I look at you and feel that I owe you so much for taking me on a new path in life that is exactly where I need to be.
I am so lucky to be your mom. To be the one that gets to spend everyday with you. The one that you come to when you just need some comfort. To be the one that comes and gets you at two in the morning because you aren’t quite comfortable with sleeping alone just yet. To know that I am the one that brings a smile to your face.
You’ve brought so much joy to your sisters this year. They’ve learned to love in ways that they’ve never known. Their selflessness and desire to make you happy is more than I could have asked for. And I know that you feel just as much love for them.
Macks, you’ve brought so many cuddles.
But most importantly, you’ve brought us so much love.
I admit that I was a little bit sad about you turning one. Part of me wants you to be my little baby forever. To stay just the way that you are. But I know that’s not only impossible, but it’s unfair not to let you flourish and grow up to be the incredible boy that I know you will be.
Tonight I tucked you in bed for the first time as a one-year-old. I rocked you and sang you a little song with tears running down my face and you looked up at me and gave me a kiss. Even at this age, you know exactly what I need when I need it. That is why I love you little boy. Thank you for making this year one of continuous blessings.
Happy Birthday, baby boy.