We spent the first few days and weeks getting to know this strange little thing who had entered our lives. It was hard some days and I remember looking back on those quiet days of my pregnancy with yearning. I wanted to be back in that easy place where I could lay on the couch for hours and sleep and snuggle with the kitty and just be me.
But slowly and surely, this little creature edged her way into our hearts and our very beings. And now I look at that photo of the young pregnant woman on the couch, just on the cusp of a new life, and I just have to chuckle. How much she has learned and grown and changed. How much she's gotten wrong. But how much she's gotten right, too.
Tomorrow, our little girl will turn one. What a wild journey it's been so far. And on to the next!
|1 month old|
|Right before 2 month shots!|
|Almost 3 months old - This was the night before I went back to work|
|Almost 4 months at my birthday party|
|Her character started coming out in the spring|
|Lots of poolyside fun this summer|
|Beautiful baby at Hannah and Richard's wedding in June|
|Enjoying the beach with besties in East Hampton|
|First family trip to Southport, Maine|
|Papa Daughter time in Boston|
|Not quite sure about the Steam Punk exhibit at Shelburne Museum|
|Playing in the leaves at the Farmers' Market|
|Amelia's dedication on Mount Philo in October|
|On our traditional hike to get the Christmas tree at Paine's. She was a good sport.|