Less than two weeks until we have a one year old in the house!! She is definitely acting the part as she has been taking quite a few steps lately. She took her first real steps on May 1, right before bed. She had the three of us cheering her on! Each day she grows more and more confident
bringing home mayby from Kate on Vimeo.
These are the memories that flood me when I watch it:
-staying up later than I should with a newborn to work on it. . .Legs sticky from the heat of summer, windows open to let in the breeze (how I long for those days again!), my left arm asleep from holding her
-how I would crave and eat a chocolate chip milkshake every evening before going to bed…must have been a bit calcium deprived 🙂
-cradling my sleepy, sweaty baby that smelled like an intoxicating mix of milk and bath
-swaddle blankets…used and love those things dearly last summer
-feeling a bit of apprehension every night before laying down. Was she going to sleep tonight? Was she going to wake up constantly (we never had one night like that, for the record, thank you BEA!!)? And worse, was she not going to wake up?
-how MG fully embraced her sister from the very first minute and that love has never wavered. (that’s not to say she embraced her “new” mommy, but she finally came around :)) My heart could burst watching videos of their early moments together
-how everything comes full circle. A year ago, Bea was a little stranger to us. Now I look back and see the obvious: her preferred sleep position, the beginnings of an expressive smile, the hint of curly hair.
-how full my heart was. Out of the adrenaline rush that began the moment my water broke came a high that lasted the summer nigh.
The summer of 2013, in all of its sticky, milky, sweaty, lovey glory was a season I will not soon forget