Thursday, October 20, 2011


Dear Sophia,

Today you are 1 year old.

It's midnight on October 20th 2011 and I am up getting things together for your first birthday party this Saturday. It's crazy to think that this time last year I was in labor waiting to meet you. I can't believe it's been a year.

My labor wasn't too bad. It all happened so fast. But at 6:55 I fell in love with the most beautiful lil girl. My beautiful 6lb 10oz baby girl. I remember just crying. I was so happy and so very thankful that you were finally in my arms and so perfect.

 Even though you came 3 weeks early, you were as healthy as can be, and so beautiful. I remember just starring at you for the longest time shortly after you were born. I was SO tired but I just wanted to stay awake and look at you. I loved being your mommy at the time and kew that my life would  be changed forever, because of you.

Being your mommy has been the greatest pleasure in my life. You have made me so happy since the first time I ever held you to now. You have taught me so much and have made me such a better person. Everyday with you is new, fun and so full of life. 

I have enjoyed watching you grow. You have changed so much and it goes by too fast. I still remember you as a tiny lil new born always curled up laying on me. Now you are crawling around all over the house and saying words like book and dog all day. You still love to just lay on me and I love it. It shows me that you love me just as much as I love you.

I thank God every day for such a healthy, perfect baby that he has given me. I'm thankful that we have made it a year and we still have each other.

You are my everything.

You are so friendly to everyone and always smiling. You share your toys at daycare and love to dance. You like to play peek a boo with the dish towels while mommy (mom mom as you would say) is doing the dishes. The first thing you say in the morning is da da. 

You love to feed yourself. Especially strawberries. You drink from your sippy cup and you are now drinking whole milk. You are pulling yourself up so good now and I know you will be walking so soon. You hate to wear sock and shoes and you pull them off with a smile on your face. You want me when your sleepy and you love to cuddle and fall asleep with mommy.

You are still fighting sleep and waking up in the middle of the night. But hopefully that will change soon! When we go out in public everyone wants to say how beautiful you are, & you truly are. I feel so proud when I hear it.

You now weigh 22 pounds and you are 29 inches long. You are wearing 12 month clothing and some 18 months. You have 6 teeth and the curliest hair. I swear it grows more every night. You still have tiny little feet. Your tiny little feet are my favorites!

Actually everything about you is my favorite. Your giggle is the sweetest sound. You are such a happy baby.

I hope that you stay a sweet and happy girl. And that you enjoy your life as much as I have mine now that I have you. 

I could write to you forever, like always but mommy is going to have to finish this and get some sleep. I can't be sleepy on your special day!

 I still can't believe that I'm writing about you turning a year old. As I hold back my tears I want to thank you for the best year of my life Sophia. Your FOREVER my baby girl. 

You are the best thing that's ever happened to me. Thanks for making me mommy. Happy First Birthday, my beautiful girl. Love always, Mommy  


  1. Happy First Birthday, Sophia. Birthdays are so bittersweet. I hope the party goes well.

  2. Beautiful pictures! I love the one on the beach. Happy First Birthday! Mine is already over 7 months old. I can't believe how fast the time goes!

  3. Awww, Josie you made me cry. Sophia is so precious.

  4. Happy birthday, Sophia!

    Josie, what a lovely, lovely blog. God bless you and your little princess. I so wish I could hold her.

    I wish I could rewind the son will be fourteen this November!I remember every moment so vividly. My personal sunshine depends on my son :-)I loved his feet, too and have little impressions of them :-) in my notebook at different stages. One of my favorite baby-actions is when they yawn.

    I really enjoyed coming over, thanks to Blessing. Big hug to you both!