Well I just tucked my 1 year old into bed for her nap. That’s right. My ONE YEAR OLD. I don’t know what happened. I blinked and Bailey went from sleeping in my arms in the hospital as a 1 day old infant, to a sleeping angel in her crib as a 1 year old. I am so infinitely blessed to be a mommy. It is the hardest job on the planet. Hands down. But I dare you to find a more rewarding profession; one filled with moments where you feel your heart will explode from the love it cant seem to contain. I am so grateful for Adam for working so hard and giving me the ability to stay home so I can soak up every smile and snuggle. It is so mesmerizing to watch her grow and learn right before my eyes. She said “thank you” for the first time the other day out of the blue. “Thank you.” Adam and I were bewildered at her capacity to soak up things and use them. Which of course makes me weary…I may need to watch what I saw or do around her… smacking Adam’s cute tush down the hall may come back to haunt me haha.
If I could sum up one word to how I am feeling right now it would be gratitude. I am just so grateful for my life and my family. I am grateful for this beautiful little girl that I have been blessed with to watch blossom before my eyes. I am grateful for an amazing husband and daddy who seems to do it all. He can work a full day and give his clients 110% of himself in therapy…and still come home and lift us up with hugs and kisses. Bailey adores her daddy. It gives me a lump in my throat when I see the love between them. I adore her daddy too.
I am so grateful.
Yes, I’ve had my sleep deprived nights (months) and Ive been pooped on, peed on, spit up on, kicked, slapped, scratched, jumped on, and been covered with stickiness and crumbs. But you know what else? I have been sweetly kissed, hugged, snuggled with, held hands with those sticky fingers, been slept on peacefully, shared many giggles, looked at for safety, and wiped away sad/hurty/frustrated tears and kissed owies.
I think I have learned more in this last year than I have in many years put together. And I am no where near done learning. I have a toddler now. Time to turn the page in this book of learning.
Can I preorder the teenage chapters now??
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