From infant to toddler

I swear it happened in the blink of an eye.

Never before has a year gone so quickly.

A year ago today I thought the expression “my heart walking around outside my body” was just a silly cliche saying. I had no idea how true it was.

A year ago today I thought the hardest thing about having a baby was having a baby. As in giving birth. Luckily I ended up having a c-section so  it was all good.

A year ago today I thought I wouldn’t sleep for the next year. Madeline ended up sleeping through the night at 7 weeks and we’ve never looked back.

A year ago today I thought my relationship with my husband would be forever changed because he would have to share with his heart with someone other than me. Little did I know how much more deeply I would love him as I watched him be an amazing father.

A year ago today I thought that the moment they placed my new baby in my arms was as good as it gets. Every single day there is something new and better. It is amazing how I declare a particular stage to be my favorite and then she gets to the next one and I love it even more.

A year ago today I was convinced that I would worry and fret over every move she made, every breath she took. But, my fearless daughter has conditioned me to take it easy. We probably have broken bones in our future, probably sooner rather than later, and that’s ok. We’ll take it in stride. And definitely bling out her cast.

A year ago today I didn’t know  I would have a little midget walking around the house yodeling. Seriously, you need to hear it, it’s hilarious.

A year ago today people were telling me how beautiful and gorgeous this newborn blob was. Today, her smile and the twinkle in her eye make her the most gorgeous creature I could ever be lucky enough to be loved by.

A year ago today, I had a 7 lb 13 oz helpless, soft, new little baby girl. Today I have a 22.5 lb walking, babbling TODDLER. She is fearless and independent, kind and sweet, funny and mischievous, strong-willed and stubborn, beautiful and radiant, loving and so loved.

A year ago today, I gave birth to a miracle. Today, I get to enjoy every single moment I have been given with her.

Happy first birthday Madeline Kaylea Lipps.


About llipps

New mom, infertility survivor, marketer, wife, daughter and friend. I struggle to find the balance between being all things to all people and being happy with who I am. I love meeting new people, telling my stories, and hearing yours.
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