I thought that the first year with Jack flew by, but it was nothing compared to how quickly this first year with Graham has gone. I still feel like he is a newborn and can't figure out how 365 days have already come and gone. As I was putting him to bed last night I gave him some extra long snuggles and kisses. I have such a happy sad feeling going on right now. I love watching my boys grow up. I love seeing what stage they are in and new things they are learning. But I also love the baby stage. Maybe not while I'm in it but looking back I think about how much I love it. I wish so badly that I had taken time to really enjoy it with Graham but with 2 boys two and under this past year has been quite a blur.
If you have not ready my birth story you can check out part 1 here and part 2 here. While looking back at the pictures of the first days of Grahams life bring back all kinds of emotions for me I love seeing them and how far he has come! My tiny baby has turned into a cruising, crawling, chatty one year old!
You surprised us all by coming into this world 3 weeks early, and you haven't stopped surprising me since! You are absolutely the happiest baby! It's hard to remember what life was like before you were born. You always know how to make us smile and you give the sweetest and best kisses. I love when you want to hold my hand and snuggle, while these moments are rare they are sure cherished! You love your brother and find him to be the funniest! Watching your bond with him over this year has been nothing short of amazing. The two of you have been best friends since we brought you home from the hospital. No one makes you light up more than when he walks into the room. You love your daddy fierce! So much so that Dada is what comes out of your mouth 99% of the time. I have yet to hear mama more than once or twice but I know it's coming! You have grown so much over this past month. Going from my tiny babe to looking like a toddler. Your curly red hair is something everyone talks about. We can't get through the grocery store without a comment or a smile about it! I adore it. I am so glad that is something you got from your daddy! Although you have his hair you look just like me, and I am more than happy about that!! Your laughs are contagious and your gummy smiles melt my heart. There are so many more things that we love about you that I could go on for days! Your first year of life has been nothing short of amazing and I cannot wait to see what year 2 holds! We love you to the moon and back precious boy!!
I had some one year pictures taken of him last week and I am in love with them! We will be celebrating this boy all weekend and will have a small party for him Sunday!
Happy First Birthday Graham, we love you!!
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