Thinking about last year today, I didn’t expect that you would be here quite yet, which was painfully obvious in my lack of organization around the hospital part of labour and delivery. Your father and I were supposed to start prenatal classes at the hospital the evening you were born and I hadn’t met my delivery doctor yet… actually they called to book my first appointment about an hour after you were born. But none the less you came into the world in your very special way and this last year has taught me that life doesn’t always go as you planned but God certainly has a plan and lesson for you in all the unexpected journeys you take.
At 2:50pm you were born 5lbs 6oz, 18 3/4 inches of “HERE I AM WORLD!”, and from there the adventure began.
Your Father and I spent every single one of the 36 days you were in the NICU there with you. Even my birthday!
But like the nurses told us every day, babies do go home from the NICU and not a single one would do so while attending kindergarten… as much as it felt like that is when you would be discharged. And after passing your car seat test you went home on the day that would have been the first day of my maternity leave.
When you arrived home you had so many visitors. Good thing you love snuggles so much because there were lots to go around.
Not long after you got home you had some amazing adventures, like when we visited the oceanAnd the north
You even flew business class before you were even 6 months old!
Even with all this adventures and exciting things you continued to grow and learn so many new things like jumping Sleeping in your own bed
CrawlingFeeding yourself And standing Seeing how much you have grown I can’t help but wonder who you will become over the next year. What adventures will you take? What will you like the most? But one thing I know for certain is that it will be a wonderful ride because you are the brightest light in our lives.
Happy First Birthday My Monkey!