1 Year

Dear Jack,

Today you are one year old! A whole year of your life completed. I’ve been having a lot of mixed feelings as your birthday approached. I, of course, am excited to celebrate this milestone with you but also a bit sad that you seem to be growing up at a rate that is faster than your sister.

You have surprised me in so many ways right from the beginning when I found out I was pregnant with you, when you were born weighing ten pounds, how well and quickly you bonded with your big sister, and how you seem to have been a part of our family forever. You are a complicated person; you enjoy your alone time but when you need some company you make sure you get it. You have become quite attached to your two blue blankets and love to hold them and snuggle with them. You have a great sense of humor and a desire to learn about everything around you. For all your curiosity you are content with crawling, cruising the furniture, and walking while holding someone’s hand instead of walking independently…see what I mean when I say “complicated”?

For someone so young you’ve had many experiences. You have vacationed, rode a train, visited zoos, aquariums, and museums, seen the ocean, met Santa, played on the playground, and taken a ride in an ambulance to the emergency room. Promise me we’ll never have to relive that last one ever again. Since the weather has warmed up we have spent countless hours outside and you’re exploring the grass, trees, flowers, big kids, and neighborhood dogs. You have a big soft spot for animals, especially Ares our cat. You love him so much you can actually say his name.

You have been a joy in our lives since the moment we laid eyes on you. I am proud and grateful to be your mother. I cannot imagine what the future holds for you but I can’t wait to find out.

Happy birthday, Jack!

Love always,

Mommy

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Read what I wrote to Sophia when she turned one.

Comments

  1. awww happy birthday to him, and congrats to you! that last picture is priceless!
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    Jennifer Reply:

    Thank you! He was finished with his cupcake at that point but didn’t know what to do next. I feel like I should caption it with “A little help here!”

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    Jennifer Reply:

    Thank you for the birthday wishes!

    I call that last picture his “I’m done but I don’t know what to do with my hands” look.

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  2. Oh my, he has such a grown up face! What a cutie!
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  3. Rheanna says:

    I can’t believe he’s already one! That is nuts! He’s adorable too…seriously the blue dress shirt is killing me

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    Jennifer Reply:

    You and me both!

    My husband says the dress shirt makes Jack look like he’s headed to the office. :)

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  4. Aww what a wonderful letter written to your sweet boy! I always want to go back in time and see my 1 year old boy again. Time with them goes by way too fast!
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    Jennifer Reply:

    Time does go by way too fast! I think it gets exponentially faster with additional kids.

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