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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Looking back. {One Year Later}

Claire Lula,

My little angel.
My Lu.
My buddy.
My girl.
My daughter.

Where has this past year gone?

It was only yesterday that I was waddling walking around our new neighborhood at 39w3d pregnant trying to get you to move out of my belly. I wanted to meet you, baby. Daddy & I couldn't wait.

My water broke at 12:10am that same night. 

You wanted to meet us, too!

16 hours of labor & 1 c-section later, you were here.

4:01 pm, August 30th 2010- our lives were forever changed.

I can't even tell you how stunned I am at how quickly this year has passed us by. So many emotions run through my head thinking about everything we've been through together.
Great. Good. Bad. Ugly. High. Low. You name it-we've been through it. 

And, I wouldn't change a second of it for anything.

Happy First Birthday, Lu.

I love you my sweet, sweet baby girl.

No matter how old you get, you'll ALWAYS be my baby.

Love, Your Momma.

A year later...
taken yesterday.
August 29, 2011

::wipes tears from keyboard:: Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a ONE year old to go cuddle & love on.

{If you want to re-live this awesome day with us, go read The Birth Story}


  1. Happy, Happy first birthday sweet girl!! It's been just so awesome watching you grow over this last year! (Ps. I can't believe how much she still looks like squishy baby newborn claire!)

    And happy "you kicked Motherhood's first year in the ass" girl! Hugs to you! Enjoy this day! :)

  2. Happy birthday to little miss Claire!! Have fun celebrating your sweet girl today! This first year goes by way to fast!

  3. Happy first Birthday, Claire!!

  4. Happy first birthday sweet precious Claire!!!! Happy 1 year to Mama as well!

  5. What a sweet post! Happy 1 Year sweet girl!

  6. Happy 1st Birthday Princess Claire! Wow, one year already so crazy. Hugs to you Momma, way to make the last year memorable and amazing for your little C!

  7. Happy 1st Birthday Claire! And a big WOO HOO to you for surviving your first year of being a mama!

  8. Happy 1sy birthday Claire! Congrats mama! Xoxo

  9. I'm wiping tears from keyboard! Happy Birthday Claire and Happy 1 Year of motherhood to you!!

    and Happy Birth day to you too mama!!!

  11. Happy 1st birthday to your beautiful Claire!

  12. Awww!!! Happy birthday Claire!! What a doll. Don't you wish that you could just keep them little forever!!?!?

  13. Happy 1st birthday to Claire and happy 1st anniversary on being a mama...her mama!!

    Hope you all have a great day celebrating this baby girl!!

  14. A YEAR ALREADY!!? shesh! time did fly. happy birth day to you and happy birthday to sweet Claire!

  15. Happy 1st birthday baby girl! Boy does time fly!

  16. Happy first birthday Claire! Can't believe she is 1!

  17. aww such a beautiful post! Happy 1 year to your daughter!

  18. Happy 1st Birthday Claire!!!..
    ..and congrats to you mama for surviving the first year:) What an adorable little girl you have raised!

  19. Happy 1st Birthday to your sweet girl:) It's a great day for a birthday day (it's mine too)!

  20. Aww happy birthday to your sweet baby!! I wonder if I should go walk around our block tonight to get things going!! I'm 37 weeks and ready to go!! Do you remember how far you were dilated/effaced before you went into labor?

  21. happy birthday to your sweet girl :)

  22. Happy Birthday Claire! And congrats to you on surviving the first year of parenthood :)