This can’t be happening. It can’t. Can it? Are you really turning ONE already?
Where has the past year gone? Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was washing your burp cloths and putting on your mittens (even though they didn’t stay on for more than a few minutes!) What about watching you smile as you tried to prop your head up or tummy times which would tire you out so quickly?
All that has long gone. Now you are an energetic little boy. You give a proud smirk as you stand, wavering and steadying yourself with both hands in front of you. You shy away and give a little giggle when we play Peek-a-boo. You can walk now too, a few steps before you collapse into my open arms with a wide grin. You also fake-cry when we put you down and stop as soon as we pick you back up again. (That one is rather annoying!)
Your strong personality is starting to show through now. You are not afraid. You also love to eat, be it food or not! Your four tiny teeth can chomp through anything! You love to play with coloured balls and enjoy splashing in the bath. You are mesmerised by fishes but you hate changing your clothes. You also love to throw things on the floor as you look down from your highchair and then shut your eyes as you hear the crash and boom. You have a wierd habit of wanting to lift heavy objects and I can’t comprehend why!
You were so light when I first carried you in my arms, and now my back begins to ache as I lift you up. You would stay where ever I lay you down, and now you are at the opposite side of the room in the blink of an eye. You would look at me with gaping eyes in silence, and now you babble away furiously at me, hand gestures and all!
My love for you grows day by day and my heart fills with so much pride when I see you and know you are mine. The naughty twinkle in your eye along with that funny little monkey face you pull is surely going to give me grief as you grow older, but these memories will make it all worthwhile.
You are now one year old and I hope you grow on to see many more years with the same amount of zeal as you posses now. You will change even more, learn so much more and find new ways to irritate me too! But to me, you will always be my little baby boy.
Happy First Birthday Baby Z! May you be blessed with bucketful amounts of love, everlasting happiness, good health and humble success. You make Daddy and I so so so happy and proud! You are our biggest blessing!
But wait… this can’t be happening, can it? Are you really turning ONE already?
If you liked this, why not check out my post Happy One Year of Motherhood to me! How did you feel when your baby turned ONE? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!