One Year…

Since that amazing moving in my belly,
since the twinges turned to powerful urges.
One year since the screaming, and pushing.
It’s been one year since they placed you on my stomach,
and I gazed at you in wonder,
spent, sweating, and so ready for a sandwich.

You have grown so much in that year.
You can walk, and crawl,
I swear today you said Balloon.
“Baa ooon… Baa ooon .. Ma ma na.”
You are funny, and sweet, snuggly, and strong.
You love your Dad, and your Sister, and your Mom.

I love your smell,
That subtle sweaty sweetness
you get right before bath day.
I love your curly hair and sleepy eyes,
and the way you stick your butt in the air
at bedtime.

You are an amazing young man,
and I am so proud to be your mama.
Happy Birthday Otter!

“Baa ooon Ma ma na….. Baa ooon.”
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6 thoughts on “One Year…”

  1. Congratulations! Man I even wrote it down on the calendar, but then forgot to, you know, LOOK at the calendar.

    Happy 1st birthday Mondo Baby!

    Happy 1st anniversary of his birth, Misty & Lee!

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