06 May 2009

One Fast Year


This time last year I was also miserable, although for an entirely more wonderful reason than a kidney stone.

In less than a week, my sweet girl will be one year old! I was just noticing the other day when Kyle was holding her, how much like a little girl and less like a baby she looks. I am having a hard time letting go of the baby time. While I'm reminiscing, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite memories from the past year:
  • The first things I noticed when I held Laura Kate for the first time, were her long eyelashes. I just never thought about babies having eyelashes, but hers are still especially long.
  • I remember being awake in the middle of the night in the hospital that first night holding Laura Kate and listening to Kyle snore. I don't know why that sticks out, but it does.
  • I cried all day the first day Kyle had to go back to work.
  • LK's second bath (the first one she screamed through) was so fun, she smiled and didn't cry!
  • I remember holding her late at night one night and crying happy tears and thinking about how blessed I was to have such a beautiful baby girl.
  • She first turned over from her back to her tummy when she was 2 1/2 months old. I remember waiting with my camera for her to do it again. She did only one more time until a couple months later!
  • I remember the day she really and truly discovered Lucy, our cat. She would laugh and laugh anytime Lucy would walk by.
  • She used to make this little bird face where she would scrunch her lips together and say "oooooooo"....so sweet
  • It was a monumental day when she could feed herself puffs (Thank you, Kyle, for teaching her!!!)
  • And who can forget her hairbows? SO SO cute! I know, a little ridiculous, but it showcased her personality!
  • Halloween was great, we loved our little pixie fairy!
  • When she first started "talking" (making sounds out loud) she make noise, and cooed all day long, every minute she was awake.
  • For a while, whenever we would play the song, "Mighty to Save", she would coo along. To this day, it is still one of her favorites.
  • I love when she first learned to clap.

**Do you have any favorite LK memories? Feel free to share in celebration of her birthday!

3 comments:

  1. Carrie, that is so sweet! It must've been hard to pick favorites. There are days when Scott and I never put the camera down! What a wonderful blessing being a mother is! Happy Mother's Day...and happy birthday LK! :o)

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  2. aww, happy birthday to your sweet little girl! and i do remember the "oooo" face lol! i loved that when alayna would do it ;)

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  3. I am trying to think of my favorite moment and I can't. I have loved every single second of her life. BUT, if I have one comment, it is how amazing her Mommie is. I have NEVER seen or heard of a Mommie, anywhere, who teaches with every moment and opportunity her baby about the love of Jesus. I know LK already loves His works, I can see it in her eyes.

    Happy Mother's Day - you are amazing.

    Mom

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