Monday, January 21, 2013

One Year

We made it!

12 months
11 months, 10 months, 9 months, 8 months, 7 months,
6 months, 5 months, 4 months, 3 months, 2 months, 1 month
One year of growing:

One year of smiles:

One year of cuddles:

One year of milestones:

One year of firsts:

One year of baby wearing:

One year of cloth diapering:

One year of breastfeeding:

One year of watching my husband flourish into an amazing father and an even better husband:
We have so much to be proud of and grateful for in our lives.  I set out on this journey to write a post a day for Ayden's first year of life.  At first it was just for documentation purposes but it has become so much more than that to me now.  On this blog I have journaled my way through the most challenging and wonderful year of my life.  I have written about the ups and downs and have candidly discussed my deepest thoughts and emotions during the start of the greatest role I will ever fill. All of you readers out there have offered support, advice and have even let me know that I have helped you in some way too.  Through this blog I have found a community and I have grown to cherish it deeply.  David has been here all along the way too.  He reads and edits every post as well as offering support and encouragement for everything that I do.  We are a team in all that we do and together we have made this incredible little family.
Our sweet baby celebrated his first birthday today and though there were some moments that were a little sad as we realized that our baby really is growing up, we really had such an amazing day.  All day long Ayden got to lead the way.  We ate his favorite foods and went to see David for lunch.  He got to see both sets of grandparents and got to blow out his candle and eat a cupcake (still Paleo, of course, and with white icing this time, haha).  This past year has been so amazing all thanks to this little guy:

Yay for self timers :)

Happy birthday, Ayden Matthew!  We love you so much!!!!!



  1. Happy Belated to Mr. Ayden
    He's so handsome my friend
    Hope his 2nd year is full of many wonderful blessings!