My precious girl ...
I can't believe you are turning one year old in less than 24 hours. It seems like just yesterday you were sleeping 20 hours a day curled up on my chest
, so helpless and fragile, so brand new to this world. And today you are this spirited, miniature person just bursting with personality. And yet, even though this most perfect year has flown by ... I feel as though you and I have known each other forever. Like we were soul mates that just hadn't connected until the day you were born. You are my constant companion and my best friend. My play mate and my sweet sleeping angel. You crack me up constantly with your wild moods, and spunky attitude
. Even when you are being a little stinker I love you with my whole heart and soul.
Every moment with you is precious to me ... I want to take each beautiful moment and imprint it on my heart so I never forget these precious baby days. When you look up at me
with those breathtaking blue eyes as you nurse contentedly - your tiny hand stroking my arm and chest, legs happily kicking on my lap - I just melt with pure love for you.
Last night daddy and I read you Pajama Time! together like we do every night, and you happily danced along to the rhymes ... bobbing your head all around and bouncing on your toes. We had to read it several times just so we could watch that adorable dance again.
One of your favorite games lately has been "Chase Me!!" You invented it yourself ... you'll throw me a mischievous grin over your shoulder and as soon as I inch towards you you're off and running, trailing squeals of delight and giggles in your wake. When I "catch you" you collapse into a puddle of kisses and laughter.
Your excitement for life amazes me. You get so blissfully happy sometimes you just don't know what to do with it and it bubbles over into laughter that seems to come out of the blue. You have the most infectious smile
and laugh, Adeline dear, I could (and DO!!) sit and watch you forever. Our days are filled with laughter, reading, playing, nursing, and sweet naps together (you still sleep every nap in my arms while nursing,
and every night snuggled by my side ... in fact, I am writing this one handed while you nurse, fast asleep in my lap).
You adore giving kisses ... and, oh, how those kisses make me feel on top of the world! I am astounded at the depth of love and generosity you possess for such a young soul. I not only love you with all my heart, but I am also so proud of you and have so much respect for you as a person, little as you may be.
I never knew I could be this happy ... you are such a blessing in my life. Ours is the most beautiful, natural, intimate and fulfilling relationship I've ever experienced (along with your daddy
... the two of you are my precious family and we are so happy together). This has been such an amazing journey with you my sweet Adeline ... and I'm so excited for all the joy and bliss to come our way.