I wrote this on your first birthday, and wanted to share it here for posterity. It’s all still true, and you are unbelievably even more amazing now!
One year ago today, I was euphoric, exhausted, and (full disclosure) completely out of my depth. Even though my pregnancy seemed to last FOREVER, it felt like this little peanut came into our lives in a flash. One minute we were us, and suddenly we were a family. Like most new parents, I think we were mostly proud of ourselves for just keeping him alive for the first few months. Now, we’re seeing his personality start to form, and he’s so cool and funny and smart and independent and stubborn and full of joy. He is a bright light in our little world, and brings so much love and happiness and laughter into our daily existence. I really expected today to be sad, and I guess it was a little. Time is already moving too fast, and it’s hard to consider that we don’t have a “baby” anymore. Mostly though, I’m in constant awe of this kid. I made him. We raised him. No matter who we were or what we’ve done, right or wrong, we succeeded here. I can’t wait to see who he becomes, how he grows, what he learns and how he will continue to test and teach us. I love this incredible little person more than anything ever on this planet or any other. Happy Birthday Knox Bunny Peanut Buddy. I’m better because you were born.