Monday, December 12, 2016

First Birthday

So this is my baby Cherie eating a slice of her first birthday cake. I've heard most babies get a "smash" cake for their first birthday, you know, to play with. Not her, though. She had a very real cake and ate it, too - two huge, adult-size slices of it, before I could even blink. Well, oops. (To my excuse, I only gave her one and then she stole another one...)

I can't believe how grown up she looks in this picture. I see her all day, every day, and to me she is still the little bundle with huge green-blue eyes we brought home from the hospital over a year ago. I have to look at her pictures and at her newborn clothes to realize how much she has grown and changed.
It has been such an incredible year. Becoming a mother has pushed me over every limit I thought I had and made me realize that I am a much stronger woman than I thought I was. I have no shame in admitting that by celebrating the first year of this wonderful little human's life I am also celebrating that I've made it through near-unbearable pain, months of sleepless nights, a year of breastfeeding and tons of other difficulties I never even knew existed. And I would do it all over in a heartbeat for those toothless smiles and infectious giggles, for those pink little feet and chubby cheeks and for the love that I see in those beautiful big eyes of hers every day.
And we can't help but fall in love with her more and more each day, her father and I.
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  1. Annet she is beautiful... happy first birthday to your sweet little daughter ♡ ... it's amazing how we grow from having and raising our children... yes it can be tough but oh so worth it ♡

  2. Tanti auguri di cuore alla tua piccola <3

  3. Stop! It's been a year already. Feels like you just had her Anett. She is adorable. Happy First Birthday to her. Yes, parenting is tough, even with my kids being older.

  4. Happy Birthday to your Beautiful baby wow time do fly it felt luke yesterday when you mention you gave birth to her god bless.

  5. E' uno splendore la tua bimba, complimenti e augurissimi!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  6. Que delicia amei a postagem, obrigado pela visita.

  7. Oh my goodness, she is getting so cute!

  8. Tanti auguri alla tua piccolina!!! E' un batuffolino delizioso! :D

  9. WOW! Has it actually been a year??? Where has the time gone? :D

  10. Ma com'è bella! Complimenti!
    Un bacione

  11. Cherie is so beautiful! I hope she had a wonderful first birthday :)

  12. what a great post! :)

  13. Awww haooy first birthday to Cherie! What a cutie!

    <3 Shannon
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  14. lovely!!!
    xoxo Gina

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  15. Happy first birthday to your little girl, what a cutie! :)


  16. Happy belated birthday to your little girl! She is cute and obviously also clever as she managed to get even the 2nd piece :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  17. How adorable! You little girl is utterly adorable and already looks like such a little lady :) Beautiful velvet dress selections, by the way!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  18. Amazing pieces and HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂!! The time rushes so quickly!!

    ♘ ♘

  19. che bella, tanti tanti auguroni alla piccola.

  20. Dolcissima, tanti auguri alla principessa!! :)

  21. This is a very beautiful post dear!

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