Happy 1st Birthday Blair!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Do I dare attempt this blog post without sobbing shedding a tear? My baby is ONE today! A year ago last night (2:30 am to be exact) my water broke five weeks early. It's a pretty amazing story that I have already shared here and here. Our sweet baby girl was born later that day and we haven't looked back since. (Well, there were some nights that I longed for my old sleep schedule..). Nevertheless we love her so so dearly and can't imagine our lives without her.

Blair, these are the things I never want you to forget...

you give, hands down, the BEST opened mouth kisses

you stop people in their tracks with your big blue eyes (even scruffy old men coo at you!)

you melt my heart when you snuggle with me and suck your thumb before bed

I pray for you every day, all day. mostly that you become a woman of God

I daydream about our lifelong relationship and pray it is like your grandma's and mine

I  often stare at you over your crib while you're snoozing, admiring your sweet little face

we know we aren't perfect parents but we hope you respect and obey us

we hope more than anything that you choose to love Jesus and serve Him

we love you so much that our hearts feel like they're going to burst

And with that said here is a re-cap of Blair's first year in pictures...


you were born at 35 weeks

i cried

daddy cried


your first holiday...easeter!
you met my bff's on my birthday


you rocked your first bikini

aunt T and Unkie Dunkie prayed for you at your dedication (bikini and dedication in the same month? ironic...)
we watched dad do yard work a lot
we celebrated the fourth in our old neighborhood
we went swimming


you went bald!

but you were still cute ;)

you rode in the shopping cart like a big girl

you went to bible study (mama cried)

you loved being outside

we went to the pumpkin patch

you ruined perfected mommys photo shoot

we celebrated Thanksgiving

we celebrated your first Christmas

you hammed it up on our Christmas card

we went to the park often

you went on a bike ride

first big girl bath
crawling finally!


you turned ONE!

 Today we are going to music class and then out to lunch with Dada, Lala, and Uncle Jakey. We're going to an icecream shoppe. Yay!

Just to let you know this week is most likely all going to be about Blair here because of her birthday week (and general awesomeness). Let me have my time to be a sappy mama and then next week we'll get back to business. :) Yay! We survived our first year with a BABY!


  1. Happy birthday to you sweet little one :) she has soo much hair now!

  2. Happy Birthday, Blair!! And Happy Day You Became a Mom, Natalie!

  3. Happy Birthday Blair! Be a sappy mama all you want! My baby boy is only 4 months and I dread this day!! xoxo

  4. Happy Birthday B!!! Can't believe you're already one! And yes, your mama and Matt deserve a lot of love today too...they love you SO much!!! Have a great day and can't wait to hear all about your day this week! xo

  5. Happy birthday Blair! I can't believe she's already 1! I hope you all have an amazing day celebrating sweet little B! Can't wait for your upcoming posts this week :)

  6. Aww Happy Birthday Blair!! One of the sweetest posts. What a fabulous first year, and what a beautiful family! I look forward to hearing more about Blair for sure. She's so adorable!! Bring it on. :)

  7. Wishing Blair The Happiest First Birthday...enjoy this special day!! I know I will be a complete mess on my daughters 1st Birthday, it all goes by way to fast!

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  10. Happy belated birthday sweet baby girl!! You are beautiful and I love your Momma's heart! She clearly loves you so very much!! Love the recap, totally made me cry.

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