This past year has been a whirlwind of ups and downs (mostly ups), joys and challenges, and just figuring out what being a mother looks like for me.
Being a mother to this little lady has been the most rewarding and worthwhile endeavor that I have ever undertaken and I am continually grateful for all that she has taught me and all that she continues to teach me.
I am not a perfect mother and she is not a perfect baby, but we are perfect for each other and so blessed with an abundance of love.
So, today I would like to say happy birthday to my sweet baby girl – I love you more and more every day!
(*Also, check out more celebratory birthday posts for Fern: A Thank You Letter To My Baby Girl, a repost of Our Birth Story, photos from her birthday party this weekend and DIY birthday party details).
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.
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