This weekend, we celebrated Cullen’s first birthday. I was surprisingly weepy – more than I thought I would be. So many emotions – a year’s worth, really – all wrapped up into one day of reflection and celebration. I’m not sure that he knew anything special was happening, although he did love all the balloons bobbing around the living room.
The first birthday feels so big that I’m finding it hard to write about. I’ve spent a year writing, documenting, over-analyzing, photographing, and snuggling. I have really challenged myself to stay in the moment and enjoy the present – to stop obsessing about the future or regretting the past. At the one year mark, I’m pretty happy with what I see when I look back.
My monthly updates tend to be really long and wordy, full of milestones and paragraphs all about development and current interests. This one is a little different – just some stats that stick out to me as we turn the page to O-N-E…nggallery id=’113461′
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