365 days of love

Dear Little Dude,

Happy first birthday baby boy. It’s so crazy to think that 1 year ago today I had the most relaxed and amazing birthing experience and that you made your amazing arrival into the world.


For 365 days you have been my “accessory” or as I often referred to you as my appendage. Wherever I went, you went. It’s crazy to think that in 365 we have hardly spent much time a part. Seriously. I have only spent two nights away from you, you have never slept anywhere but with us, and because of your crazy separation issues for a few months we never left you with anyone. You are most happy snuggled into either myself or your dad and we both love it too.

This year has really flown by. You have done so many amazing things. You learned to crawl, sit, stand, cruise and walk with assistance. Any day now you will be walking on your own. You also have so many teeth that I often feel like I’m feeding a Parana. You have a killer smile. It melts my heart when I see it. Most of the time you are a very serious boy but when you crack that smile you have everyone hooked! Your hair is slowly, very slowly coming in! Everyone is curious to see what colour it will be and if it will be curly like your dad and sisters. Sadly, it seems that you have inherited Duke’s (my father’s) hairline. We just hope that your hair sticks around a lot longer than his did!

You have many talents. You are strong and curious which makes for a very interesting combination. If you see something you wants you will go and get it and sometimes break it! ha. You have no problem sticking fingers into sockets (those are just attempts) or opening and shutting drawers and crawling into and under things. You really love to explore the world hands on. Get down and dirty! You love being upside down. I often joke that you really may one day run away to the circus!


One of your talents is eating. Seriously kid, you can eat. You go through so much food now that I’m scared to think about how much food you will be eating as a teenager!!! Right now your favourite foods are berries, meat and you love diving into a slice of pizza.


You love cause and effect toys, music and musical instruments, cars, anything electronic and you seem to have a love of cords and wires just like your daddy. You are often found playing with your sister’s toys, making a mess of draws and trying to crawl into the bathtub!

It’s so cliche but I know when I was pregnant with you, I was so worried about ruining Princess Peach’s life or not being able to love another person as much as I love Princess Peach. All of my fears are long gone. Luckily, Princess Peach’s life was not ruined. In fact, I think she has become so nurturing, always wanting to help you and make you happy.  When you’re upset she will jump in front of you to cheer you up with a game of  peek-a-boo or do something to make you laugh in a second. She always tries to give you one of her monkeys or dolls to comfort you too.  It really is so amazing to have witnessed your love and relationship this year. I know that it was just one year out of your entire lives but I just know the two of you will be the best of friends. I hope the way that you both love and adore each other now stay this way forever.


I also learned that I am able to be obsessed with two human being equally. You really don’t realize how much you can love another person until that person arrives in your life. Your love really just multiples and it’s truly an amazing feeling. I was so nervous as Princess Peach was the star of the show until you showed up. Now the two of you share that stoplight equally and me and your daddy couldn’t be more proud for you to be our son.


So my boy. Enjoy today. Even though you won’t remember it, we are trying to make it as special for you as it is for us. We made it! We have been a family of 4 for 365 days and our adventures are just beginning.

I can’t wait to see what the next 365 have in store for us.

Happy birthday baby boy.


  1. mom2michael says:

    Happiest of birthdays to him! And happy day of birth to Mama! This is such a wonderful post, and one you’ll both treasure in years to come. Give him a big smooch from me :)

    • mscmommylife says:

      Thank you :) I hope he will one day cherish it. I gave him a snuggle from you. Hope to see you soon, Deb!

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    Happy birthday to your precious boy! He’s adorable, and I wish you two all the joy and laughter this upcoming year!

  3. Alanna says:

    Sweet! Happy Bday to your boy!

  4. Eldon says:

    Aww cute pictures!

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