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January was a fog. (Heck January & February were a fog.) January brought new adventures of parents of a grumpy newborn. January brought NO SLEEP for the parents of a grumpy newborn. But January brought us this baby.

We learned how to multitask and I went back to work at only 4 weeks after Miles was born.
February brought my birthday (26) that we celebrated with our first night out of the house alone! On the way to the restaurant we seriously considered skipping dinner and going home for a few hours of rest. We resisted and had a wonderful dinner and never stopped talking about our baby.

February was also the first time Miles ever slept for an extended amount of time. February 11th to be exact. 7 glorious hours! From then on out it was smooth sailing and happier parents.

March was the first time we ever made Miles really laugh.

In April Aaron became an official work at home dad and loved every second of staying home with our little man.
Who learned how to roll this month.
We also took our first airplane ride to California. This more than sums up our trip.
In April I fell more and more in love with these eyes.

And we survived the scaries night of our lives and learned of Miles’s allergies and FPIES

May came and went without much to-do.

We got out a lot as a family and even managed a few hikes.

We celebrated loved ones we’d lost and new family members too.

June brought me a new attitude and appreciation for motherhood. I finally felt like we had this under control and for the first time I wanted to soak it all in and not forget a moment. We celebrated our Dad and the Dad’s in our lives on Fathers day.

And spent a lot of time together as a family outdoors.

July brought my baby teeth and a new found love of spitting.
(Which went great with all the drool brought on by the teeth)

August brought doctors appointment after doctors appt and more bad news. But August also brought a new grown up baby with a stylin hair cut.

September brought us STANDING!

More teeth, and Mommy and Daddy’s 2 year anniversary.
In October we discovered our musical genius could play the Kazoo like no one else.
We also let the wild rumpus begin!

Oh November you were so forgotten. Aaron became a full time stay at home Dad in November. And couldn’t be happier. We took our first trial road trip driving 2 hours from home. It was a disaster. And we were very spent time remembering to be thankful.
December brought CORN! Miles can officially add
corn to the very short listof foods he can eat.
Our little baby turned 1.

And oh yea, this guy came.

And again, We are Thankful!

I never knew it would be the last

Every day was the same. I’d come home after a long day at work, snatch up my baby and we’d settle into the same corner of the couch that cradled me and him for the 9 months he was inside of me.
We’d snuggle in close, he’d always pull the blanket over his face and he’d drift into the most peaceful sleep as he nursed. I looked forward to “Mommy time” everyday.
I don’t remember the exact day it ended. I think that’s a blessing in disguise. I knew for awhile it was ending. There were some days he just wouldn’t settle down for me. Some day’s he’d rather watch Gilmore Girls with me instead of sleep. Some day’s he’d rather have sweet potatoes then mommy time. I never thought “This time could be the last time.”
But one day it was.

In a act of desperation late one night when he just wouldn’t settle down. I turned down his light, grabbed his blanket and laid with him in his rocking chair. We tried. I offered it to him and his face was priceless. If he could have called me insane, he probably would have. It was like he had no memory of what that was even for.

Right there in that chair my heart shattered.

I was never one of those mom’s that adored breast feeding, but now that its really over. I am remorseful that I never took the time to appreciate it more.

These pictures, and my memories are all I have left of that special time. Once a day, with just the two of us.

I will always treasure every one of those moments. I am glad I never knew it was the last…

If you had told me..

If you had told me a few years ago that my Wednesday night would be filled with this…

I probably wouldn’t have believed you.

If you had told me last year, that by next Christmas my greatest joy would be watching my son eat corn chex like a “normal” toddler.

I probably would have laughed at you.

If you had told me the greatest joys in parenthood were the small things, the things you can’t really explain..

I wouldn’t have understood.

If you had told me how much I’d love him more today, than yesterday, and even more the next day.. How much being a mom has completely and underly changed me.. How much my world revolves around this man..
I would totally and completely agree with you.

Hi Santa!

Just hand over the candy cane and no one gets hurt….

Miles and Santa

O Christmas Tree..

The morning started with telling Miles about what happens at Christmas.
He was SHOCKED.. obviously.

He tried his hand a hanging a few up.

Then mommy helped a little.

But she got distracted with kisses, and he got distracted with eating.

He also spent some time cuddling the reindeer from last Christmas.

How has is already been a year?

I’ve never loved you more than now…