I have been repeating this to myself for the past week and I still cannot believe that my little Bug is officially a year old. I know it sounds cliche to say that it feels like only yesterday that we were at the hospital loving our newest bundle of joy but that really is how it feels. I remember going through the c-section and the minute that bloody, chubby little face was lifted crying over the dressings for me to see, just bawling. She was so beautiful and I was so happy that she was healthy. I was taken to recovery and told to get an hour of rest but after 20 minutes the nurses knew I wasn't going to sleep anytime soon so they brought me Bug. The nurses knew we were going to breastfeed and wanted no bottles so as soon as she was in my arms we decided to nurse. She latched on perfectly the first time! The nurses were in shock that she did so well. J came in a awhile later to let me know Bug's measurements (nobody had yet); 6lb 15oz and 19in long.
Fast forward to today. Bug is hitting every milestone (in her own time, of course) and she is thisclose to walking on her own. Her favorite person in the world is her big sister, BooBoo. She has to follow her everywhere, whether BooBoo likes it or not. In addition to cruising, Bug can dance and she has started climbing stairs. Eeek! We have baby gates galore and I even have to take them with us when we visit family. Her favorite thing to do is pick up a phone and go "Hi Ya!". It is absolutely adorable!!! I cannot wait to see how she grows over the next year.
Happy Birthday, Brynley Eleanor (a.k.a Bug)!!!!!