My darling Ella, you’re 1yr old today! This day has come far quicker than I could have imagined. Mommy’s been a mess the last couple of days and I’ve been appreciating your awareness of this by giving me more cuddles and kisses than usual.
Even though I have only had you in my arms for a year, I truly feel like I’ve had you with me for all of my life. When the doctor helped place you in my arms on the morning of November 10th 2015 a wave of emotion came over me and I broke into tears. We had a little trouble during my pregnancy with you and when you were in my arms I felt that you were finally safe.
The first months you spent a lot of time on my chest, it’s the only way you would nap during the day so mommy took up watching a variety of TV series on Netflix and got used to putting her feet up.
You were a little unsure of the world at first but I’ve seen you grow and become more and more confident in your surroundings. You absolutely adore your big brother, Owen and he was one of the first people who could make you smile and the very first person you gave a huge belly laugh to.
You were a little unsure of your Dad at first but the last couple of months leading up to your birthday you are the first to greet him in the morning with lots of love and hugs and the first person to reach for him when he gets home from work.
I like to call you “my girl”, “cheeks”, “my little cuddle bug” and Grandma Toth likes to call you “dumpling” and “blueberry eyes” you really are fond of your Grandmother, you always have been.
There is not one particular thing about you that I love, there’s a very long list of things. I have all the patience in the world for you, you have me completely wrapped around your finger and in my eyes you can do no wrong. I promise to always love you, say “no” when I need to, and be there for you for the rest of my life.
Happiest 1st Birthday to my daughter! Mommy loves you. Xox
Ella’s 1st Birthday dress, onesie and handmade headpiece is from Love Little Lush Boutique