Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Top 10 In My First Year of Motherhood

My sweet boy turns one tomorrow. One! It's caused me to reflect on the past year--my first year as a mom. It is truly a precious privilege, and one I do not take lightly.

Top 10 In My First Year of Motherhood:
(Prepare yourself for lots of pictures!)

1. The first meeting. Intense relief, intense joy.


2. The first real smiles. My mommy heart wanted to burst.

3. 9,482,037,651 kisses. Um, yeah. I have kissed this kid an unreal amount of times.

4. Watching my husband become a dad. Wow. I love my tender-hearted man.

5. Seeing our parents become grandparents. They are seriously in love and it's pretty cute. With two sisters getting married in the spring, maybe more grandchildren will be on the way in the near future! My parents will be sure to give their fair share of encouragement, in the form of, "So, when can we expect to be grandparents again?" every time you see them. Every few minutes every time that you see them, that is. ;)

7. The delight of a sleeping baby. First of all, they're sleeping (as in, it's quiet...and you can sleep. Or eat. Or pee.), and second, it's the most adorable thing in the world.

8. Watching your child play. Squish entertains himself quite well, but is always on the look out for a new discovery. Which is making things more challenging lately.

9. I love how having a baby in the house makes everything turn into a song. Everything. You sing about toes, carseats, washing dishes, getting dressed, eating, you name it. If your baby has a cold, you sing about the nose-sucker-thingy.

10. An inside peek into God's father-heart. How He has our best in mind, even when it requires loss/discipline (i.e. "No, Squishy, you can't chew on the electrical cord!"). How He loves us just for us. No performance necessary.

P.S. Did I mention cuddling? 'Cause I live for the cuddles.

Linked to Top Ten Tuesday. :)


  1. Happiest of birthdays Squishy! He and Julia can be birthday buddies. :)

  2. ONE!! The first year is so amazing. Happy Birthday to your little man!

  3. Happy Birthday Squishy! (Loved this post Alicia!)

  4. I love this!! And Happy Birthday, Squishy!!

  5. happy birthday to your sweet lil boy. congrats on the first year of mootherhood!

  6. What a sweet post! Happy Birthday to your Squishy. :)

  7. Lots of love on this special occasion. It's a big day! Happy birthday Squishy and Happy birthday Alicia on your first year of motherhood!
    Love Amelie

  8. So sweet! I can't believe my little man is almost 1 1/2!

  9. My daughter will be two on Thursday. Cherish every moment because you'll blink and he'll be two :) Such a sweet list! We're with you on the millions of kisses :) How can you not shower your kid with kisses every time you pick them up? lol

  10. Motherhood is so special, enjoy every moment!

  11. Great list! Happy almost 1 year! This next year will be tons of fun. Challenges too but more fun.

  12. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! It goes fast so soak yourself in these sweet moments!

  13. So sweet!!! Happy Birthday Squishy, today is my boys 3rd birthday!

  14. Happy Birthday to Squishy!! :-) My son turned one last week ~ neat!

    Blessings to you and yours and safe travels for Thanksgiving,

  15. Congratulations on getting through the first year--what a milestone! I think the first year is the hardest (because of the lack of sleep) and it only gets better from there. Happy Birthday to Squishy!

  16. I love the photograph with your husband and the little boy. They both are so beautiful, your husband is very handsome.



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