Twelve Months of Alder

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 in Kiddo | 2 Comments

Month by Month // Mara DawnMonth by Month // Mara Dawn
Well friends, we made it! We (and he) survived the first year, thankfully. I would insert a celebratory party horn emoji here if I were writing this post on my phone. It’s hard for me to believe that we have fed, clothed and taken care of a tiny human being for a year now. It is a known fact that babies grow quickly, but still I look back a bit in disbelief at Month 1 as he looks so very tiny. It all feels so short and yet as if it has been this way all along.

Lately, I’ve been holding him a little tighter and rocking him a little longer because I know the days of him being small will pass quickly. This year has been both incredibly tough and beyond amazing in ways I can never fully articulate. I am so thankful to God for putting this intense and energetic little boy in our lives.

I have been excited to have a baby for so long, but honestly have been scared of what is beyond babyhood as I’ve never been great around kids. However, I find myself surprisingly excited about the next year to see him as he becomes even more interactive and see his personality unwrap. And, I’m sure plenty of blocks, planes, trains, dirt and messes will also be a big part of it too. This wraps up this monthly series, but I’ll still share photos of the boy from time to time. Thanks for following along on our little journey.


Month 1 // Month 2 // Month 3 // Month 4 // Month 5 // Month 6 // Month 7 // Month 8 // Month 9 // Month 10 // Month 11

2 Comments

  1. Anna
    08/15/2013

    Aw that’s such a great picture of him! I love that little grin and those teeth poppin out. So cute. It’s so great that you stayed consistent with it the whole year! I hope I have the same determination when I have one of my own too. 🙂

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    • Mara Dawn
      08/18/2013

      Thanks Anna! Yes, I can’t believe I actually followed through on it.

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