Monday, November 23, 2009

12 months

He's one.
I can't believe it.
12 months old...

It seems like yesterday that I was heading to the hospital to have him... (Running late for my C-section - of course. Because I can't be on time. Ever. Ugh.)

From the first moment I saw him, my heart melted into a big puddle in the floor.
He was beautiful and perfect.
It took exactly one look into those sweet blue eyes for me to fall completely and hopelessly in love.

He was a little part of me, a little part of David, and an amazing gift from our Heavenly Father. I felt like the luckiest girl on earth.

(November 2008)

His sweet, laid-back disposition has always made caring for him so easy. Even the nurses in the hospital mentioned his easy-going nature.

(November 2008)

The sleepless early days quickly turned into routine-filled months. And - in nothing short of light speed - those precious, live-changing months became our first year with the sweetest little boy I know.

(May 2009)

Watching him grow and change has been such a blessing.
His little blue eyes are constantly taking in the world around him. There's nothing sweeter than watching my little guy experience life's simple moments for the first time.

(September 2009)

(August 2009)

And you can't deny the incredible sweetness of those smooshy toes.

(September 2009)

He loves to cuddle, loves to play, and reaaally loves to eat.

(September 2009)

And there's just no one on earth can make him giggle and smile like his big sister.

(May 2009)

His quick smile makes my heart jump.

(August 2009)

I just plain adore him.

(October 2009)

Happy Birthday, Little Man.
You are a joy.
How thankful I am for you!
I can't wait to see what God has in store for you!

(November 2009)


me said...

so sweet! he is precious! i can't believe it has been a year!

Kodi said...

Oh my goodness how could it have already been a year? That blows my mind. Your Charlie is so precious.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Happy Birthday Charlie!

That is one fast year! And it made me realize that I have been reading your blog for a long time! I remember when you were preggo and had to give up the sugah...time flies.

Brittany said...

Happy Birthday, Charlie!!!!

He is going to be such a heart breaker! :)
Precious boy!

Amy Parks said...

I can't believe he's a year old. It seems like just yesterday we were having your baby shower for Avery! The are both adorable! Amy (LifePoint)

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

Oh my goodness - this is so sweet and beautiful!

Happy birthday Charlie boy! You are one precious little guy. :)

Tiffany said...

This post is so precious. He is so absolutely adorable and his little face melts my heart and I'm not even his Momma.

I still can't believe Tyson is 1 and he is 16 months now. It kills me.

Oh, and Tyson's little toes like Charlie's are all smooshy and make me smile every time I look at them. LOVE them.

p.s. you look so beautiful in that picture right after he was born. i know you said it was a c-section but still, that is so not fair to look that good after bringing a baby into the world! : )

breanne said...

jen...he's just a little light of sunshine! oh how i love his sweet smile:)

Beth@Not a Bow in Sight said...

He's so precious...and growing up fast! My eighteen month old barely has any hair he looks like a baby!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Charlie, Josiah wanted me to tell you "Happy Birthday" and welcome to the "big boy club"! But both your mama and I know that you'll always be our baby boys!

Erin A said...

What a lovely little guy! Beautiful post, happy birthday to him and congrats on your 1 year old :)

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

He is one beautiful boy (I lnow they said not to use beautiful with boy but he is) And I agree you look beautiful as well right after you had him. Congrats to the both of you!!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

OH my goodness, he is so scrumptious. Adorable!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

No way is he a year! I remember so well last year, praying for you right before Thanksgiving as you went in to the hospital. And, oh, is he ever just a lump of sugar. That smile is going to make more than a few hearts swoon. :)

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