Today you turn ONE YEAR OLD! I literally feel like I took this photo of you in the hospital yesterday.
This time around I made it a point to enjoy every single second of your first weeks and months, I might have sniffed your sweet baby head a few more times than is normal, but it still wasn’t enough. I wish I could have bottled up that scent, I’m sure there’s a market for that somewhere. I soaked in every second of your babyhood and it still went too fast. Those sweet squeaks you made when you were first born turned into adorable coos, which turned into giggles, babble and now words.
You have GROWN so much in one short year! This 2nd time around I’ve been so much more aware at how fast these babies grow, I see it every single day in the studio. I’m so glad I have this series of photos to document this change.
You have also sprouted an adorable halo of curls, it’s usually a mess but you are a crazy little kid so it’s fitting.
You give the best open mouth kisses and hugs and while getting a face full of drool isn’t necessarily sanitary, I savor those sweet kisses. You’ve also finally sprouted two teeth! It took 11.5 months for you to get a tooth but you did so without even getting cranky, you are a tough kid.
Reed you are such a good eater, I don’t think there is one thing I have put in front of you that you didn’t eat. I can’t wait for you to have your first taste of cake on Saturday, I have a feeling you are going to like it, by looking at your belly you certainly don’t miss any meals.
I am pretty sure I will be rocking you to sleep until you leave for college, but I don’t mind one bit. It’s the one chance I have in my day to focus on you and cuddle you until you fall asleep. I love how you reach up and grab my arm as you are falling asleep.
You have no fear and love to explore and get into everything. Baby proofing has taken on a new meaning with you, Carter was definitely not as curious as you are, son. You are SO close to walking, you take 4 or 5 steps unassisted and then get down and crawl. I think you will be there soon and then we will really have to watch out.
You are a laid back baby, we can skip naps, lay you down later, and go anywhere with you, you are always happy to go along for the ride. You let us know when you are tired, I think that is really the only time you cry or get fussy.
You love your brother, and your brother loves you. You two already have such an amazing relationship and i can’t wait to watch it grow. You adore going for wagon rides while Carter rides his bike. I can tell you can’t wait to be able to run around and chase him or ride your bike alongside him.
Even though I might be a little sad you are turning one and no longer a “baby”, I look forward to tomorrow and the day after because I fall in love with you (and your brother) more and more with each passing day. I can say with a full heart that I enjoyed and relished every single day of your first year and can’t wait to see what the next year brings!