The Difference One Year Makes

August 24, 2011. 2:25pm. 11 lbs. 21.75 inches.

It’s amazing how a date can meaning nothing one year, and everything the next. My labour started August 23, and 22 hours later, we were holding our big baby boy.

In the last year:

– You have made us parents

– You have taught us patience

– You have shown us what unconditional love is

– You have taught us that 8 hours of sleep is a must, but it is possible to survive on 2

– You have brought purpose to our lives

– You have made us smile and laugh every day

I cannot begin to express the love, joy and happiness Maxton has brought to our lives. The past year has gone by in a blink of an eye, and I find myself in tears whenever I look back at photos and videos. Although I tried to live one day at a time, before I knew it, another month had passed. I could never have imagined the love I would have for my child and the joy he would bring to my life.

Each month I took a photo of Maxton with his monkey and blogged about what he had been up to. Let’s look back on each of those photos:

One Month

Two Months

Three Months

Four Months (Christmas Eve)

Five Months

Six Months

Seven Months

Eight Months

Nine Months

Ten Months

Eleven Months

Last, but not least – Maxton’s 12 month photo:

12 Months (ONE YEAR!)

It’s funny to see the changes month to month – I’m so glad I did monthly pictures!

At 12 months, Maxton:

– Has seven teeth and is brewing a molar

– Is not walking yet, but can sure make his way around quickly while holding on to whatever is close by

-Babbles all day long and has starting to say “ba-ba” while holding a ball (he’s getting there)

– Will sign “milk” when he wants it

– Loves to clap and blow kisses

– Loves sitting on the porch with Mama and Dada and pointing out the cars and airplanes

This little boy is such a blessing in our lives and brings joy to our hearts every day.

Happy 1st Birthday, Maxton! We love you so so so much! xo







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