One Year with Liam

I’ll never stop saying how quickly the time passes with your baby. I truly cannot believe that he is ONE. We’ve had an entire year with him. All the clichés are true; it’s hard to remember life before him, and yet I feel like we just met. It’s been the greatest, most cherished honor of my life to be his mom.

I’ve made a goal for myself to write him a card/letter for his birthday every year, tucking it away in a little baby box for him, so that he has them when he’s older. I want to write down everything I feel and want to remember for him to read one day.

I’ve shared with you before that I always wanted to be a mom, but I wasn’t the person that was counting down the months until I could get pregnant and have a baby. I enjoyed my life before him and wanted to soak it in before things changed. I look back on my pre-baby life with fond memories and am grateful for that time to be selfish with my time, travel, and live care-free. In the same breath, getting to experience pregnancy, childbirth, and being a mom has been so much better and more meaningful to me than I thought.

We’ve had our fair share of challenges and growing pains adjusting to life with a baby, especially during a global pandemic. But I would live this year over and over again, if I had to. I have the sweetest memories etched in my brain and on my heart.

And while I would be okay with time slowing down just a little bit, I can’t wait to continue to walk through life with him, mother and son.

Thank you for sharing in his first year of life – for your words of encouragement and loving support throughout the last 365 days!

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  1. 5.19.21
    Dawn said:

    Happy Birthday, Liam!!!

  2. 5.19.21
    Allison said:

    Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed reading about your journey into motherhood (my daughter was born around the same time as Liam!) especially in a global pandemic — what a crazy time warp! Enjoy the summer season ahead with a walker/runner 🙂

    • 5.20.21
      Lauren said:

      Thank you!! It truly has been a wild time to have a baby, but we’ve done it!

  3. 5.23.21
    Nancy said:

    I have enjoyed watching you become a Mom.
    I have written my kids letters on their birthdays for the past 16 and 19 years.

    We have also bought them a Christmas ornament every year that relates to something in their lives at the time. When they leave home, they will take a box of Childhood memories for their own Christmas Tree.

    I have enjoyed watching Liam grow, and the years truly do pass quickly. Enjoy every moment, time passes far to quickly.

    • 5.24.21
      Lauren said:

      Thank you so much! My mom bought us ornaments, too, so I plan to keep that tradition going with Liam!