I just spent the last few hours looking at photos from the last year. The first year of JSL’s little life has now come and gone. It seems like yesterday when I was VERY pregnant and upset that the little guy did not listen to my eviction notice. Here I am just eight days before my life changed forever.
The day before JSL was born was Mother’s Day last year. It was a lazy day where I rested a lot and was not feeling the best. The next morning I got out of bed and before I was able to stand all the way up I heard a loud pop and ran to the bathroom. I recalled this from almost four years earlier when it happened with NHL. I calmly went back to the bedroom and woke JL up to tell him the news. The rest of the story can be seen here.
It is so hard to believe that my baby is one. I am not ready for this and am in denial. Yet as I sit here looking through all of the memories of JSL’s first year I know it is true. I have tears in my eyes because I flash back to February, a horrible month that almost stole my baby from me.
Here are some photos from each month of JSL’s 1st year.
1 – Right after he was born. 2 – Big brother NHL comes to take JSL home. 3 – Sleeping in the Papasan on loan from Laura. 4 – Right before his bris.
1- So tiny in his car seat. 2 – Big brother NHL taken JSL for a walk. 3 – All curled up to sleep. 4 – Big smiles!
1 – First time in his swing – other wise known as his "Thinking place" 2- Mommy and her boys 3 – Kiss from big brother NHL 4- Sitting up alone on the couch
1 – In Nana’s arms at Aunt M’s baby shower 2 – Vegging out with big brother NHL 3 – Time to romp in the new to us ExerSaucer … another "Thinking spot" 4 – Posing for the camera with his Very Hungry Caterpillar bib
1 – Brotherly love 2 – Creeping in his crib 3 – At the apple orchard in Mom’s arms 4 – Look at those chubby thighs!
1 – Wearing the Ark outfit 2 – Amused by Mommy taking lots of photos 3 – One cool dude! 4 – Monkey NHL and penguin JSL at Halloween
1 – Wearing new outfit for photo shoot 2 – First solid food 3 – Story time with NHL and Daddy 4 – Cuddles with Mommy
1 – Photo shoot for our holiday cards with NHL 2 – Lots of fun jumping in the ExerSaucer 3 – Sleeping in the car next to big brother NHL 4 – Cuddle time on flannel sheets.
1 – Big smiles and lots of teeth 2 – Ready for the cold to pick up big brother from school 3 – Wearing jeans for the first time 4 – Snuggling pirate ducky blanket made by Laura.
1 – Asleep after coming in from the cold 2 – During four day hospital stay after febrile seizure 3 – Cozy surrounded by lots of flannel 4 – Brothers are reunited and snuggling
1 – Brother bonding time 2 – Messy baby face 3 – Loving his bouncy zebra 4 – Standing up in crib to say hello
1 – Whipped cream loving baby 2 – Walking with his new lion toy from Nana and Papa 3 – Playing soccer outside with Daddy and NHL 4 – Passover with his matzoh bib
1 – Lots of laughs with big brother NHL 2 – Sleep eating 3 – First time on the Merry-go-round with Daddy 4 – Opening presents at his birthday party
Happy 1st birthday JSL – we are so blessed to have you in our lives. Always know that Mommy loves her snuggle puppy and can not wait to continue to watch you grow (just stop doing it so quickly – PLEASE).