My baby is ONE!
I can hardly believe it. I’ve had flashback thoughts all weekend of what I was doing a year ago.
Having my water break on our stairs. Bringing her into the world less than three hours later. Meeting this gorgeous, feisty soul who tried rolling over when they weighed her.
Witnessing her dad tenderly and expertly give her, her first bath.
Snuggling this beautiful soul in the quiet stillness of a hospital room, while my husband took care of the boys at home.
Seeing my boys meet her for the first time and instantly falling in love.
We kept things low-key and small, and just had my parents over for her birthday “party.” By party I mean, we all gathered around and gawked at her while she played with her birthday balloon and tried her first taste of cake.
I really don’t think she enjoyed the attention all that much…or the cake. :)
I love seeing babies reactions to their first piece of birthday cake.
Owen poked at his cake, tried to shake it off, signed “drink” and “asked” for a napkin right after.
Reid happily dug into his cake, ate it by the fistfuls and smeared it ALL over his body.
Natalie was perturbed that we told her not to touch the candle. When Owen was done helping her blow out said candle, she kicked the cupcake over with her foot. She was bothered that we shoved her reluctant hand into frosting, gagged a little upon tasting it, but then enjoyed a few licks before asking to be done. ha ha :) Memories…
We moved her from the table to her high chair to see if that would help her feel more comfortable eating it.
She was not impressed with that idea. :)
It wasn’t until the next day when we had leftover cake (and no audience), that she finally appreciated the frosting.
I admit that I was relieved because I put a lot of effort into this cake. It’s a bit special, you see. She is allergic (at least for now we think) to dairy, egg, and intolerant to soy. This cake is free from all of those things. I experimented and came up with a a frosting recipe that I am excited to share with you tomorrow. I’ll also share the link to the cake recipe I used.
Oh baby….what a lovely, adventurous, wild, wonderful,
…joyful year it’s been having you join our family. I feel it a privilege to love you, Nat.