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29 January 2010

Happy Birthday Gretchen Fawn

To my dearest baby girl on her very 1st birthday,

This year you made me a mother. No matter what else I'm given in this lifetime, know that this will always be the most special gift imaginable.

You've accomplished so much in the last 12 months: you were born at home; you cried your first little cry & then stayed so quiet on my chest; breastfeeding was hard, but we figured it out & we're still going strong; you smiled your first smile; you learned to say "dada" & "mama" & it was music to our ears; you rolled over, you sat up, you crawled, you scooted & now you can stand on two wobbly legs, so eager to run, not yet able to walk; you ate your first food; you got your first cat scratch; you fell off the bed; you bonked your head on the coffee table; you went to the zoo; you saw five parades; you had your first swing; you learned to do a little baby dance; you played with the dog; you went to emerg; you grew six teeth; you loved being worn; you slept with us; you wore some cloth diapers & some not-so-cloth diapers; you peed on your parents; you pooped on the floor; you had a bath in the tub just hours after being born; you know where my nose is & where your hair is; you had your first Christmas; you learned how to hug & kiss; you met new friends; you snuggled a lot; you taught us so much; you made your mother & your father fall in love in an instant.

We love you more than we can express, but we will try, every single day of your life.

You mean the world to us.

Happy birthday, baby girl.

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Blogger SquiggleMum said...

Happy birthday sweet Gretchen, and happy birthing-day to my far away bloggy friend!! Sending you love and sunshine from Australia ;-)

January 29, 2010 at 4:56 AM  
Blogger Shannon O said...

What a Beautiful post! You should print that and put in a baby book or scrapbook or something, so she can read it years from now. Thanks for sharing. - Shannon | Confessions of a Loving Wife

January 29, 2010 at 6:12 AM  
Blogger Corinne said...

Happy birthday Gretchen :)
Beautiful post!

January 29, 2010 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger Tabetha said...

A very happy birthday to sweet, sweet Gretchen!

And I agree, you should put that beautiful post in her baby book or scrapbook. It would be wonderful for her to read it when she is older.

January 29, 2010 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger katevp-a said...

Happy Birthday Gretchen!!! Wow! what a year for all of you!! Thank you for sharing your life so openly and honestly... it has been lovely.

January 29, 2010 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger melodyjoy said...

guh, first birthdays are awesome. :) She looks like a little angel. Or little demon, depending on how high energy she is. :)

Here's to many many many more gretchen-birthdays, and many many many more entries by The Fawn. :)

January 29, 2010 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Johanna said...

Thanks Des, now I have tears streaming down my face. Ok hold it together.
Happy birthday beautiful Gretchen. It's been so much fun to watch you grow through your mama's posts. You are such a sweet little one and clearly the apple of your mama and papa's eye!

January 29, 2010 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Happy birthday Gretchen! Loved reading the recap of her first year.

January 29, 2010 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Happy Very First Birthday Miss Gretchen! What a very precious post, its beautiful!!

January 29, 2010 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Pittsburgh Perambulations said...

Happy Birthday, Gretchen! Congratulations on a beautiful first year with your baby girl!!!

January 29, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Awwww, Happy Birthday to your gorgeous one!

January 29, 2010 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Jinxy said...

Happy Birthday Gretchen!!!

January 29, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger blue eyed dragonfly studio said...

That was such a lovely post you brought tears to my eyes. I hope your little one enjoys a beautiful birthday.

January 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Nuh-UHHH!!! She is NOT a year old already!! Oh my gosh...

Happy Birthday to Gretchen!!

January 29, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Amanda Roo said...

Happy Birthday Gretchen :)

Such a sweet recap of her first year <3

January 29, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger nicole said...

happy birthday little one. happy anniversary on mamahood.

January 29, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
OpenID heatherica said...

Aww, happy birthday Gretchen!! I can't believe it's been a year already!

January 29, 2010 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Happy Birthday Gretchen!!

What a beautiful post!!

January 29, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Thank you to everyone!

January 29, 2010 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger jordan said...

beautiful post for a beautiful little girl. all the best in the years to come, can't wait to see her grow in to a bigger little person
xoxo from saskabush

January 29, 2010 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Dani said...

Aww this made m ewell up.. *sniff* Lovely. :) Happy Birthday Gretchen!

January 30, 2010 at 5:23 AM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

awww man happy belated bday G!!

January 30, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Happy birthday Gretchen!
What lovely words from you to her :)

January 30, 2010 at 1:32 PM  

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