This past weekend we celebrated Briley's birthday with family and friends. It was such a wonderful time and I cannot even tell you how lucky we are to have such amazing people in Briley's life that love her very much. I will post pictures from her birthday on a later date when we get them back from the photographer...but here is one of my favorites from the day that I snapped really quick!!
Today...our little girl is 1. It is definitely abittersweet feeling. It is so wonderful to watch her change and grow into the little person she is, but on the other hand where did our baby go?? I was thinking back to a year ago and how Daniel and I were so anxious the night before she was born...not necessarily about her arrival but that they would cancel on us AGAIN!! :) Luckily they didn't and the day she was born went so smooth and we were surrounded by a lot of family and friends and it couldn't have been a more perfect day. She was born at 5:14 p.m. and weighed 8 lbs 9 ounces and was 20.5 inches tall. Thinking back to the 1st time I held her I can't even describe to you the amount of love I felt for her. I remember looking at Daniel and feeling a different kind of love for him as well...it was a deeper love. I remember thinking at that moment that the love I am experiencing for Briley is only a fraction of how much God loves us. That is AMAZING to me.
Here are a few pictures looking back 1 year ago...
Before the contractions started...see I'm still smiling :)
They have started...notice no longer looking at camera...hahaha!!
She is here :) All the pain is not even a memory in my mind at this moment!!
I love this picture of her and Daniel....so sweet!!
Oh what a difference a year can make!!
When we visit the doctor on Monday for her 1 year well check I will update her length and weight and write a little about the fun things she is now doing...she has the cutest personality!! I really think she has a great mix of Daniel and I. I can't wait to see what the next year brings for our little cutie :)