One year ago I was snuggled up in a hospital bed exhilarated and exhausted. Ian was born, all round and red with a head full of dark, dark hair. And he was just so beautiful– the perfect little features, his button nose and rose petal mouth. Oh, and that fresh baby smell, and the feel of baby breath against my cheek, rubbing my nose and chin in his soft hair. Could that really have been a whole year ago?
We started the day out in new jammies, opening presents. I had planned to include a haircut into the festivities of the day, but that didn’t happen.
I did make a cake, though. I tried to be all prepared and on top of things by making cupcakes last night– cupcakes of the healthy variety. While I did fill them full of things like honey, whole wheat flour, carrots and zested lemon, I forgot the baking soda. Oops. Results– not chewable by a baby.
So, I tried again
and he was impressed. For a little while.
Until he tasted it. Logan said, “Mama, can I not have carrot cake for my birthday?”
Sorry, I promise there will be chocolate next year.
And lots of ice cream.