Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Naomi

Its hard to believe (it always is) that my baby is a year old today! Its stunning how quickly a year can pass as you learn to parent a new person. It feels like she got here... but like she's always been here, you know?

 I love to reminisce about the day she was born. It was a beautiful and super speedy birth. She was born in 2.5 hours from beginning to end. I still can't believe how quickly my birthing experience unfolded with her.

 All of my children were born in the middle of the night and even though I was extremely tired by the time they were born, I couldn't sleep all the next day. My very favorite memories from the hospital are watching the sun rise over my new children for the first time. I had this experience with each of them and I will never forget how special it was to be alone with them as the sun touched their skin for the first time.

We love her, of course, and can't imagine life without her. What an amazing blessing and gift from God our precious Naomi Evangeline is to us!



  1. I love your description of the the sun touching them for the first time... I never had that experience as mine were born in the middle of the day.
    Happy Birthday Naomi!

  2. That is such a precious idea - one that I never thought of - watching the sun touch their skin for the first time! Happy birthday to your precious little one!