Liv is ONE! Can you believe it has been one whole year since Liv entered this world? I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by – that’s a repeat sentence from at least three of my last four posts – but it really has.
She is such a big girl now! It’s amazing to think back to this time last year…
Liv’s due date was actually December 29, but just as mommy hoped, she waited until mid-January to meet us (I had my fingers crossed she wouldn’t have to share her birthday with Christmas…). Her birth was uncomplicated and short (don’t let that fool you…) with just Kevin, a midwife and a nurse at a local birthing center that’s within a hospital. Read more about her welcome story here.
And her first hospital pics here. Our first week home with her was a new but not difficult adjustment. She was a good little sleeper, eater and oh so easy on the eyes.
It’s also hard to imagine that it’s been 12 entire months since I sported this crazy round belly bump waiting anxiously for her arrival… this feels like just a couple of months ago.
But alas she is indeed a big girl now. She began crawling at 6 months, walking at 9 months and she hasn’t slowed down a bit. Now she mumbles and carries on baby conversations and totes a doll around the house. She’s a toddler. How did that happen so quickly?
Eileen (my mother-in-love) and I set up this little birthday photo shoot. How awesome is that handmade wooden wagon she has to store Liv’s toy’s at her house.
By the way, I heard about the free Photoshop Action sets by Pioneer Woman from Young House Love. The above is Old West at 60% plus upping the brightness quite a bit. It’s the neatest, easiest way to add special effects to your photos.
I’m so excited to celebrate Liv’s birthday with family and friends this coming weekend! Will keep you posted on what I have up my sleeve for her party.
Olivia has been an amazing blessing in our lives and we feel so awesomely privileged to have been given the opportunity to raise her and to love her with everything we’ve got. Happy birthday, baby girl!