Hannah's first year is quickly coming to an end. In a few months, my sweet baby will be one! As each day passes, I realize that I'm starting to forget some things, and I want to write them down so I can look back at them some day, and maybe even share them with her when she's older.
1. One of the first things I said after she was born--if not the first thing--was "She has back hair." She was white and gray and covered in goo, and she still had a fine layer of lanugo on her in some spots. I guess after the rush of labor and pushing my baby out of my body, words and emotions escaped me.
2. One of the most amazing, shocking things when she was born? That her body temperature was exactly the same as mine.
3. The small, soft noises she'd make as a newborn, and how even moving her head back and forth required so much effort.
4. The first time she smiled at me. On purpose.
5. As she became more aware of her surroundings, and hearing her test out her vocal cords to make sounds to communicate with us.
6. Hearing "ba ba ba" and "da da da" for the first time, and hearing her repeat it back to me.
7. The first time she sat up and got onto her hands and knees after I laid her down to bed, complete with shit-eatin' grin and a that "Screw you, big people!" look in her eyes.
8. The way she laughs when she learns something new.
9. Her smile and giggle when she bounces in her jumperoo.
10. The way she reaches for me when she falls down (or when the floor falls up) because she's hurt and all she wants is a little comfort.
I'm going to miss this stage.