>> Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Today my son is one year old, and oh what a year it's been!
I sat and nursed Jackson before bed, which happened to be the same time I first nursed him when he was born. I couldn't keep the tears from running down my face. I never imagined this day to be so emotional for me. How is it that I never cried when I had him, when he's given shots, or when he took his first steps - but today, I'm a total wreck?!? I'm blaming it all on my period, that started this morning. Another shocker for the day.
When I had Jackson I thought that I was prepared for how he would change our lives. In reality, I didn't have a clue. The most frightening change for me is how fast life is speeding by. Between the adjustment to motherhood, exclusively breastfeeding and total sleep deprivation, I feel like the first six months of Jackson's life were a fog!
So, in an effort to take time out and soak life in, I took today off work. I wanted to have a special day with just Jackson. A special day that we will always have together. I made Jackson's favorite blueberry muffins for breakfast, you know the kind, just add water:) His future wife will thank me! After breakfast we put on our suits and went for a little swim. Jackson is getting so brave in the water! Today we splashed and floated together until it was nap time.
As soon as Jackson woke up from his nap, we got dressed and went by Mr.'s new office. He was able to sneak away for a few hours to spend some time with us too! We headed downtown and went to our Children's Museum. Jackson had a great time playing with all of the toys. He even dressed up as Uncle Sam and George Washington. The museum had an awesome bubble area, which I loved! We were even able to put Jackson in a bubble.
After the museum we walked across the street to one of my favorite restaurants for some sushi. As usual, it was delicious! Jackson tired some eggplant and loved the mashed potatoes. We joked about giving him sushi, but I'm sure he would have eaten it up!
Our nights aren't complete without a visit at Grandma's. I think that she was happy to wish Jackson a happy birthday. She continues to amaze all of us with her will to live.
We had a great day and I was soaking up every moment of it. My life has never felt so full. I thank God everyday for these blessings.
Happy Birthday, sweet baby boy!