Thursday, December 6, 2012

Whitney's first year

12 months
52 weeks
365 days
8760 hours
525,600 minutes
31,536,000 seconds

That's how long it has been since my sweet little Whitney came into this world and changed my life.
And I have cherished every single moment with her.  She is my little ray of sunshine.  I am pretty sure Whitney was born smiling, and hasn't stopped.  Each one of my days with her is filled with laughter, love and a pure innocence and curiosity you can't find anywhere but in a child so small.

Before Whitney was born I was so afraid I wouldn't love her well enough.  Brooklyn had been my only child for three years and my heart was already so filled with love that I didn't think I could possibly fit one more ounce of love in there.  But on December 6, 2011 at 5:27am I realized that your heart does not have a limit on how much love it can hold.  Seeing Whitney take her first breath, hearing her first cry confirmed what I had wondered to be true: a mother's heart is just big enough to hold love for all her children.

So before I totally lose it I want to share with you a years worth of photos of my little sunshine. 

Starting at 2 weeks old I put Whitney in the same 12 month sized onesie and snapped a photo documenting her first year.  Being around her everyday it's hard for me to see the big changes that slowly happen.  Like her itty-bitty body filling out, just to thin again a little when she started to crawl, her hair that was once very dark is now a light brown with blonde highlights, and how her chubby little face now looks more like that of a toddler than an infant.

Happy Birthday, Whitney Reese!

My wish for you on your very first birthday is that you always keep a smile on your face and a twinkle in your eye.

Love Always,