Happy 1st Birthday Savannah Grace!10/16/2013
I can’t believe it has been an entire year since you were born. Seems like just yesterday I was dealing with every kick in the middle of the night and every TUM I took to settle the heartburn.
It was a shock to know that I’d deliver you in such a hurry but your health was of the utmost importance to your dad and me. I was much calmer this time around delivering you, I knew what to expect and when I heard you cry it brought tears to my eyes. I was so thankful to the nurse that sat with you next to me while I got stitched up so we could just stare at each other. You were 6 lbs, 2 oz., just 6 oz smaller than your big sister, but you haven’t stopped growing and are catching up with her quick.
I think that slightly early arrival set the stage to the little lady you’d become. You do things on your terms from doing whatever it takes (screaming, crying, charming) to get exactly what you want. You and me? We’re a lot alike. Just like me, your happy temper can go from 0 to 60 in about a millisecond. I don’t blame you, we just know what we like, right baby girl? I can dig a little feistiness, but please don’t make me regret saying that when you are a teenager.
Despite your persistence, you have blossomed into such a cutie, and are quick to make your daddy and me smile or laugh. My heart swells each morning when I get you up, you are always smiley and happy after a good night’s sleep, which I’m thankful you took to quickly like your sister. You love watching our ceiling fans and you’re very aware of all your surroundings.
You can play independently but prefer being in the same room as your big sis. She makes you smile the most, and we get such joy watching you come at her and “talking” to her. When you’re not admiring your sis, you are trying to climb up my leg. You are absolutely a mama’s girl. I jokingly call you my “stage 5 clinger.” Don’t tell anyone, but I secretly love it since your sister is such a daddy’s girl, but I do hope you find your independence in the years ahead.
You make me melt every day, and I can’t imagine life without you in our family. I can’t even write this without getting choked up. You seriously have filled my heart in a spot I didn’t even know existed until you came along.
Baby girl, I just love you. I tell you that about 50 times a day when I cover you with kisses, and I have no intentions of ever stopping. You’re our Bap Bap, our Savannah Grace, and most importantly our baby. You make us all smile. Thank you for bringing our family such immense joy.
I love you to the moon and back, there are no words to express the love I feel for you. I look forward to every new year with you and watching you become the amazing person you are destined to be.
I love you...Happy Birthday...