From the first time I held you and heard your first cry, finally love had a face and you were all mine. A year full of firsts and special moments to share; first laughs, first giggles, first teeth, first smile, every second was worth all the while. Today kiddo, is your very First Birthday day, you will not remember much of this day but I will remember every minute of it and how much you loved your first cake.
2016 had been no ordinary year for me. It was the year I was blessed with two new lives. That is, the birth of my son and the rebirth of myself. The year I watched each month unfold a miracle. No more is my time measured in minutes, but in precious moments.
I look back a year ago and at this very moment I was in the hospital bed. I was scared and petrified for what was to come. Overwhelmed with anxiety and fear of the unknown.When Arjun was born he was so little and so delicate. I feared I would break him.
I did not break him.
When Arjun was 1 month old, he cried so much. I almost thought he will he never smile. At that tender age, he had a reflex smile. Now, he infects the world with smiles.
2 months old I thought I didn’t quite understand him and his needs. He was a colicy baby. Usually he felt uneasy during bedtime and it would break my heart see him toss and turn. I wanted to understand him. Arjun spoke with his eyes, his eyes would light up bright when he would see things he liked, his eyes would grow big when he would see things that would fascinate him.
3 months old he had his first experience of pain. I felt the pain.
4 months old he burst into his first bout of laughter. I finally trapped happiness and like a sponge, I continually absorb it each time I hear him laugh.
5 months old hmmm he had lots and lots of drool. I wondered when it would stop. I ran out of bibs.
6 months old he learnt to hold his head up, he tried to sit up but would fall. I let him fall because I knew he has learnt a priceless lesson to hold his head up high. He always got up and tried again.
7 months old he started eating first foods. This started off as a really fun experience but boy is he a fussy eater. His first teeth cut through.
8 months old you learnt to clap your hands. He simply loves clapping. His love for music was so apparent. He finally moved to his own crib.
He learnt another great skill, to lift himself up when he fall. I know each time he will fall I will be there to hold him but I also know that he will continue to do so even when I am not.
9 months old he learnt to crawl. His adventures began grow from room to room, from cupboard to cupboard, place to place, mile to mile.
10 months old he learnt to give me a high five. A great high five to life! Whoop whoop!
11 months old he took his first steps. It all starts with the little steps, the little steps that walked into my heart, will soon achieve great things. The steps in the right direction, the steps forward. These steps will take you to places, lifes treasures, the world and beyond.
12 months old my baby celebrates his big one. The one that sets proud for all the rest of the wonderful years ahead.
MY little Arjun, I would not have done it without the strength that you have given me. It has been an amazing year and I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for us.
Happy Birthday my Baby …….