One Whole Year.


Oliver is one today.

To be honest, I'm not exactly sure how I feel about it.  Of course I'm happy.  I've had an entire year of sweet baby love.  And,  I'm sad.  I want to push pause.  I'm not quite ready yet.  Not ready for him to go from mama's boy to big boy.  Maybe it was those hours upon hours of colicky crying that tied my heart stings to his.  Maybe it's simply because he's my baby.  The littlest. 

Today we are celebrating.  Celebrating my small O.  This morning we had a photo shoot with Aunt Amy.  Then home for a nap.  Later this afternoon Oliver will graduate to a forward facing car seat.  

And then, there will be cake.


28 comments:

  1. Sooo Cute! Happy Birthday Oliver!

    I know what you mean about the bonding through colic thing + being your baby of the family thing. I feel the same way about my Chloe. It's a bittersweet feeling.

    I hope you have a wonderful day as a family celebrating Oliver, who he is, and what he brings to your family.

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  2. Wow! Happy birthday Oliver!

    It's always hard to watch time go by, especially when it feels like it's moving so quickly. Luckily, you are excellent at documenting all the steps along the way.

    Enjoy your day Oliver, especially the cake!

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  3. aaw happy Birthday!! what a little beauty!

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  4. Oh, I know just exactly that bittersweet feeling; I felt the same way when my baby turned 1 last month. He sure is a cutie!!

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  5. This picture...that boy...he is so adorable!

    I cannot believe that he is one already. Have a great day celebrating that sweet boy!

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  6. I'm sad too. Happy birthday Oliver.

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  7. Oh Boy! Happy Birthday Little O!
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    I loved watching your belly grow this - your littlest babe - and have loved watching you grow that baby into boy.
    love, lindsay

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  8. Happy Birthday Oliver! Time really does fly.

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  9. happy happy birthday Oliver! i have a feeling a piece of birthday cake may change your feelings on solids.

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  10. I think it should be against the law for last babies to grow up. They should legally stay babies forever.
    Happy birthday sweet Oliver. I love you!!

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  11. Happy 1st Birthday little Oliver! That year flew!

    Aiden was sooo much happier when we finally went forward facing. It's a whole new world!

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  12. Oh! I love this picture! It's just beautiful.

    Happy birthday Oliver!

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  13. OK Oliver...we will have another photo session, not on your birthday when you will smile big at Aunt Amy and hold still for 10 seconds...maybe 5.

    Happy Birthday sweet kiddo.

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  14. Sweet picture! It's already been a year! Im curious how your day of "happy working" went? Im not sure we have EVER had a day of work with no one whining, the only time the kids are laughing or smiling is when they start messing around while they are supposed to be working! Which is usually followed by Scott yelling..... maybe you can come teach us! :)

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  15. what a PRECIOUS photo!!

    Happy First Birthday- such a bittersweet event- especially when it's your "baby!"

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  16. Exciting, sad, amazing all at the same time. I'm right there with you.
    Happy Birthday Oliver.

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  17. Happy Birthday Oliver, what a gorgeous photo!

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  18. What a lovely photograph! It seems to truly capture a beautiful moment between the two of you. I know for a fact that colic brings a mother & a child together; what a beautiful sentiment. Soak up all the "littlest" time with that gorgeous baby!

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  19. I thought I'd come over and wish Oliver a Happy Birthday. It sounds like we both have some of the same feelings on their 1st Birthday! Here's hoping for a sloooooow year!

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  20. What a cute boy! All these babies are growing so fast, it seems impossible it has already been 1 year. Hope he has a wonderful year full of fun.

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  21. Yay! You put your new picture on your profile. I LOVE it!!

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  22. Our sweet babes are only a few weeks apart. You post sums up exactly my emotions as I approach his birthday next month. Thanks for sharing. beautiful picture.

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  23. http://www.joelsjourney.org/

    consider keeping him facing back...


    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v163/jen_nah/carseats/?action=view&current=video06B_MGA_213_ForwardFace-Conver.flv

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  24. i am in love with this blog! i found you this morning off chrissie grace (another fave!) i love that quote in your sidebar about a woman creating to fulfill her destiny. such a perfect articulation of how i feel about myself.
    one. your baby turns one. happy bday to him! and a beautiful, beautiful picture. i always had the hardest time with one. one marks the end of the babybaby. one turns two, then three, then ten!

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  25. He is adorable. They do grow up so fast. I miss those baby/toddler days...Happy Birthday to your little guy. :)

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  26. I do hope you consider taking a moment and viewing this website:
    http://www.joelsjourney.org/

    a story of an 18 month old who's neck was snapped while riding in a front facing carseat during a head on collision.

    It's ideal that you consider keeping that precious baby facing backwards until he is 30+lbs and his head to neck to body ratio is more proportioned.

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