Monday, August 10, 2015

Sage: On Your First Birthday

Hi there!

Happy Birthday to Sage!!!  Today our boy turns one years old and I'm taking this occasion to reflect on the last year.  There are no words to describe what the last year means to me.  Last night as I rocked him to sleep, I felt so much emotion wash over me as I thought about the journey of the last 12 months.  It's been magical and exhausting, joyful and scary, incredible and hard, fulfilling and challenging... Being Sage's mama makes me a better me.  I'm so thankful for my sweet boy and everything he has brought to our lives.

On that note, I'm going to mostly let the pictures do the talking...

August - You arrived after 26 hours of labor and we fell in love with you instantly.  I couldn't believe it when they rested you on my stomach and I got to cuddle with you for the very first time.  It was the best thing in the world and a moment I'll always remember and hold in my heart.


September - We spent lots of time getting to know each other.  I loved every second home on my maternity leave with you.


October - In autumn we explored the world more.  We took walks most mornings and I cherished being home, especially during my favorite time of the year.  We listened to Frank Sinatra and made all sorts of recipes in the kitchen.  Ok, you observed from your rock n' play and I talked to you.  Thanks for listening so intently.


December - I rocked you into the late hours of the night (and then the early morning hours).  I remember the world was silent as it became Christmas Day and I didn't care for a moment that I would be crazy exhausted for holidays...


January - I went back to work in January.  At first it was tough after getting to spend all my time with you for 20 weeks, but we adjusted quickly and I looked forward to seeing your smiling face each day when I got home.


February - It was Daddy's birthday in February.  You were definitely the life of the party and we were so happy to celebrate with you. 


March - Your personality shined brighter each day.  It amazed me that even when you were up all night, you'd wake up with a huge smile on your face, and even in my sleep deprived state I couldn't help but smile so big too.

April - You learned what a blast reading with Daddy is.  Boy do you love books just like him!

May - We ran lots of errands and you just loved going to stores with your parents.


June - You met great friends at daycare during the school year.  They love you and you love them.  It makes it so much easier on mommy and daddy going to work knowing what fun you're having during the day.


July - You went to your first wedding and did a great job during the ceremony and all!

August - You went on your first plane ride and stayed pretty content (when you were sleeping, haha!).  It was our first family vacation and we had a blast.

You are such a happy boy full of love and laughter.  You make us laugh all the time.  And your adventurous side is really starting to sparkle.  Already giving your mother a heart attack.

This last year has been marvelous.  

We love you to infinity and beyond, always and forever!  Happy Birthday buddy!! 


  1. Happy birthday Sage! It has been amazing over more than 1.5 years as you have shared your pregnancy journey and these wonderful first months ... for those of us who don't know you guys 'in real life', it is really cool. My own 'baby days' are so far behind as we have one leaving for college in just over 2 weeks and the other entering senior year in high school ... but it still brings me back :)

    Happy birthday and congratulations on another milestone for your family - much joy and happiness to all of you!

    1. Thanks so much Michael! Aww I'm sure that's exciting and emotional your kid going off to college. I can't even being to fathom that but I know I'll blink and those days will be there. Thank you again and much joy and happiness to you and your family too!