A 2nd First Birthday

Thursday, March 06, 2014

My baby turns one in a couple of days.

When Juliette turned one, I was 10 weeks pregnant with Molly already. This fact (wonderful surprise though it was) really helped me deal with all of the conflicting emotions surrounding Juliette's first birthday. I was mentally relieved somehow that I would get to do this baby thing again...because I wasn't ready for it to be over. Like any first-time mom, I was equal parts bursting with pride and wanting to dissolve in tears over this child whose infancy was ending. It was all very emotional and like I said, I was pregnant (wonder if that had anything to do with it?).

This time is so different! Molly is still such a baby (in the best way!). Jules probably was too at her birthday, but she was the biggest kid I'd ever had when she turned one, and I thought at the time that she was "so big." But hello! Molly still needs me a lot (duh), and her signs of independence are relatively few compared to her very busy and opinionated older sister. Plus, now I know how much FUN comes after the first birthday.

I'm also not quite as wistful for thinking "a year ago, I was still pregnant at this time" blah blah blah. It's still fresh enough in my memory to not quite miss it... yet.  :)

So, we're putting together a little birthday party for little sissy (which I will share, whether or not it comes together as I imagine)..."Molly Madness," if you will.

Stay tuned!


  1. It is so true how your baby just stays your baby longer than you first. Next week Rhett will be the age that Riggins was when he became a big brother. I keep looking at Rhett--who is still such a baby to me even though he is almost 2--and thinking "How on earth did I think Riggs was so big and how did I have a newborn with one still so little?" Experience puts a little perspective to how "big" these little people really are, I guess!


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