Today, my topic was "your year in photos." As I lay here in bed - barely keeping my eyes open and blogging from my iPhone, I am reminded that my year could really be summed up in a single photo.
A photo that captured the moment I held my son for the first time.
The best day of my entire life.
Experiencing the miracle of pregnancy, labor, and birth was incredible. I count my blessings each day that Justin and I were able to get pregnant.
Lord knows we tried- not as hard as some couples. But I can recall those heartbreaking moments of each failed pregnancy test...but every moment in life has a reason and purpose.
Cooper was worth the wait.
Tomorrow will be my last Monday at home with Cooper during my maternity leave. I am devastated, to be completely honest. The thought of leaving him with a woman I barely know (even though seems so sweet and loves Coop already), just brings tears to my eyes. I was lucky get 12 full weeks off with my little love. My heart aches for woman who get any amount of time shorter than that...I never want to leave him. But I know I need to give working a shot. I will do my best to provide a good life for my sweet baby boy. But there is no denying how much I will miss him when we are apart.
I will miss our daily snuggle sessions so much.
I will miss watching LIVE with Kelly and Micheal with him each morning.
I will miss hearing him cry during tummy time every few hours.
I will miss him holding my hand during our daily feedings- even though he sometimes tries to be independent and hold the bottle himself.
I will miss hearing him tell me stories all day long.
I will miss watching him stretch really big when he wakes up from all of his naps!
I will miss snuggling with both of my boys all day long.
I will miss hanging out with captain calamari and coop!
I will miss our daytime shopping trips and errands!
I will miss the sound of his piano playing while I am in the kitchen doing dishes or stretching out next to him.
|Coop looking at himself in the mirror.|
Simply put, I will miss spending each and every day "at home" with my littlest, best friend.
Cooper made 2013 the best year of my life. And every year I continue to spend with him will continue to touch my heart and fill my life with so much happiness and love. I'm so blessed and lucky to have Cooper as my son.