2 years ago today, after a very long and painful labor, we met at exactly 3:30pm for the first time. 4 days past due and you had no intentions of coming out so the doctor had to force you out. When the doctor held you up over the curtain for the first time and your Daddy and I saw you we both cried, but later admitted to each other that we thought you were an albino baby. Your hair was as white as your skin and you had bright blue eyes. Regardless, we loved you because you were ours.
2 years ago today you were a stranger. I could only dream of what your voice would sound like when you said, “Mama”. I could only imagine what you would look like when you took your first steps. I could never comprehend how proud I would be every time you learn a new word, when you blew out the candles of your 2nd birthday cake, when you said, “Love Mama” for the first time, and all your other little accomplishments. I would have never guessed how much joy and happiness you could bring to me.
2 years ago today I wasn’t sure I could do it. I still have days that I’m not sure I can do it. But, I hope you know how much I try to be the best mom possible. I love making you laugh so hard that your face turns red. I love tickling you so hard that you giggle and say, “No, Mama! No!”. I love that I’m the only one who can understand your “Branglish”. I love that I get just as excited as you (okay, maybe more excited) when we get stuck at a train crossing. I love getting to discover new things with you.
2 years ago today I knew I loved you, but I could have never imagined how much more I could love you today. Brayden, I love you so much and am so proud of the boy you are. I can’t wait to see how much you change and grow over the next year. But, please don’t grow up too fast. These past two years have flown by. I’d just like you to stay my baby for a little bit longer.
And a very happy 1 year anniversary to Mom*tog!!!