Sunday, May 24, 2009

My sweet little baby girl turned 1 yesterday. As all mother's say on their child's first birthday, "I can't believe it came so fast." She is turning into the most curious, life-enjoying little person. I've loved watching her learn new things as the months pass on. Who knew that with each new milestone, we as parents would be so completely proud and amazed at our daughter's growth. I'm not going to lie; being a mother is the hardest thing I've ever done. It's so draining to be on 24 hour on-call service day after day after day. Sometimes I say to myself, "Next baby is going to be bottle-fed from the start," as I imagine myself fast asleep at 3 am while Casey tends to the little one. But then bedtime comes, and my little baby reaches for my hair to twirl and caresses my face as she eats, and I once again cherish my time with her. Never before has a person caused so much frustration and anger in me. Really, she has caused some major meltdowns on my end. But on the other end of emotions, I am so attached and reliant and completely devoted to my sweet child. She is beautiful. She is vibrant. She has a smile that will make you ahhh. She's my little Maddie Cakes.


4 comments:

the Picketts said...

WOW! It came! I cant believe it happened so fast! Happy Birthday Maddie! i totally understand all your emotions---i think i experienced all of them to the extreme this week:) Good thing we have cute kids and short memories.

jordan and tyrell said...

motherhood is indeed a challenge and i hope that one day i get some more patience. and i hear you, i also have never felt so much love and so much frustration in all my life, until carter came along. happy birthday maddie!

Alyson said...

That cake is amazing! Time goes by so fast when they are so little, and then not fast enough some times! I don't think it is even possible to put into words how being a mom is, but you got pretty close!

mike and maren said...

Jessie, as always, you are so creative. My poor kid is going to settle for a pie for their birthday due to my poor idea-brewing brain.