one year old

Today our youngest- and probably our last- child turned one!

I have been reflecting on this moment a lot over the past month (this mama is emotional with three birthdays occurring in November). This is what I have to say.

Every few years, since the moment I turned 30, I have been blessed with a new baby. This has not been lost on me. Married relatively young at 24, for the longest time we never wanted children and went out of our way to prevent them. And because life never works out the way you plan it, when we finally did start trying for one, it took a few very emotionally taxing years to conceive. Once my eyes glanced upon those two pink lines my old life was over and my new life began. Then again, and again, and again.

Motherhood. For me, nothing compares to the role of being a stay-at-home-mother and wife. This is where I am needed most and I wouldn’t trade it for all of the wealth in the world. It has been exactly seven wonderful years of making, growing, and raising babies. If this is our last one, it has been the best thing that I have ever accomplished.

I feel undeserving and yet so grateful for each of my children- on earth and in heaven. You, Beau Beau, are a huge blessing. We love you to the end of the universe and back. Thank you for being ours.

Happy first birthday!!!

Mama

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10 months old

Beau Emmanuelle is now 10 months old!!

She now:

– walks along furniture

– will let go of objects while standing and attempt to stand on her own

– tries feeding herself with utensils

– mimics more and more words and sounds

Here is a look back at Remy and Wilder’s 10 month update. We had his pictures taken in the very same field only three years ago. And Beau is going to the very same mountains in BC that Wilder did at her age. It’s funny how things in life repeat themselves.

Only two more months until she’s one year. Time, slow down.

Emory

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8 months old


Sweet Beauby is now 8 months old!!

I don’t know how an entire month passed us by. Wasn’t she just turning 7 months?? How can this be?


This last few weeks were filled with massive changes for her! I feel as if she is gearing up for her first crawls, first words, and first everything. This is how she changed over the past 30 days:


– can give herself a sippy cup and/or bottle

– can wave hello

– can sit up and scoot around

– can push herself back up to a sitting position when she’s laying down

– tries to pull herself up to a standing position using furniture

– sucks on her bottom lip, and uses sounds to have a back and forth conversation with you

– recognizes her name and will look when you call her

– and finally, she cut her first two teeth!!


Oh little cutie, please don’t grow up too quickly. We are still loving this phase with you.

Mama

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6 months old

Beau is 6 months old today!

She has grown so much over these last few months. She went from a helpless newborn to one that sits unassisted, grabs, rolls, laughs, babbles, and eats food. She is the most darling little thing and we are all obsessed with her.

How half a year has passed by already is beyond me. Time has gone by so quickly. It truly is a thief.

Here are Remy and Wilder’s 6 month updates.

Emory

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5 months old

Our Beau is now 5 months old.

These are some recent milestones:

– Bites when done breastfeeding, then laughs when I say ow!

– Rolls constantly

– Picks up all the objects

– Grabs her toes

– Bounces in a Jumperoo

– Nurses closer to every 3 hours than every 2 hours

– Received her 4 month immunizations

– Was baptized

– Is done her 4 month sleep regression!

This was probably the most eventful month for her so far. I can’t believe that next month she will be half a year old. My little girl. 😢🤍

Emory

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