Letters to Noal: First Birthday...I know, I know I'm a tad late...

It feels like Reid has taken over the blog at times- All her health updates, our journey with Down syndrome & how we are all adapting to having two babies under two...

So, I feel like yall need a Noal update- Those that are Facebook friends, I apologize in advance because you constantly see photos/videos of him...But those friends that dont get bogged down daily with a Noal moment- here is a bit of what my busy little mouse is about these days...


Today he is officially 20 months old...Sweet Jesus, honestly where did those 20 months go...Im absolutely loving this stage- Although Noal is beyond busy & tends to have a tanti here & there, I love how everyday is a surprise...


What word or animal sound will he pick up today?




Wonder who taught him to do this?




How does he know how to dance like that?




Could he possibly love his dog anymore?




And could he seriously be any happier?



I LOVE discovering the world through his eyes..Everyday hes changing, making me laugh & continues to cuddle like its his job...He now places both hands on my face when he's kissing me & it just might be my favourite thing yet...


As much as he's turning into this little person, at night when it's just the two of us- he's still such a baby...He'd cuddle for hours if I let him & some nights I would like nothing more...Every night when my arm falls asleep from holding him so long or my mind wanders & thinks of all the stuff I have to get done once he's asleep- I stop myself, breath in his hair, kiss his chubby face, squeeze him tighter & think that these moments in life- this exact one, holding him as tight as I possible can are what matter more than anything...And these precious moments are going to be gone before I know it...

Ive been meaning to update Letters to Noal for ages but life has gotten in the way...I hand write letters to him all the time but haven't updated the blog & have also decided to only share a few moving forward in his life...So, in honour of my Bubba- Here is a letter I wrote him on his first birthday...Cant believe in a few months well be celebrating his second...









July 27th, 2011-

My 1 year old Monkey...

You are one today and I love you more than anything...I wish I could pause life and just stay in the perfect moment for ever... So, I will keep taking as many photos & videos as I can-trying to capture it all...Your dad makes fun of me for the amount of photos/videos I take of you..It is a bit much I admit but I can’t help myself...And one day my darling son, when you are bigger you will look back on all these photos/videos and smile and know how very loved you are...In all honesty I’m utterly obsessed with you...I can’t get enough of your chubby little smile, your infectious laugh or how you say “Mumma”...You are perfect in every way to me...


In one little year you have changed me in more ways than I ever thought possible...Not just in the learning to be a Mumma-kinda-way...I feel like you in a way have made me find myself- For so many years I just did my own thing- Moved to Switzerland- didn’t find who I was looking for in myself there- Then I looked in Australia, Paris, Dublin- I just kept exploring as much I could, not only to discover all I could of the world but also to discover who I was...I feel like in life I have always been pretty true to myself, but in ways I could never find in all my travels you have in one year put it all into the light...I feel like you are my purpose & somehow having you made me become who I was supposed to be all along..You have made my world so much sweeter, made my life so much more meaningful & I can’t believe the huge amount of love, pride & happiness I have for you in one short year...Watch out world- I’m going to be that over the top Mumma just right obsessed with her baby boy...

The biggest thing you have taught so far is to live with a thankful heart & happy soul...Everyday spent with you has been amazing {I’m desperately dreaded September when you have to go to daycare & I’m so thankful I’m prego again so that I’ll only be away from you for a few short months}...You my dear darling boy have truly shown me what’s important in life- You are the truest reminder everyday of what really matters...


You have brought so much happiness, love, and hope to our little family...Your dad & I absolutely adore you & we are certain that you are going to do something very special and wonderful in this world...Your happy soul alone brings everyone who meets you a smile...You’re funny, so sweet, soo cuddly and so adventurous...


So, although this year has gone by faster than I ever imagine- I’m trying to live in the present and not think too far ahead...I’m trying to enjoy the now with you...Son, I love the now more than any other time in my life.

Here’s to you my darling Noal, today and tomorrow...
Happy 1st Birthday My love...

Love Mum







         

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