Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Kendall

Dear Kendall,

As I sit down to relive your first year of life, I'm almost certain tears will be shed.  I cant begin to put into words the love that I have for you.  You have been such a blessing and I couldn't imagine  you being in our family, you just fit right in.  I never knew my heart could love this much.

I remember the day so well when I found out I was pregnant with you.  I was filled with so many emotions, the biggest one I kept asking myself was "will I be able to handle having 3 kids?"  The answer is YES.  "Will we be able to afford 3 kids and that I'll continue to be able to stay home?"  The answer is YES.  My pregnancy was pretty easy.  Now that I think back I had the worst morning / afternoon / night time sickness with you.  Going in for our big ultrasound, I was excited and nervous.  Just hoping that everything would be ok & most importantly that you were healthy.  You checked out perfect & we found out we would be adding another beautiful little girl to our family.  We had a few false alarms and visits to the hospital to be monitored, but on that very early morning of October 27th at 1:30am the contractions started and were consistent.  At 4am I woke up your dad and said it was time!  Getting into the car that chilly morning I realized this would be the last time I would feel a baby move inside me, the last time I would deliver a baby and the last time I would get to feel the joy & happiness that comes with welcoming a new child into the world.  Welcoming you into our family was the best day of my life, all my deliveries were.  Feeling unconditional love for one little person is life changing.  Even though I'd done it 2 other times it was just as special every time.

Bringing you home I worried if your sisters would accept  you, how they would react and if they would love you as much as we did.  They've surpassed my expectations and took there roles as big sisters very seriously.  You are lucky to have them.  I hope the bond you 3 share only continues to grow deeper.  I hope no petty arguments or little things ever tear your relationship with each other apart!

This year, though it flew by in literally the blink of an eye, has been so much fun with you.  You have been such a joy to our family.  Since day one you have been so calm and so go with the flow.  You are the happiest little girl I've ever met.  Your smile brightens my day.  Your slobbery wet kisses & hugs are my absolute favorite.  Watching you achieve each milestone has been so much fun.  I've loved watching your little personality come to life and also witness your little fiery side as well.  You have the charm and cuteness to put a smile on any ones face.  I am beyond thankful everyday that I get to be your mommy.   Waiting 10 months for you to finally say "mama" was the best, I thought you were never going to say it, but when you did my mommy heart exploded with love.

You have been the greatest joy and blessing to our family.  We love you to the moon and back.
Happy 1st Birthday sweet girl

Mommy, Daddy, Kaylee & Keira


  1. What a sweetie! Happy Birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday, Sweet Kendall! She is beautiful!

  3. Happy birthday to your sweet baby! She is so pretty!

  4. So sweet! Happy birthday pretty girl:)

  5. what a sweet post!!! happy birthday pretty girl!!!!

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  7. gosh i feel like it was just last month I was reading that you were prego again! :) Time has flown by! Another beautiful baby Jess girl :) You guys have the most gorgeous bebes ;)