A Year of Parenting

My baby boy is a year old. 

I honestly cannot believe I survived an entire year of parenthood! Let me tell you, Liam did not make it easy. There have been so many sleepless nights, so many tears shed (mine, his, Alex's), multiple doctor's visits, tons of internet research, moments of utter panic and confusion, physical pain from birthing and breastfeeding, worry upon worry... It's been a rollercoaster to say the least! But along with all of that there has been immense joy and blessing. I love Liam so fiercely, it's intense. I am certainly no parenting expert, but I have learned so much over the past year. And one of the biggest things I've learned is that I am capable. I am capable of being a mother, of loving another human being more than myself, of caring for a young child, of making my son laugh and have a good time. 

I am so looking forward to the rest of my life being a mother to this amazing boy...and one on the way! 

Newborn Liam...the day we became parents.