Happy First birthday, my sweet girl.
It's hard to believe that you've already been with us for a year. But, at the same time, I cant really remember anything before you. You came into this world with such grace + ease, and made my transition from 1 to 2 kids as easy as can be. Thank you for that.
As a newborn, the only thing you required was a full tummy. Other than that you would sleep and cuddle with whomever + wherever.
Over the year, you and I have developed our own little routine, which I have grown to cherish so much. We wake up at least an hour before anyone else in the house + spend our time playing, cuddling + nursing. At the beginning I was exhausted and wished you could sleep as late as your brother. But I quickly realized that this was the most intimate bonding you + I could've had. Early mornings before the chaos. Just you + me.
We also got to do quite a bit of traveling together in your first year. We took a couple of beach trips, Disney world, Germany, Amsterdam + a little girls trip to Chicago. You were content with me wearing you through every new adventure.
You made this year so extremely special for me in so many ways. Watching you light up your brother's world is right at the top of the list. Your daddy adores you, and he's convinced you will be a strong, powerful woman one day. I doubt any girl under one has ever been thrown so high in the air and smiled every time.
Our prayer for you is that you bring light with you for all your days like you have this last year.
You will always be my first baby girl. I love you, Griffy!