Tuesday, February 2, 2010

One Year Ago.

One year ago, dear Lana, we saw you for the first time.

You looked like this.

We were amazed.

When the imaging technician told us you were a girl, my first thought was, Well hello there Lana Jean. I quickly reminded myself that we hadn't decided on a name yet and our short list kept changing and the name Lana wasn't even my favorite then. Alas, the first name I called you was to indeed be your name.

Did you know your name then? I am certain you know it now.
I am also certain that the love I had for you then pales in comparison to how very much I love you now.

I could snuggle with you and kiss on your chubby cheeks all day. I could sing you songs and read you stories for hours and hours.
And your laughs, oh your laughs! I am completely addicted to your sweet, genuine baby laughs.

A year ago, I would have never guessed you would have such a strong hold on my heart.

Oh, and don't think it's just me. Your Daddy, yeah, he's as smitten as they come. Your smiles warm his heart every single day.

In one little year, you went from being a bulge in my belly and a black and white image to completely and wonderfully taking over our world.
We love you Lana Jean!
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Leslie said...

Loved this post!!! Made me think back to last year as well.

grammyc said...

Love your post. I hope these stay on forever so Lana can read them someday.