Well here we are again. A year further along and I’m writing about a birthday. It feels like it was only a few months ago that I was writing about her first birthday. But alas, it has been an entire year and this past Friday we welcomed Sadie into her 2nd year.
We threw her a small breakfast birthday party over the weekend with a few of her playmates. It was a great time and I’ll post photos and details soon. But today I just wanted to celebrate the number 2.
I crept into Sadie’s room while she slept just a day before she turned two. She looked so peaceful and so beautiful and I couldn’t help myself take an impromptu photo shoot. I carefully studied all of her features just as I did when she was a sleeping newborn. The changes she has gone through in such a short amount of time are absolutely remarkable.
I used to sit and try and imagine what she would look like with hair, now she has a silky blond heap of it that she is constantly pushing out of her face. Her little nostrils used to be so small I feared that if a piece of lint landed in the passage way that she would suffocate. Her legs and arms were so smooth and soft, now she has a very fine layer of blond hair making it’s way across her arms and legs. The chubby rolls of her arms and legs are thinning out and turning into muscular legs that she uses to climb, run and jump.
My little baby child, is now more than ever such a big girl. The way she talks, the speed and steadiness in which she runs, her memory, the way she loves… For me personally, terrible twos is not something I feel. I feel much more strongly toward the term terrific twos. Because this is it. She is so very truly becoming who she is. And this is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. Throughout my pregnancy, and through the entire first year I have thought over and over… who will this little girl be. And she is finally starting to show me.
And since this is her 2 year post – it’s only natural that I take a look back at how far she’s come. And since I’m on the sleeping photo kick… I might as well stay with it.
So here is a look at Sadie back at 1 year…
And here she is as a newborn..
Thank you all for following along with us for these past two years. It’s been fun documenting it all.
And Happy 2nd Birthday to you Sadie Lynn. Love you madly.