I tried to figure out how I could somehow change the date of this post, try and make it a few months ago so I don't feel so badly about my blog neglect.Poor, little Leewards. I'm so sorry. I gave her a little make-over to try and make her feel better. Make-overs always make me feel better, anyways.
It's impossible to try and catch up on several months, so instead I thought I'd give a few reflections in honor of the most recent celebration in the Leach family, Gabby's first birthday.
Here's a list I'm entitling: "Thoughts From the First Year of Mommyhood"
- All-nighters with a baby are very different from college all-nighters or leading middle school all-nighters. There are a lot more messy clothes, stinky smells, and loud screams. Hmmm, on second thought, maybe it's not so different than a middle school all nighter. And Gabby was a lot cuter, so maybe I came out ahead with baby all-nighters.
- I never knew that watching someone breathe could be so entertaining.
- I fell in love with my husband even more watching him be a dad.
- I've realized that one of my favorite things in the whole world is watching someone learn something new for the first time. I get to experience this almost every day now. It's no overstatement to call it a miracle.
- You can never have too many Cheerios.
- I can't think of too many other people in the world who could puke all over me and I'm more concerned about their health than the puke on my shirt.
- There's no way I can ever thank my parents enough for all that they've done.
- I will never be able to figure out the intrigue of my iPhone, what makes Gabby want to eat it, and how she can find it anywhere within a 10 foot radius of her little body.
- Toys are interesting. The boxes that they come in are even more interesting.
- How can Gabby come from my body and not like chocolate milk?
I'll include a few pictures from her first birthday party. We did a theme of elephants, "Gabriella-phants" to be exact. I got to live out a life-long dream of cake decorating, and can't wait for future opportunities.