From the moment you’re pregnant strangers seem to feel the need to make random comments. Whether it be about the size of your belly or asking if it’s a boy or girl, there’s something about a pregnant woman that draws the remarks in. And it doesn’t change at all once the baby is born, in fact the amount of approaches from strangers throughout the day sky rockets once you have a cute companion with you. So this first year I feel like I’ve heard it all. Luckily there haven’t been any cases of mistaken gender but there was one comment that has stuck with me merely because it was so strange. During a trip to New York City when Beck was 7 months, my friend and I were having breakfast and a waiter approached to admire our children. And then these words escaped his mouth:
Sunday was Beck’s first birthday and I couldn’t let the day pass without presenting him with a mini cake. I decided since he would eat so little of it, I would make a cake that my husband and I would actually enjoy so I went with chocolate. Maybe it was too rich of a taste for a little one eating chocolate for his first time. Click through to see what I mean.
Beck’s first birthday was on Sunday so the day before we threw a small breakfast party to celebrate our favorite kid. Since I know Beck will have an opinion on future party themes, I decided to stick with a simple 1 theme with a lot of yellow. While I have the tendency to want to go over the top when it comes to parties, I decided to reign myself in so I could enjoy the day more. And I was so happy with how it all turned out. Here are some photos from the big day.
Ever since we faced difficulty having Beck, infertility awareness and supporting those going through similar challenges have been in the forefront of my mine. So I’d like to share that this week is National Infertility Awareness Week and here’s my challenge for you to observe it:
Early on in Beck’s life I decided I wanted to do some sort of photo growth series. I ended up choosing a super simple concept so I would stick with it and I’m so happy I did. Every month I would lay him down (or sit him up) on the same blanket and take some shots. So doable right? It’s fun to scroll through for me and see the growth from month to month. And like every mom ever, I’m now finding myself saying, “I can’t believe you were ever that tiny!”
Click through to see Beck from day one to one year.