Mar 14, 2009

Countdown to Stella's 1st Birthday

Since Stella will turn one in 12 days, I am making it my goal to write a short post each day between now and then that will let me share some of the little miracles that Damon and I have witnessed since we were blessed to become Stella's mommy and daddy last March 26th. Tonight I will start with the first month. Some of the highlights: Stella was full of surprises right from the start. She was much bigger than anyone thought she would be....8 pounds and 12 ounces. I think I was the one who was most surprised by that! In the delivery room she picked up her head and looked at her daddy, and throughout the year she has proven that she is definitely a "daddy's girl." During her first week at home we dressed her up, put her on a blanket on the living room floor, and had our first photo shoot. This shot of Stella holding her daddy's hand is still one of my favorites. Before she was two weeks old, Stella had already rolled over. It is amazing to look back at these pictures and see how much her looks have changed. What happened to that dark hair?
Our first month together was very special. We had lots of visitors at the hospital and after we came home Stella's grandparents took really good care of all three of us for a few weeks. Many friends stopped by to meet Stella and bring us meals. It was an amazing time to be thankful for the great friends and family we have been blessed with.


Grandma Tonie said...

Well, that made me cry---but it was tears of Joy Unspeakable, for my heart is so full!

Unknown said...

So beautiful. I love the picture of her with Damon's hand. There is nothing in the world like a loving dad...we are blessed with our husbands!