My sweet Ruby,
It’s over– your first year of life. Twelve whole months have passed since I held you for the first time and looked into your beautiful eyes. It passed in a blink and I find myself constantly wanting to freeze time, push the pause button–I want just one extra day of your baby-ness. I know it won’t be long before that baby chub melts away and my baby is replaced with a little girl. I get misty at the thought!
But oh, how I can’t wait to watch you grow! Every day is filled with wonder. You exude pure joy and happiness, and anyone willing to make eye contact is met with huge smiles, giggles, coos, and laughs. You are the happiest person I know. And as I watch you bring joy to all you meet, I feel so lucky to be your mom. The last year has been the best of my life, and I can’t wait to witness you become the person you will be.
You are so precious, petite bijou.
photos by Veronica Reeve