To mark the special occasion of Louis’ first birthday, I’m cheating a bit. Instead of putting up a photo from the past week, I decided it would be best to share a photo(s) from the very first day our family was whole. The first moment, really.
Louis Brock McKinley came into our lives at 4:12pm on Thursday, August 19, 2011. He was 7 tiny pounds and 12 little ounces. One year later, our sweet bug is now weighing in at 22 pounds and 13 ounces. He’s grown so much!
The picture below is one of the more recent pictures I have of the three of us together. It was taken on July 4 (so a little over a month old). It looks like all three of us have done some dramatic changing! :)
And finally, a side-by-side comparison of just how much he’s changed in a year:
Beautiful then and beautiful now.
Happy birthday to my sweet little one. You’ve taught me more in one year than I ever learned in the 25 years leading up to your arrival. I look forward to the many adventures we have in the future and I will forever cherish the moments we’ve spent together so far.
You are simply amazing.
(Oh…and please stop growing. I want you to stay my little Buddha forever.)