I had just finished my last paper for my master’s class and decided to relax for the rest of the evening. My maternity leave had just started, but Mikayla was still in my big belly.
A year ago, Ben and I decided to head into town for some snacks. Much to my dismay Taco Bell was out of refried beans. How does a “Mexican” restaurant run out of refried beans? Never mind, that is a different rant.
A year ago, we were a family of two plus Shiloh that was about to become a family of three.
A year ago, I was a breast pump virgin. Now, after many days of making bottles for my daughter I am no longer a breast pump virgin. For the last 10 months (I didn’t pump much the first two months), I have use my handy breast pump to supply milk for my daughter at least once a day. It has been an up and down battle, but we made it!
A year ago, these were Tim’s thoughts on what was happening in our lives.
A year ago, this is how I looked laying in a hospital bed anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby Kickert.
A year ago, I first held Mikayla in my arms and experienced a bond like no other. I nursed my daughter for the first time and cried as my husband sang her lullabies beside me.
A year ago, my life changed forever.
A year ago, I added another birthday to my calendar, the birthday of my daughter: Mikayla Lillian Kickert.
Happy Birthday Little Munchkin! I hope your first birthday is extra special!