3/6/12

Getting Ready

I am super emotional this week. Blame it on the weather, blame it on my lack of exercise this week, or maybe I just need to up my meds, but momma is pretty sentimental right now.

I just can't believe this is the week, a year ago, that Eli entered our lives.

Everything I've done this week I've thought about myself last year. How I was feeling, what we were doing, what it was like to carry around an extra 42 pounds.

Side note: I feel like George Banks in Father of the Bride. You know how he constantly tells everyone how much his daughter's wedding cost? I think everybody and their second cousin now knows that I gained 42 pounds. 42 pounds and proud baby.

Anyways, everywhere I go, everything I do I think of this time last year and just how much my life was about to change and I had no idea. NO idea.

I've gone back and read our birth story, just taking it all in. I can't believe it has been a year. I have gone through so many emotions throughout the past year, and I've experienced love like never before. What a whirlwind!

And now we are getting ready for Eli's party. We are doing a Rock n Roll theme party on Saturday. I still have a couple of things left to do to get ready but for the most part we are ready to Rock n Roll!!

I know Eli won't remember the party, but I still want it to be a fun celebration, celebrating his first year, and we all know he loves to rock n roll with dad's guitar so it just seemed appropriate!

I took some pics of Eli last weekend to use at the party, this is my favorite pic. Can't believe my baby is going to be one!

16 comments:

  1. The party will be amazing. Can't wait to see it. :)

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  2. I can't wait to read about his party! He's such a cutie. I remember anxiously waiting for you to have him too!

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  3. that is such a fabulous picture!!! happy birthday week eli!

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  4. 42 pounds and you still looked like a million bucks :) Enjoy every emotional moment of this week honey. Pretty soon you'll be celebrating his 4th birthday. Oh shit...now I'm gonna cry!!!

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  5. A year? Wow...I can't believe he's already 1. It's crazy how quickly it even goes by for your readers. :) That photo is absolutely adorable, and I love the theme for the party. Can't wait for pics! Enjoy his celebration.

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  6. I can't wait to hear all about the party! I LOVE the pictures you took of him. They are adorable!

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  7. Love love love the picture! Can't wait to hear about his party. What a perfect theme! May this year be just as Blessed as the last.
    Happy Birthday Eli (and family)!

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  8. Oh my gosh, he's already a year old?? That's crazy. Happy Birthday little Eli!

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  9. I can't believe your sweet boy is almost one! I love the picture you took. I hope the party this weekend is everything you hoped it would be and so much fun!! Happy Birthday, Eli!!

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  10. Oh WOW!!!....I can't believe he's already turning ONE!!!! Time flies....I see now why everyone always says..."they grow fast"....they most definitely do!

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  11. I can't believe it! I remember his birth day like it was yesterday. I'm so excited to see what the next year holds for precious Eli. You are such a great mommy and I know his birthday party will be amazing!

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  12. Love the pic of Eli! Can't wait to hear all about his party!

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  13. that pic is so adorable...I can't wait to see all his party details!

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  14. Precious birthday boy!!! I can't believe it's already been a year either! I hope he's feeling better by the weekend so y'all can still rock and roll!!

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  15. Aw! That boy is gorgeous! Happy birthday to him and to you, who had him! :)

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  16. Happy Birthday Eli!! And congrats on surviving your first year as parents! :)

    I have followed your blog for a long time, and we were actually pregnant at the same time! My daughter's first birthday is tomorrow!! I have loved reading your stories the past 21 months (well, at least as soon as you announced your baby on the way until now) as you went through pregnancy and that first year. So much of what you said is exactly how I was feeling about things or experiencing myself. It has helped knowing that I'm not alone in this Mommy journey and what we go through!

    Enjoy his party to the fullest, and remember that it is okay to be sentimental. I am, too, and was even sad that Valentine's Day was her last "first" holiday! I think it's just because we love our little munchkins so much that we just learn to cherish every little thing about them.

    Have an amazing day celebrating your sweet boy! :)
    Katie

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