One Year Ago Today...
February 08, 2017
My itty bitty baby bumble bee 🐝
So incredibly tiny at her take-home weight of 6 lbs 4 oz 💞
Back then I was a petrified new mother to the most amazing human being in the galaxy 💫
Today, one year later, I feel like a pro after "doing" adulthood and motherhood 99% alone, all on my own 😉
Back then I felt so lost, frightened and supremely elementary where motherhood was concerned. I had only ever nursed baby kittens and 2 doves into healthy creatures, haha, so I had a wee bit o'knowledge with maternal instinct, but this adventure, with a human baby I was Blessed with and solely responsible for was a whole different can o'worms to me!
No one was available to help me, aside from a couple hours at night when my fantastic Mother would be off work and help me with Shannon, even though she was dead-tired from working 8-9 hrs all day, but that little bit was a godsend, especially when Shannon's struggles with severe G.E.R. (maddening colic, doctor diagnosed, too!) kicked in after about Week 5. My teeny tiny girl had a prescription and everything for her poor baby tummy and that ridiculous pain someone so small and unaware shouldn't have been cursed to experience 😭
Anyhow, this little collage is just 1 small fraction of all the photo's I had taken of Shannon on February 08, 2017 😊 But it is a really awesome thing for Google Photo's to have pop up on my phone for me to reminisce the days when Shannon and I were building our bond, crying together, eating together, lol, sleeping together, hurting together and loving together. And still, not one day has crossed me where I have remotely thought "I need a break from her!" Nope. I am in this 150% for infinity and unbelievably devoted to my child, her life and health, and our journey together 😁
I hope I get "This Time, Last Year" updates for innumerable more years still to come with my baby girl-- because I now know what it means to believe "your baby is always your baby, no matter what her age." #lastyear, #babysvcook, #throwback, #babythrowback, #kristenjcook, #babytaos, #january2017babies, #oneyear, #oneyearold, #oneyearlater, #loml, #mommiesmagick, #18daysold, #2weeksold