Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Birthday, Baby Mayhem

Baby Mayhem has taught me so many things in his first year of life. Did you know you can eat your entire body weight in Cheerios, and still want more food? Did you know that you can strike fear in a dog, just by waking up? Or that you can pee so much during a two hour nap, that your entire mattress is soaking wet when you wake up? Baby Mayhem taught me those things, and more. He taught me that your heart grows each time you have a child. He taught me to never underestimate a baby. I once believed that he would stay downstairs with Daddy, while I switched the laundry. Well, he pulled the baby gate open at the bottom of the stairs and climbed up to help me. Silly me!

No Fear! Baby Mayhem doesn't see boundaries. Now, this is a good thing and a bad thing in a one year old! But if you keep an open mind, and really think about why you think you can't do something- you may realize that you can.

Just smile. No matter how bad my day is, or how long my commute takes- when I walk in the door and see his big smile, all the trouble in the world melts away.

It's OK to be silly. My first born is very serious, Baby Mayhem is bringing out the silly. His belly laugh is something that I strive to hear every day!

Happy Birthday, Baby Mayhem.  Here's to many, many more happy memories!

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