I don’t know where it came from, out of no where. She didn’t even ask if she was allowed to, but she did it anyway! Rowan turned one!

It’s been such an incredible year, one more than I could have ever imagined. It’s been a year of being up every night, breast feeding, snuggles, learning, & growing!

The best year we’ve had so far!

Although Rowan turned one last month, it was this month that I really felt like she was one. It’s because it was a month after she was born, last year, was when we finally had her home from the hospital.  It’s a reminder of how sick our sweet girl was, on a ventilator & not able to even touch her for 5 days. I personally was not able to see her for 9 hours because of recovery from my own surgery.

Over the past year I’ve seen friends & strangers posting their birth/newborn photos & stories, wondering what that’s like.  Then I remind myself that I was  unconscious for a reason. I think for the better. I’m not sure I would have been able to handle seeing my lifeless baby pulled from me & rushed away. 

Imagining it is one thing, but seeing it is something you never forget. In that aspect, I’m glad I was spared that pain. It was painful enough seeing her so sick & not even being able to comfort & hold her. 

I am so thankful & happy to say that although the first few months were a bit rocky with her health; she is now a healthy, silly girl! Something I’m thankful everyday!

My sewing and quilting took a backseat this past year, for obvious reasons & I’m glad I too that time. Now that we have a year under our belts and we know each other all too well, we’re ready to start this year off with a bang!

So much that Rowan even attended QuiltCon for her birthday!

Now for many more fun things to come!