Kaleb's First Birthday

Yesterday was Kaleb's 1st birthday. We didn't do much since we are planning a party in January (I hate it so close to Christmas) but we tried our best to make him feel special. All day we told him "Happy Birthday" but the funny thing is that Nolan constantly told us it was not baby's birthday. He was very adamant that it was not yesterday and when he woke up this morning he told me it was baby's birthday today. He might have some control issues?! Last night we gave him a small piece of cake to see what would happen and sang to him.

Just like my 2 year old, he does not like getting dirty. Even if that means eating cake! 

Sad to say, but I was actually the one that put icing on his cheek. Not him. 
Why? Because, every first birthday should be celebrated with 
cake on your face. And since my baby doesn't like getting dirty, I did it for him. 
Clearly, he liked my decision. 

Well he didn't eat much of it but he enjoyed the little bit that he did. 

I can't believe he is one year old. Everyone says that but it's so true how fast they grow. Kaleb has been through so much in his first year of life, more than any of us do in our entire lives. He is my hero. 

My baby...you made it to one year and you will see many great years to come. You have changed many peoples lives and proved so many highly educated specialists wrong. You are a fighter. You were put here for a reason and I'm your mom for a reason. When I first found out about how special you were I sought help through Trisomy support groups. Many people there told me that I would be more accepting of my child's diagnosis after the first year, the first year is the craziest, and I will adjust within that first year. I thought they were crazy but they were so right. I love spending my days home with you, even though you cry the second I stand because standing leads to...waking away. And you can't have mommy walking away from you. You have different abilities and even though some may say you can't do things other people can do or you are slower to do those things, please remember you can do other things that they can't. You have the greatest smile which can instantly make me feel better. I am so blessed to have you in my life. You love your older brother, he can hit you or throw things at you and you just laugh at him. I don't think he can do any wrong in your eyes. And he loves you so much. He is so protective of you and often won't let others touch you. He covers you when he thinks it's time for you to go to sleep. You guys play peek a boo. He shows you how to use your toys...or will chew on them. He likes to change your diaper and hand you your bottles. He loves hugging you and has to say nite nite baby and give you a kiss and hug every night before you go to sleep. You sleep for 12 hours at night, you are amazing! You sometimes sleep during the day for maybe a couple of hours. You love to be in the stroller, anywhere out and about. You could care less about all of the toys we bought you. You want the remote, my phone, or iPad. You adore your father. More so than me. You light up, smile, and laugh when you see your daddy. And he loves you so much. Thank you for coming into our lives baby K. We love you! 

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Beautiful :) Happy Birthday to Kaleb!

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