Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Baby Girl!

At 4:42 am last July 15th, I gave birth to a precious 8lb 10oz baby girl. We named her Hope Evangeline and our lives have never been the same since. ( Birth story here, here and here)

Her chubby little self has been an absolute delight to us all. So on this day, her first birthday, I would like to take a little stroll down memory lane.

Because I like sitting at my computer and sobbing and all.

Me laboring before her birth with the support of Monk and my midwife, Ann.

Her entrance into this great big world. Monk cried.

Oh my goodness, the chubbiness abounds!

4 weeks old. Time goes too fast, y'all.

Almost 2 months. And the chubbiness continues to grow.

3 months at her first big shindig. A wedding.

6 months and growing like a weed.

Almost 9 months. Big bows for big hair. She's a Texan, afterall.

And here's our big girl now. Walking and jabbering and trying to become a toddler. Stop it!

Happy Birthday Hope! God blessed us with your beautiful face and we love you more than you could ever know!

Now, if you'll excuse me I have to go somewhere and cry some more.


Shelly said...

Happy Birthday Hope!

TheMadMonk said...

I'll join you in your cry.

sherian said...

:) so big...and beautiful! Hard to believe!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday, Hope! These precious pictures are such a treasure. What a blessing to have professional photography for the birth! My doula took about a hundred pictures during labor and especially after birth, but unfortunately, no one will see them, as they aren't modest. Next time, I am demanding to be clothed! lol Anyways, thank you you for sharing your precious pictures with us. Birth is so amazing! Hope is such a beautiful girl! What a precious blessing from the Lord!

Lizardbreath said...

Happy Birthday Hope! We love you!

Your future MIL.

JB&Cindy said...

A year has flown by! I love you guys, and so happy Hope brought you into our lives. The new blog looks awesome.

mindi said...

Happy Birthday Hope - you are beautiful!!