We welcomed our sweet Mallory Quinn into our family. I can't believe it's been a year already. The first year has flown by. She has stayed so petite that she doesn't really look one, so that makes it even stranger to say. When I got pregnant with Mallory I was so worried that I wouldn't love her as much as Aubrey. Now I just laugh about feeling that way, but it really worried me. I can't remember what it was like before she was here really. I am so overwhelmed with thankfulness for the blessing she is to our family. It is really special to have a little girl in the family. It has made all of us better people. Aubrey loves her so much. We sometimes have to get onto him for being all over her. He always wants to touch and squeeze her. I love watching D. with her too. It's so sweet to see a Daddy and his little girl. I am just so blessed to be her mommy. After I had Aubrey I said it didn't matter if I ever had a little girl because I loved having a little boy so much, but I was wrong. I am so glad to have her. I am looking forward to the times when she is older and we can scrapbook and shop and do fun girly things together. I always tell her when the boys are wrestling and roughhousing that God knew I needed her. He truly did. She makes my purpose for being here so much clearer. I always wanted to be a mom, and now that I am it is the best thing ever. I hope I can be the kind of mother to Mallory that my mom was and is to me. Mothers and daughters are so special.
Here are some pics of our sweetie. The first one is from when she was first home from the hospital and she loved being swaddled. The next two are from her party on Sunday. We had it on Sunday because that's when all the family would be in town. She loved her cake (which had to be milk free since she's allergic, so that was interesting) and loved the party hats and balloons. The presents were all right to her, but the party decorations were fascinating to her. We are so fortunate to have both sets of grandparents here and a great grandmama. What a blessing. It was a sweet night with family.
So all this to say happy first birthday to our sweet, wonderful, precious Mallory. We love you bunches and bunches!