Pierce is 1

I can’t believe this little cutie is 1! As I came home late tonight after teaching, I couldn’t resist scooping my sleeping now-one-year-old up for some dream time snuggles. Reminiscing about 1 year ago today when he was born.


First trip to the beach



Having fun on the swings

Eating Farro

A year ago today I achieved my goal of having an all natural VBAC thanks to my amazing doula, Michele, and my awesome Midwife, Bev, During labor they commented about how strong Pierce’s heart rate was. I took comfort in that fact and knew that it was a sign that he would be a strong and healthy little boy.


showing off his cruising skills


First time abroad– Mexico\

Pierce loves going for walks

Pierce is so happy and sweet. People always comment on how cheerful and easy he is. He has 4 teeth, gives high fives and kisses on command, claps and can say yay, cyrus, mama, yes and hi. He crawls and stands but doesn’t walk yet. He loves hugs and adores his big brother. He likes being tickled and thrown in the air. His favorite toys are balls. Pierce eats EVERYTHING. After a slow start with solids he now will put pretty much anything in his mouth. His favorites are bread, oatmeal, “yummy greens” and chicken.

Practicing for his passport photo


Brotherly Love

Learning to crawl

This year has been a whirlwind. If you have read my previous posts, you know that my life has not exactly been smooth sailing but I am thankful everyday for this sweet baby and the joy he brings.

Sleeping like a baby

These brothers love each other so much it is the best thing to watch

Cyrus, Pierce’s older brother, has also grown so much from being a big brother. He is more helpful, more responsible and loves to smother his brother in hugs and kisses. My heart bursts when I see the two of them together. They have a special bond that I hope will only get stronger as they grow older.

Happy Halloween!

So, Happy Birthday Pierce! I love you to the moon and back, can’t wait to spend many more years together.