I can't believe an entire year has passed since my darling baby M. was born. It has been an incredible ride, being a Mom. I truly never knew that I would enjoy motherhood as much as I do. She delights me every day, makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me marvel at the miracle that is human life. It still seems surreal that such a perfect little person was created simply from a couple of cells. That DNA from A. and I combined to form a special little girl just for us.
She changes and blossoms each and every day and I feel so lucky to have spent this last year with her. There have certainly been frustrating moments and sleepless nights but in the grand scheme of things, they don't seem to matter much. I daydream about what she will be like when she's older - about all of the possibilities and opportunities that will be available to her. I want to work my hardest to give her the best possible life and tell her everyday just how much we love her. I will tell her to be unique, to be herself, to show respect and love, and to use her creativity in the way that she most enjoys. I hope that she enjoys music and books, art and film, sport and science but above all, I hope that she's happy.