Sunday, May 3, 2015

My Baby is 1!

How did it happen so fast that my baby, my sweet, adventurous, loud, huge, bald, blue-eyed, beautiful Jakob has turned one?! 
He was my surprise baby, my unplanned gift that gives me joy and brings light into my life every second of everyday {yes, even when he is screaming on airplanes or using my nipples as chew toys}. He is more than words can describe and without him my heart and family would have been incomplete.
Jakob arrived on my birthday after a 10 days wait passed his due date. He is my soul mate for so many reasons and my connection with him {like the ones I have with my other two} fills my heart and life with great joy.
I couldn't have imagined being able to call such an amazing person my son. I know as mothers we feel know our children are the best {duh} and I've been given a real special one with Jake. 
There are moments when motherhood can be overwhelming, and those moments can make me feel lost, confused, hopeless and awful. I will say that Jakob has something in his demeanor that calms me. Since I've had him, when he's with me, he brings out the best in me. Maybe it's because he's still a baby and I feel the need to be "better" around him. Whatever the reasons, I thank him for that.
I'm overjoyed and grateful to be able to experience the growth of my children and have the opportunity to be their mommy.


 Some special things about Jakob:

  • He and I share a birthday! 
  • He is my only blue-eyed child
  • He is in the 80th percentile for height and 50th percentile for weight  
  • He was born in Switzerland
  • He has been to 7 countries
  • He started crawling at 6 months and walking at 10 months
  • He loves to climb on everything 
  • He has 6 teeth
  • He loves to be around people, especially kids
  • He sleeps through the night but is not too big on naps
  • His favorite thing to do is eat {and nurse}
  • He is a pretty rad little dude!
Happy Birthday, my sweet Jakob. I wish you nothing but the best in this life and look forward to spending a lifetime watching you grow. I love you. 







72 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your beautiful baby boy xx

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  2. Happy birthday to you both :) I think he has your smile!

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  3. aw, time sure does fly! happy first birthday to your cutie!

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    xo katie // a touch of teal

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  4. So cute and adorable! And an early walker! I love that he's already been to so many countries. Our oldest turned one while we were backpacking in Italy and I love those memories.

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    1. What a cool way to turn one!! Thank you!!

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  5. Awww how cute is he, happy birthday and wishing your boy many more happy returns so cute.

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  6. Happy birthday to your little guy! And wow, he is such a traveller! We have been only to two other countries with our little baby girl.

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    1. Two countries is a lot for a baby! I didn't leave the country until I was a teenager! Lucky kids we have!! Thank you!!

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  7. Wow, your little boy has been to 7 countries! wow, Happy birthday! :)
    xoxo
    Lara

    http://www.pepperandstyle.com

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  8. So cute! happy Birthday sweet boy! What a world traveler!!

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  9. Time flies when your having fun!

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  10. What beautiful blue eyes! Both my daughters have blue eyes and my husband and I have brown, genetics are amazing! So sweet to share a birthday, blessings to you both!

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    1. They really are! When I met my husband, I knew I had to have a child with his light eyes! My first got brown and when I found out I was pregnant again, I hoped he would have light eyes!! Third times the charm! Thank you for the bday blessings!!

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  11. Happy birthday beautiful boy! It goes so quickly hey!!

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  12. What a cutie!! Time goes by SO fast, doesn't it? This is a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

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  13. How precious! Happy birthday to you both! Your story reminded me of my sister's story. My niece arrived a bit later than expected just to have the same birthday as my sister. :)

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    1. Really?? How cool! It never occurred to me that he would come on my bday until I went into labor the day before! thank you!

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  14. Happy birthday to both of you! He is so adorable!

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  15. Happy birthday to your cute boy!!! And happy birthday to you!!!

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  16. Happy birthday to you both! Enjoy it while you can, it's amazing how quickly time flies! :)

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    1. Really, faster than I'd like! Thank you!

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  17. Aww happy birthday to Jakob! It does go by so quickly!

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  18. Happy birthday, to both of you! =) He's a cutie!

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  19. Happy birthday!!! Picture number 9 is my favorite!!!

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  20. He is just so adorable!! Happy birthday to your special little boy!

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  21. Aww, what a little sweetheart! I love that you two share a birthday (but holy cow, 10 days late?! Wow.) He's been to more countries than me (not a tough feat, by the way) Happy birthday to your littlest one :)

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    1. Thank you so much! And yeah, you're telling me, ha!

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  22. He is super cute! Happy Birthday, little man! And 7 countries already?! Do you live in Europe?! If so, I'm major jealous!! xox

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    1. He was born in Europe and we lived there after his birth. But now, we are back in California for the time being. Thank you!!

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  23. Happy Birthday to your little one.He is so cute and they grow fast.My son is almost 18 months now and cant believe how time passed.Glad to read few facts about him....

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  24. Happy birthday to him! Such precious shots - thanks so much for sharing... :)
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  25. He's adorable, Ashley, and I love the month-by-month collage - what a wonderful idea!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-bubble-man.html, and give him a special birthday hug from me!

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  26. Happy birthday! Thanks for linking up at #bloggersbtsg Pinterest party!

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  27. Happy birthday to your kiddo! The time goes by so fast.

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  28. Happy birthday to the both of you, love baby pics!! He's beautiful like his mommy! Thank you for sharing! -Jenn

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  29. Happy birthday he is adorable :)

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  30. That first year goes by SO fast!!! What a blessing your little one is. :) Congratulations.

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  31. What a cutie. Happy birthday to you and your sweet boy!
    Amy @ http://www.livinglifetruth.com/

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  32. Beautiful baby & congratulations mama. #twinklytuesday

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  33. Awww! They grow up so quickly.Blogging is the perfect way to record all those precious memories.Thanks for linking to my blog for the Parenting Pin-It party.

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  34. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Time sure flies doesn't it?

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  35. Oh my goodness, he is absolutely precious! Happy Birthday to your adorable baby boy! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!

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  36. Congrats and happy birthday to your beautiful little boy! Thanks for linking up at the Manic Mondays blog hop!

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  37. Happy birthday to you both. Isn't it crazy how fast it goes. Everyone tells us that when we're expecting, but it's insane to experience it. Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday.

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  38. Awww! You have a little peanut just like me except your little looks small in pictures. My son turned one in November and I post pictures all the time. People comment, "oh he's so big" but then they see him in person and they say, "oh he is tiny!". I love the bald head too. The first year is so much fun. I'm expecting another boy and am so excited to see how different his first year is from my current's. Congrats to you for another year down. Thank you for sharing this at #mommymeetupmondays!

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    1. You're right...they look big in pics but in reality are still so small! Thank you!

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  39. Soooo cute! Happy, happy 1st birthday! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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