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Twelve Months Later…


Today, my baby girl turns one.

I can’t believe I survived an entire year with a kid 😉

Time has flown by at lightening speed!


My life is completely different now then is was this time last year.

This time, last year, I was making myself a bowl of Cheerios for breakfast when I felt water trickle down my leg. That was code for “your water is breaking, go to the hospital now!”

She was born three weeks early.


One year later we’ve got a little girl with a fancy dress and a necklace she found on the floor of my closet (and refuses to part with).


To go with that fancy dress I made some fancy pink cupcakes.

For those of you who read the post on the “icing debate”…. I won 🙂 …. and he read all of your comments too! So I’m sure that helped 🙂



She wasn’t as messy as I thought she’d be…

But she sure loved that icing….


And even better… I got my messy “cupcake face” picture 🙂


We gave her the cupcake at lunch time with hopes that the sugar high would wear off….

It took her over an hour to fall asleep for her afternoon nap. And her 7:30 p.m bedtime didn’t happen till 9 p.m. She refused to sleep…

My husband said is was because of the icing.. of course…

But these pictures are priceless.

This has been the best year of my life.

Happy Birthday Baby Girl! I love you!

18 Responses

  1. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on May 17, 2010 at 8:14 am

    You are so blessed with the MOST BEAUTIFUL baby girl in the world. Happy, happy birthday to such a sweet, precious girl 🙂 P.S. SO GLAD she got to enjoy her frosting!

  2. Becky said on May 17, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Your pictures are fantastic! Hope you have a great day!

  3. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on May 17, 2010 at 9:35 am

    She is absolutely beautiful! Happy birthday to her and happy anniversary (of giving birth) to you. I am so glad you got to have the photo and moment of icing all over her face. She looks so sweet!

  4. Mia said on May 17, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Awww….Happy Birthday to your precious girl! The pictures are absolutely amazing…they looks so professional. I’m glad you won the icing debate! Thank you for sharing with all of us. 🙂

  5. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on May 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    i’m totally crying just at how gorgeous your baby girl is! happy birthday miss marin 🙂 p.s. i’m still totally planning on naming our little girl marin (that is if we have a girl one day)…hope you don’t mind 😉

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet said on May 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Happy birthday to my favorite blog baby! I am serious when I say her pictures just make me melt. She is very photogenic. I could go on forever, I just love her (and you) to pieces!

  7. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on May 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Sooo cute! I love the icing pictures, so worth it!!! I’m glad that you are back (for some reason I couldn’t get on your blog last week either)

  8. Katalina @ GreenLivingNewYork said on May 17, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    She is simply amazing!!! you are so lucky to have this beautiful angel!! happy Birthday!!! and the icing looks delich!! i would like now a cupcake to get as messy as she did!! 🙂

  9. Mo said on May 17, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Happy Birthday to your precious little girl!! Time sure flies, doesn’t it? I’m so glad she got to have the icing. (And I’ll bet that the excitement of birthday, presents, cake, etc. was also to blame for the late nap and bedtime.)

  10. cassie said on May 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    pretty in pink birthday celebration… beautiful.. looks like she had a blast..

  11. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on May 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    It is amazing at what can happen in a year isn’t it? Your daughter is beautiful! I’m so glad you got some great icing pictures! 🙂 Happy Birthday to her!

  12. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on May 17, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    ADORABLE!! Happy birthday to her!

  13. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on May 18, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Happy Birthday, Sweetgirl!

  14. adrienmelaine said on May 18, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I love her! She’s so cute and the photos of her eating those cupcakes are priceless!

  15. Anna@ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on May 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Happy Birthday to your baby girl!!! She is simply beautiful!

  16. Erica said on May 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Happy Birthday to your adorable baby girl! You seriously need to enter her in a baby modeling contest lol 🙂 She is so cute!

  17. said on May 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Happy Birthday Blessings. She is adorable. There is nothing in the world like being a mom!

  18. Katie said on May 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    she is so adorable its UNREAL! 🙂