One Year. #IanTurnsOne

As I write this post I can’t believe that it has been 6 months since I last made a post.  A lot has happened over the last 6 months that I can’t even cover in a post.  What I can do is talk about my first year as a father to Ian.

That’s right…today is Ian’s first birthday.  One year ago today at 8:58am our little man entered the world screaming.  He came out fighting and has been going strong ever since.  I would be lying if I said it was 100% rainbows and unicorns.  Of course this first year has led to sleepless nights and frustrations but I can tell you that looking back those sleepless nights were actually sleepovers with me and Ian in that recliner that was a hand-me-down from his big brother Lukas.  All of those frustrations turned into tickles and laughs.  All those cries have turned into comforting moments that I am sure someday will fade into memory.  But today they are fresh on my mind and I have loved every one of them.

Fatherhood has been both exactly like I had dreamed it would be AND nothing like I ever would have expected.  I am amazed at how much happens in the first year of a person’s life. From discovering the world he lives in, to tasting things for the first time, to teeth, crawling, laughing, chasing the dog…everything is new and exciting and I get to live them through Ian’s eyes.

So happy birthday to our little man…Ian.  You have made the last year as exciting as any I have ever had and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Avoiding the highs and lows says:

    Happy Birthday to Ian and his amazing Mom and Dad! We are so thankful to be part of your life. And, thanks, Jay,should have had the Kleenex handy before I read your post….

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