Guess Who’s One Year Old?

IMG_0173It’s very hard to believe that it’s already been a year since MC came into the family. I’ll be honest: it’s been a stressful year. Not her fault at all, but it’s been a year full of changes and growing pains in many different areas. Being a father of three took more of a toll on me than I anticipated, but I can definitely say I don’t regret it at all. Often the things in life that test you the most are the things worth doing the most.

And really, MC is as close to a perfect baby as you’re likely to find. She’s pleasant and happy almost all of the time, and she sleeps like a rock. :-) (Not kidding. She goes to bed each night at 8:15, wakes up at 7, then naps each day from 8:30-11:30, 1:00-3:30, and 5:00-6:45. The girl loves her beauty sleep!)

One of my favorite things of this past year has been watching how well her brother and sister have taken her under their wing. They both take turns watching her and playing with her, and they clearly enjoy doing it. That alone was worth the price of admission, if that makes sense. TRC is a very caring and thoughtful big brother, and he’s old enough to be able to appreciate the ways MC is growing and getting bigger. DC just adores being a big sister, and she’s ecstatic now that MC is sleeping in the same room with her.

In any case, I’m a bit tight on time today. We’ll be celebrating this evening with a small family party. Denisa’s making a cake, and we’ll see what sort of damage MC can do to it when she digs in tonight. It’s been a wild and crazy year, but it’s been a better one because she’s been in it.

Happy birthday. MC!

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