Where do I begin with my first born?? Anna was a fiesty child even before she made her grand entrance! As a newly pregnant mom, I had NO idea what to expect, but getting sick in front of my first grade class was certainly NOT what I was expecting! Anna had frequent hiccups, and she loved to kick and do gymnastics in the middle of the night.
The night we went to hospital to have Anna, I couldn’t sleep! I was SO excited to meet our little miracle, and I had a difficult time believing that in a few hours, I would be thrown into full-fledged mommyhood!
As a young baby, Anna was so sweet with an angelic smile, but even from an early age, she had a mind of her own! Most of the time she woke up happy from naps, but didn’t like waking up unexpectedly (who does??). She was so determined to do everything early… She rolled over early, walked early, talked early. Anna seems to be our little overachiever!
It’s funny, as I look back, I remember feeling so overwhelmed when Josh and I would take her out somewhere and Anna would cry or throw a tiny tantrum… We always felt so self-conscious, and we felt like everyone looking at us were accusing us of raising a future wild child! Some days, I wish that was all that would make me feel overwhelmed! 🙂 It’s amazing how one’s views on child behavior changes once a kid or two is in the picture!
As Anna has become a toddler, her crazy antics and fun-loving nature has brought a great deal of noise and smiles, but I’m so surprised that gray hair hasn’t followed yet!! Well, I guess Josh has lost hair… 🙂 However, I’m looking forward to so much more excitement and challenges along the way. I find it an honor that God blessed us with our gracious gift, Anna!
Please feel free to leave any comments or fun things you know about Anna on the comment page. I plan to share this with Anna as she grows! Blessings!