Over one year later I can still picture myself in that room. With the pale colored walls and a huge window over looking the parking lot. As I sat on a big blue ball, bouncing the pain away. I clinched my husbands hands every couple minutes while wondering how much longer till we could meet him. I wondered how much more my body could take. What felt like hours but were really minutes later I knew it was time. September 20, 2017 at 8:33pm I gave birth to our son, our only son Calum Trace.
“Our sweet rainbow baby had been born. He filled a void we never realized we had. Brought so much joy to our little family. After he was here, we finally felt complete.”
Preparing for Calum’s first birthday was such a bittersweet time. I was so excited to celebrate my sweet boy, but still couldn’t wrap my head around that he was turning one. The year flew by so much faster than I could grasp. From the moment I found out he was a boy I had this vision of him. I imagined his sweet face, his personality and the place he’d hold in our family. He surpassed all expectation of that vision. Which is no surprise to me. He is such a special little boy and I’m so honored to be his mommy and help guide him through life.
The party was just like Calum, exceeded any expectation. It was a “typical” Michigan day with all the seasons basically in one. If you’re from the mitten or have had an extended stay here, you know exactly what I am talking about. All the details of his birthday were perfect. The food was amazing, huge shoutout to my husband for his Gordon Ramsay skills in the kitchen. The decorations were equally as amazing and thank you to my wonderful mom for helping me set up. So much love was shown to my little guy and I am so grateful to everyone who had part in that. Thank you all for everything, his party would not have been the same without you there. Here is to you my little Calum. I hope your first birthday was everything it could be and more.