Our Five Ring Circus: One Month

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

One Month


Dear Liam,

  Today you are one month old.  I can't even believe that a month has passed since you came into our lives.  The time passes by even quicker with each child that we welcome into the world!

  One month ago we began a new journey with you.  Everything about you has been unexpected...from finding out you were joining our family to hearing the words "It's a BOY!!!" to finding out that you had Down Syndrome to learning that the unexpected can be the biggest blessing.

  One month ago I placed you in the arms of your siblings and my tears of sadness turned to tears of joy.  My heart grew just watching the four of you together.  You were meant to join this family, and you have brought so much joy to our lives.


  One month ago, in the middle of the night, I fell in love with you.  The nurse placed you in my arms and you opened your eyes, just begging to be loved, accepted, and cared for. I cried as I stared into your eyes.   And I loved.  Unconditionally, and with all my heart. 

  I have cried every single day since you came into our world.  I cry because I am so blessed. I cry because I am so thankful that God chose me to be your mom.  I cry because I love you so much that it makes my heart ache.

  Happy 1 month, my beautiful, tiny, sweet, perfect baby boy!  You have taught us so much. You have captured the hearts of so many people, and you are LOVED.  I am so thankful to be on this journey with you.  I am so proud to be your mom. 


  I wish I could go back and relive the day you were born.  I wish I could go back and tell myself that it would all be okay.  Because it is.  You complete us.  You are mine.  You are my son.  I will love you fiercely and forever.


I love you with all my heart, Liam!

*Turning 1 month old is apparently exhausting.  He slept the day away, only waking to eat, but I still wanted to capture some pictures from the day he turned 1 month old.  Once we were ready for bed, he decided to wake up for a little while!



  1. Love!!!
    You guys are an amazing family and Liam is blessed to be born to you guys. Just as your blessed to have him!

  2. What a sweet post :) Time does go faster with each baby!! I love the photos, too precious! I am about 4 weeks out from meeting my little guy and I cannot wait!! Each pregnancy seems to go faster too :) So glad to hear you are all doing so well

  3. Happy 1 month already! What a blessing he is!
    Love these pictures!!

  4. Happy one month!

    Beautiful post. I think that *anyone* would react in much the same way to a shock like that, so don't beat yourself up about it. You have clearly rebounded quickly and it sounds like he is the sweetest little addition to your family :-)

  5. Happy one month sweet boy!! And I am loving all these pictures...simply gorgeous!

  6. Happy 1 month Liam!!!Your family adores you and we do too! Excited to watch you continue to grow!xoxo

    PS...I tried to think of an OO word that rhymes to go with Liam for your title, and it is hard!

  7. Aww, one whole month old already!? He is precious. You have a beautiful family!

  8. A month already, I can hardly believe it!

    We love you Liam!

  9. Beautiful pictures Stef. You have some very beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing your family with us. Liam is still so perfect :)

  10. tears- such a sweet post.

    he is so lucky to be in such an amazing family!!

    love you all & miss you

  11. Happy one month to him! (and you!!) Wish we lived closer so I could help you out and so I could give him some snuggles!

  12. I'm such a sap! Every post makes me cry. Love ya girl and keep being an amazing mom!

  13. This post got me choked up!! You are one amazing mama!! Those pictures are amazing and your kids will cherish them forever. You are blessed. :)

  14. Happy 1 month to Liam! This was such a sweet post and it totally made me cry. Liam is as lucky to have you for his mommy as you are to have him for your son!

  15. Sweet post! I love the pic of all 4 kids.

  16. One month already?! Time sure does fly! You have such a beautiful family. :)

  17. Great post! I loved reading it. Your words are a blessing!

  18. He is such a little cutie pie. It's funny, I already have a hard time remembering that Luke was that small just a few months ago. Time sure does fly.

  19. One month already?!? I mean seriously.. time needs to slow down. He is adorable!

  20. beautiful post, I totally cried. Liam is perfect and you are the perfect Mama for him.


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