This time, one year ago, I was completely beat from 36 hours of labour, and was just entering the pushing stage, and preparing to finally meet our baby. 4 hours later, little Piper made her debut and completely changed my life and who I am as a person. She was worth every single second of that birth.
There are no words to explain how it feels to meet your baby for the first time. There is just this immediate connection. She knew me and my voice, and I somehow knew her also. I spent months wondering what she would look like, what her name would be, what kind of person she'd grow up to be, etc.. But as soon as she was placed on my chest, it was like, duh...of course this is who you are. I couldn't imagine her looking or being any different. In a weird way, it felt like I'd always known her and she'd always been apart of me. I just didn't know it before.
Jordan and I often look at each other in complete awe of Piper. I can't believe we created her and she is ours, forever. I'm sitting here, of course crying because I'm #hormotional these days, but it's because I can't find words to explain what Piper means to us and how lucky we are to have her. Nothing seems to give her justice. Instead, I'm going to wrap things up with this video I put together of little moments throughout her first year of life. Happy first birthday little Piper girl.