One big decision to “try again”

One confirmed positive test

One sick mommy for 3+ months

One ultrasound discovering “it’s a boy!”

One very excited mommy, daddy, and sister

One relatively easy pregnancy

One middle of the night wake-up with strong contractions

One hospital room

One beautiful October morning

One even more beautiful baby boy

One family who fell in love instantly

One year later…

Happy birthday, Henry Russell! You entered the world fast and furious and you have been keeping us on our toes ever since. You are stubborn, strong-willed, sweet, and spunky. You love playing with trucks and cars, have a recent fondness of reading books, and are never lacking for love and attention! At one year old, you know what sounds cows, dogs, kitties, and lions make; you say “dada” and “ma” (which I think really means Marleigh, not mommy); and you finally learned to say more (“mmmm!”) when you want more food instead of screaming. Maybe it’s because you’re our last baby, or maybe it’s because you and your sissy have been keeping us so incredibly busy all the time, but this year has gone by faster than any year ever has. I am so proud of you and absolutely love watching you grow and reach new milestones, but now that you’re one whole year old, could you slow down a little bit please? I love you bubbas. Our Huck, Huckles, Huckle Doo, Henny, Huckster, Huckey Boy. Happy first birthday! 

[Monthly pictures resemble a Cirque du Soleil show these days. 12 months, over and out!]

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  • Reply Sarabeth

    Happy Birthday, little one! I’m dying over the difference between 1-2 months and especially over that crazy tuft of hair at 5! Is he getting blonder these days? What a cutie!

    October 8, 2015 at 6:02 pm
    • Reply Samantha Gill

      He’s SUCH a blondie now! I don’t know where he gets it from and I always envisioned that he would have dark hair and blue eyes like his daddy, but I love his crazy blonde "professor hair"! 😉

      October 8, 2015 at 6:39 pm

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