That time my kid turned 1

Today is Margs’ first birthday. She’s 365 days old. I’m still not entirely sure how this past year has passed so quickly but I do know that she has changed our lives in so many beautiful ways. She restored love in our life and relationship. She is the reason we smile everyday and count each and every one of our blessings. She is the reason we’ve been able to find happiness again.


Margs is our miracle baby.

She was born after I’d experienced a still birth and 2 miscarriages totalling 5 angel babies that we never got the opportunity to take home. Two of my lost pregnancies were twins. She came after 4 years of battling infertility, dealing with a hemorrhage that nearly cost me my life, and multiple surgeries to correct my uterus that was misshapen and not conducive to growing a baby.

I was told I had a 10% chance of ever bringing home a living baby.

Margs arrived here safely last December as the result of an amazing team of doctors, a cervical cerclage and 161 days of strict home bedrest.

She is here and she is so worth all of the above.

Today will be a quiet day for us. Mer and I just want to enjoy our little miracle.

In honor of Margs’ birthday, here is the song that was playing the moment I met her for the first time. It just happened that this track was playing in the birthing room at the very moment our bundle joined us earthside.

We still listen to this track and dance to it every single day.

You are mine Margsy. I love you kiddo. I would not have had this journey any other way no matter how hard it was to get you here – you were worth every millisecond of it.


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  1. December 9, 2016 / 6:45 am

    Beautiful read, my baby is also turning one next month and I’m experiencing mummy blues again!

    • December 9, 2016 / 9:49 am

      Thank you! Happy birthday to your little one as well. It’s hard to accept they are already 1 isn’t it?

    • December 9, 2016 / 9:53 am

      Thank you <3

  2. December 9, 2016 / 11:07 am

    You made me cry! Wow.. what a journey! Happy Birthday to the little one and to you! 🙂

    • December 9, 2016 / 11:09 am

      Thank you so much Neha <3 We are so incredibly fortunate to have her here with us 🙂

  3. December 9, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Happy birthday to your sweet little love. My son, Tate, turned 1 today as well. I will be celebrating with you in spirit. <3

    • December 9, 2016 / 12:57 pm

      Happy Birthday Tate!!!!!!!!!

  4. December 10, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    God is good!!❤️❤️happy birthday to your baby!😍❤️

  5. December 11, 2016 / 7:35 am

    I feel everything in your story, but finally Happy Birthday to your miracle baby.

    • December 11, 2016 / 7:42 am

      Thank you <3

  6. December 11, 2016 / 7:59 am

    Wow! All that awesomeness and mute mouth too. Happy belated Margs

    • December 11, 2016 / 8:02 am

      Thanks <3

  7. December 11, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Happy first birthday to your little baby. You made me cry. Such a touching beautiful post.

    • December 11, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      Thank you for your kind words!

    • December 11, 2016 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you! 😀

  8. December 11, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    thank you for sharing, and thank you for checking out my latest post on parenting!

    • December 12, 2016 / 8:39 am

      You’re welcome! I look forward to following your journey.

  9. December 15, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    Congratulations!!! We have two rainbow babies after four losses ourselves. Our First rainbow just turned three and I cannot believe it!

    What a wonderful thing to celebrate!

    • December 16, 2016 / 9:57 am

      I love rainbows <3

      Happy belated birthday do your miracle. It is an absolutely amazing thing to celebrate!

  10. January 8, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    I have been hopping around your blog, reading here and there… Wow. Your story is amazing, you are amazing! I admire your will and discipline. And I wish you many, many happy years with your wonderful daughter! 🙂

    • January 9, 2017 / 9:58 am

      Thank you for your kind words 🙂

  11. January 10, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I had four miscarriages and the last one was two sacs. I so understand the shift in significance when celebrating your child’s birthday.

    I’m enjoying your blog!

    • January 11, 2017 / 9:25 am

      I’m so sorry for your loss. Pregnancy loss does change the significance not only of birthdays but all milestones really.

  12. February 7, 2017 / 11:19 am

    God bless all the docs who helped you guys! And hope the LO had a wonderful day.

  13. February 10, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Wow, congratulations & happy birthday to Margs! She is blessed to have such a strong mom!!

    • February 11, 2017 / 8:05 am

      Thank you Sandi!

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