January – Give birth to a beautiful baby boy, Charles Aiden, and this new blog, My Little Miracle
February – Charlie celebrates his first Valentine’s Day, smiles and coos for the first time
March – Charlie celebrates his first St. Patrick’s Day, our first trip to the Zoo as a family, and mommy heads back to work
April – Charlie celebrates his first Easter and first Opening Day for the Cubs and the White Sox
May – My first official Mother’s Day & Charlie rolls over both ways!
June – Jim’s first official Father’s Day, Charlie is dedicated, he tries out the pool for the first time, and begins to sit unassisted
July – Charlie celebrates his first Independence Day & spends time basking in the sun!
August – The big move…Charlie starts crawling and this becomes his main mode of transportation
September – We take our first family vacation to Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. Charlie also enjoys his first trip to the beach!
October – Charlie celebrates his first Halloween and we go as our first family costume: Burger King, Dairy Queen, and White Castle. Charlie also gets his first new cousin, Baby Ethan!
November – Charlie pulls himself to a stand, celebrates his first Thanksgiving, and survives his first sleepover (@ Mimi & Uncle David’s house). Mommy ran her first 5k!
December – Christmas! (Many firsts this month, including his first celebration of New Year’s Eve (forthcoming)). He starts to try to stand unassisted. He’s a pro at crawling and has gotten INCREDIBLY fast. Daddy gets a promotion!
Thank you for a year of many firsts, but especially for the first child that we have had the opportunity to hold in our arms and truly love here on earth. His birth in January was nothing short of a miracle that we thank you for daily. He is a blessing to us and those around us. We look forward to a new year, full of firsts, including the birth of his FIRST cousin on his daddy’s side. We pray blessings on our families, including our own, and pray that Your hand would be in it all.