After an appalling pregnancy and a crippling case of pre-natal depression that sent my heart and mind to places I never could have imagined, a miracle bursting with joy, laughter and Love arrived in our world very early on a crisp April morning over Easter weekend in 2014.
We are a year on now, and we’re all more in Love with him than ever, but he’s growing up pretty fast, and is absolutely the last Hobbit child to come up the ranks. Makes me a little sad. Also looking forward to some independence again!
I can’t begin to tell you how well this child fits into our family and among our friends.
He is bursting with life and Love and smiles ALL the time.
Just thinking about him and listening to him splashing around in the bathtub with his big brother Adam as I attempt to get this blog out for you brings happy little tears to my Hobbity eyes.
I guess, he must have been sucking the joy out of me and building up his reserves while he was growing in my tummy, as he is absolutely one of the most joyful people I have ever met. And I don’t begrudge him it, as now that he is on the other side of the womb, I have felt nothing but Love for the little man.
So here is a quick journey through pictures of our first year with James David Leondard West.
So I have hundreds and hundreds of pictures of James, but this is just a small collection I wanted to share with you. We’ve had a great first year getting to know this guy, and we thank all our friends and family who have tuned in and watched him grow up in the chaos that is our family!