To Ella--With Love on Your 1st Birthday
This year with you has been all kinds of wonderful (with a little bit of craziness that had Mommy questioning her sanity).
You are sweet and dramatic and a gorgeous mess.
You are delighted easily, and your laugh is infectious.
Your smile is charming and hilarious with those six teeth placed just so. I dare anyone to stay in a grumpy mood after witnessing that grin.
We can't believe how much we love you.
I re-read your birth story last night, and I couldn't help but feel just a little sad. Your birth was not the one I wanted, but it gave me you. Adorable, snuggly, cheerful, smiley you.
You were so tiny, yet so very, very strong. You went from my less-than-5-pounds-peanut to my over-17-pound big girl.
You are a precious gift, and we look forward to seeing who you become!
So, so happy you're ours.
Happy first birthday, Love!
You are so very, very loved, our Ella-Bella.
Our Baby Girl.
Our Snuggle Bunny.