Lots of 1st for our Family

Posted by Jess on Dec 29, 2007 in Uncategorized |

Aiden is almost 1. His b-day is on the 9th of January so it is coming up fast. I can’t believe it. It really has been a year of 1st’s for all of us.

Our 1st baby
My 1st time getting laid off
Steve’s 1st time working somewhere that had layoff’s
My 1st time wondering if I wanted to work or be a full time mom
Steve’s 1st time wondering if I was completely insane (I think it was the 1st time)
My 1st time working for a big company
Steve’s 1st time being jealous of my company because of the extras offered.
Aiden’s 1st smile (happened within 2 hours of him getting ripped from my tummy. Sorry that was a little graphic but true. The nurses all commented on how almost immediately he was smiling)
Aiden’s 1st time cutting a tooth (took a long time but now he has like 10)
Aiden’s 1st time rolling over (did it early and then seemed to forget for a few months)
Aiden’s 1st Halloween (he went to bed at 6:30)
Aiden’s 1st Christmas (which was awesome)
Aiden’s 1st Step (now he is walking all over the place. He falls a lot still but he is still a walking fool)
Aiden’s 1st time meeting my best friend Anna (we are going to go see her in a few hours – I am so excited. I haven’t seen her since last year around this time)
Aiden’s 1st word (even though I spent 24 hours a day with him at the time, he said dada 1st)

There are so many other 1st for all of us this year. Learning how to live with a baby and lack of sleep was hard at 1st but we got through it and now we have an amazing little family that I love.

With Aiden almost turning 1 it has made me think about how amazing being a wife and a mother truly is. When you are a wife your relationship with your husband is different then after you have a baby. I think that Steve and my relationship has gotten so much stronger. I love hearing him over the monitor singing “American Pie” to Aiden when he just wont go to sleep. I love seeing the look on Steve’s face when he sees Aiden do something that he hasn’t done before or that is so cute we both look at each other and smile knowing that we have an amazing little one, an amazing marriage and an amazing family.

Wow, sorry I didn’t realize this was going to turn out so sappy. I feel like I should tell a dirty joke now or something.

I would love to her about any 1st you have experienced this year. Feel free to share.


Cindy Lane
Dec 30, 2007 at 9:47 am

My first for this year…I’m officially “published”…its a big deal for me, especially the article…about online learning..its in the MSTA. LOVED your list of firsts this year…if we’re gonna talk about our first babys and their accomplishments? umm, my “baby” 24 years old now and weighing in at 198, just lifted 700 pounds….took first place!

Jessica's Mom
Jan 3, 2008 at 11:59 pm

1st time being a Grandma and to your little boy. What an awsome time and experience. He is such a joy and fun little boy.

sylvia martinez
Jan 7, 2008 at 9:52 am

Hi Jessica,
I follow you on Twitter because I met Steve at an ed conference. Your tweets always take me back 20 years to when my kids were little. The joys and frustrations pile up on themselves with breathtaking speed. They cry and it’s the end of the world and you just can’t take one more second — instantly replaced when they smile and you can’t possibly imagine anything better.

It’s definitely life-affirming! Hope to see more tweets from you.


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