Happy 2nd Birthday, Moosh! //

October 16, 2014 in Ari Davis,birthday,mommyhood,Moosh,parenthood

I’m in shock and awe of the love that this little man that I love and adore more than words can express is now TWO WHOLE YEARS OLD. Where did the time go?! So yeah… the sappy part of me has been both excited and dreading writing this blog post. Two+ years of memories all wrapped into one blog post. Easier said than done (that was the long way of saying this post will be extra-heavy on the pictures).

Fast forward through 9 months of a nearly perfect pregnancy. The support of my incredible doctors and my Bradley Method teacher (oh – and my husband!) brought me to this picture.

Forty-weeks doesn’t mean you’ll just go into labor. I knew that. But at 41 weeks I decided I didn’t want to spend more than one week of my maternity leave sans baby. So I went to see an acupuncturist. And within hours I went into active labor.

That active labor lasted for 24-hours. It was an absolutely awful experience (you can read about it here and here — it’s a long ass intense story).


Throw in nine-months of colic for two brand new parents with a side of PPD… it was a rough first year. But looking back, there were a lot of genuine smiles and laughs, too.




After last years Yo Gabba Gabba major first birthday bash, I’m over the mega-birthday party. Today Moosh, the mister & I will be celebrating in the best ever low-key way… pizza, cake & presents!



So I guess what I’m saying is… Moosh — your smile, your curiosity and your belly laugh are the things that my dreams are made of; dreams I never even knew I had until you showed me. So thank you. I love you. Stay this way forever. Please?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Joelle October 16, 2014 at 9:56 am

aww Happy Birthday to your little guy. You have done a great job taking care of him. You have the beautiful mama glow in all the pictures:)


Jen @ Why CLE? October 16, 2014 at 11:05 am

I love this, especially the line about dreams you didn’t know you had until he came along! So true! Happy birthday to your little man!


Katelin October 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm

aw happy birthday little big man!


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