Today is Baby A.'s 1st birthday! Before Baby A. arrived, I was caring for Carmin, and Lindsey was DYING to have a baby of her own to care for. He actually arrived on October 4th, but his birthdate of September 30th was assigned to him. He arrived on Carmin's one month birthday, and that had been the longest month of both of our lives… For me because I didn't want to share Carmin with anyone, and for Lindsey because she wanted her own baby but also wanted to share Carmin. We were thrilled when Baby A. arrived late on a Friday afternoon.
I look at both he and Carmin and can't believe a year has passed so quickly! I know I've written in blog posts that we used to talk about how we couldn't ever imagine them rolling over, then sitting up, crawling, standing, walking, etc. Now it's a year later and they're doing so much! There's certainly something to be said for one-on-one care for babies in an orphanage setting, and they're both on level developmentally and so well-adjusted. They act like babies that live in a family, and seeing all that they can do makes all of the work that went in to getting them to this place SO worth it.
Once Carmin's birthday passed at the beginning of the month, the countdown was on for Baby A.'s birthday! Lindsey mentioned throwing him a pirate themed birthday, but she left before the big day. Although we didn't have a party, we did celebrate with a pirate ship cake! Lindsey was even able to skype with us during the festivities!
Hope you enjoy the pictures! (I've blurred out his name on his cake…)