To Jaiden. For the first time.


It could have been just yesterday they held you up for me to see
One giant breath and then a newborn scream
And I let your tiny hand wrap around my mine
For the first time.

So small and we shared you with all – morning, noon and night
Moms a-glow for their baby girl and all she offered to the world
Each sound and move something huge to celebrate
For the first time.

Lying awake to gaze at you sleeping - hours into the night
Waiting for the moment your eyes would open or hunger would strike
Happy to be missing out on sleep
For the first time.

So eager to offer you solid food
Lift the spoon and watch your eyes go bright
Cereal soupy and sweet potato from a jar
For the first time.

And the day you were able to tip the cup back on your lip
Sipping water like we did
And we all laughed at just how bright you really were
For the first time.

The strong, independent lift of your head
Mickey Mouse Playhouse, giggles and gasps
The time your baby hands and knees hit the ground, moving fast
For the first time.

Now you are making words and walking your own path
Nodding yes and saying no
Telling us just how things will go
For the first time

Happy First Birthday, Baby Girl!!

I wouldn’t trade all of these first times for anything in the world. Thanks to everyone who has been along for this wonderful ride. I’m the luckiest woman in the world. And all of these first times are like trophies reminding me why life is great.


Anonymous said…
Jamie, that is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it. Jaiden is absolutely gorgeous. She is lucky to have you for a Mom.

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