My oldest baby girl turned FIVE years old earlier this week. Usually I post on the day of my girl’s birthdays, but this has been a pretty emotional one for me. I still remember finding out I was pregnant with Jordyn. I remember her little kicks in my belly, and how tiny she was when she entered this world. I don’t know how she is five years old and starting kindergarten this fall. Where has time gone? Why does time go by so quickly?
The last time I felt this emotional about Jordyn’s birthday is when she turned one year old. She was officially no longer a “baby” and growing into the toddler stage. Her turning five years old means she’s officially a little kid and growing more independent. She’s at the stage of wanting to do EVERYTHING on her own and my heart isn’t ready for this. I feel like she went from needing me for everything to needing me for nothing over night. In my sadness of her not needing me as much she makes me so proud to see her independence. She’s always the first kid on the playground to introduce herself to others. She always wants to include her little sister and puppies in her activities. She is so incredibly intelligent. And she gives the best hugs, kisses, and nose kisses.
We went back home to the Chicagoland area to celebrate her birthday with family and friends . Since we recently moved to Louisiana she doesn’t know anybody here yet. To say she got spoiled is an understatement. She celebrated every single day we were there and some days mutiple times a day. On her actual birthday we took her to a trampoline park and out for pizza afterwards. We left early the next morning to head back to Louisiana and she slept through 80% of the trip back. I think it’s safe to say she thoroughly enjoyed herself. Ha!
In two months my baby girl will start her official first day of many in grade school. I’ve had so much fun these last few years being her Mom and look forward to the years to come. Even if they’ll come with more attitude and sass in the process LOL. I just pray Jordyn always knows how much I love her. How proud I am of her. And how extremely special she is to us and this world. I know she’s going to do amazing things in this life and I can’t wait to see how she’s going to change the world for the better. With a heart this big and a personality this strong: it’s going to be major. I’m thankful to have a front row seat during all of it.
Happy belated birthday beautiful girl. I love you to infinity and beyond!