Happy First Birthday Maya!

Posted on Dec 17, 2007. 16 comments

The past year ushered in more change than I've ever experienced in my life. I'd heard that my heart would expand after you were born, but that's not true. You became a walking, talking, pooping, version of my heart.
Your arrival would herald the beginning of my new role as Mother. Quickly I learned how to deal with poop, pee, gallons of spit up and worst of all your tears. I'd walk the ends of the Earth to keep you healthy and happy.
I learned I could walk over pointy baby toys in the middle of the night and not fall down. And that I would fall down in my rush to make sure you were okay.
I called the Pediatrician frantic over your first sniffle, going in for a visit because you had a hoarse cry for 20 minutes (probably from all the crying).
I discovered I can listen to the Wiggles all day and all night, and it doesn't get old. (Except when We're on our way to Wiggle Bay plays in my head for the umpteenth time, then I sing it to your Dad so it can get stuck in his brain.)
I found my favorite sound in the world-baby giggles. Add in Daddy giggles and it's the best sound this side of the Universe.
I've learned to sit back and enjoy the little accomplishments, and watch you take in joy in the insignificant. You have reveled how it's possible to delight in the ordinary, a lesson I hope to never unlearn. Happy Birthday, Sweetheart. Thank you for changing my life for the better. I love you.


  • Posted by Roberta on Dec 19, 2007

    Aww, I’m bummed that I missed the live version of the cake face…
    It looks like Maya and the Fickle family had a wonderful birthday!

  • Posted by Hilari on Dec 26, 2007

    Happy Birthday Maya! You don’t look a day over 10 months!! Now eat some more cake and keep on being cute!!

  • Posted by Kate The Great on Dec 18, 2007

    P.S. Those cheeks! I totally want to nibble on them.

  • Posted by Chrissy on Dec 18, 2007

    Happy Birthday Maya!!

  • Posted by anmiryam on Dec 18, 2007

    She’s lovely and lucky in her choice of moms.
    Happy Birthday Maya and happy mothering to you!

  • Posted by Andria on Dec 18, 2007

    Happy birthday Maya!
    The best part of the baby’s first birthday party is watching them eat their own cake. However, you have to know when to take it away, because I’ve watched more than one eat too much frosting and barf all over mommy while she’s trying to clean the baby up – which is immensely entertaining for me(not the mom, though).

  • Posted by Kate The Great on Dec 18, 2007

    Happy Birthday little Fickle darlin’! =D

  • Posted by Carrie K on Dec 18, 2007

    Happy Birthday, Maya! One! such a big girl.

  • Posted by Wendy on Dec 18, 2007

    Happy birthday Maya!
    And now I’m going to have Patsy Cline’s" Your Poopin’ Heart" stuck in my head all night.

  • Posted by Becky in Iowa :O) on Dec 18, 2007

    Happy Birthday Maya! You are a living doll. :)

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