I think you were getting a cold on the actual day of your birthday. We stayed home, other than your year one check up. We played with your animals and I took lots of pictures in the playroom. Definitely one of your spots in the house. If you only knew how to climb down the stairs safely we would let you hang out there all the time .
The year has not been with out it's ups and downs though. You got the flu at the beginning of the year and our pediatrician started to really panic about your lack of weight gain there after. You are teeny tiny and we are still playing catch up. A few days after your one year check up the doctor was ready to put you in the hospital. We managed to hold off on this because you gained a few ounces that week but weekly doctor and therapy visits have become the norm. We have finally started making progress, but it is slow and steady at best.
Things have been stressful but you have it doesn't seem to have affected you in the slightest thankfully. We have changed up your diet to include lots more fat and it is helping.
Last year we watched from the hospital right after you were born. My eyes never even looked at the screen. My family was there, helping me and helping with the kids. The very first my mom said after you were born was "He is one lucky baby" thus naming you and anointing you. My best friend, who normally lives over a thousand miles away, miraculously showed up at the hospital too, just in time to meet him on his birthday.
One year later, the day was much less exhausting and thrilling but I am reminded of how we are the lucky ones and how much he has added to our lives.
We are so proud of you and love you so much! Happy Birthday (and one month) Lakshman bear!