Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Today Melissa became a toddler. What a year it has been! As Paul and I look back on her 1st year, so much has gone on. She went from a 6lb 4oz baby to a toddler over night. It seems like it was just yesterday. We can still remember hearing her first cry when she was born. It has been a good year. The first three months was a little ruff on us, but once she started putting herself to sleep and sleeping all night it got better. Every month seemed to get easier and better. Melissa was growing and doing new things. We remember getting excited when she would smile at us or even laugh. We couldn't wait for her to start rolling around, pushing up, crawl and now walk. It's amazing how you just finally get it! At first you don't know what to do with this precious little baby and one day it just hits you. You do know what you are doing. It's amazing how we know her cry when she is ready to take a nap or when she is hungry.
Melissa has brought joy into our life and we could not imagine our life with out her. There isn't a day that goes by that she isn't making us laugh. She makes us smile in the morning when we go in her room to get her. She is sitting in her bed just talking away and looks up at you with her sweet smile. When we pick her up she will hug you and that is the best feeling in the world.
We celebrated Melissa's 1st Birthday with big praises! She is doing so well with her Cystic Fibrosis. We never no how long we have with her so every minute, hour and day is a very special day.
On Saturday, June 14, 2008 we had a Birthday Party for her. She had a blast. Her favorite thing of the whole party was the balloons. This girl loves balloons. She had fun opening up her gifts. She loved it when we started siging Happy Birthday too her. She wasn't sure about her cake. As you can see from the video she got the hang of it. After the party it was nap time. When she woke up we had put together a couple of her gifts and she was having a blast with the new stuff.
Happy 1st Birthday Melissa Pearl Liberto
We love you with all our hearts
Dada and Mommy