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A Letter to My Daughter on Your First Birthday

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Dear Peyton,

Happy first birthday to the sweetest little girl in the world! You are the best thing that has ever happened to me, my heart and soul, my sweet little everything. Having wanted a daughter as long as I can remember, you really are my dream come true.

In one short year, you have completely changed every aspect of our lives, and yet I can’t remember what my life was like without you. Read more

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The One Picture I’ll Never Post

 

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I have one picture of my daughter nursing.

The first four weeks of her life were the most difficult weeks of my life. On top of the usual sleep deprivation, stress, and massive doubt that comes with a new baby, there was the unexpected struggle of intensely painful breastfeeding. I wasn’t prepared for this. Read more