You started out in a very different way than all your sisters and brother...c-section, and with fluid in your lungs. You scared us for a while, then decided not to re-gain your birth weight dropping down to 5 lbs 11 oz. At 6 weeks you were still not back up to your 7 lbs 3 oz birth weight and diagnosed "failure to thrive". A mighty miracle happened that weekend and you gained many ounces keeping you out of the hospital. Since those scary first few weeks you have grown like a weed and brought soooo much joy into this crazy family.
Here you are a big 1 year old, yes it brings tears of joy and sadness...I want you to stay little forever, but you are so much fun to watch grow!!! You are walking all over the place, you LOVE to unroll the toilet paper, you LOVE french fries, and bananas. Your big brother and sisters can make you laugh like crazy. YOU are loved beyond any amount you can imagine....to the moon and back a million times and more!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY punka monka!!!!!