11 - 12 Months

Week 52: Happy Birthday, Baby!

Jessica Rolph, Co-founder and CEO of Lovevery, hugging her daughter who is wearing a crown
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Happy birthday, Baby! And happy anniversary to YOU!

Let’s say it together: this birthday is A. Big. Deal. While it is so fun to celebrate them, I want to take a moment to celebrate you.

I want you to know all of the reasons why you are already a great parent:

Your child’s progress will ebb and flow, but your devotion is constant. You cheer them on and believe in what’s possible for them. You see that they can do something today that they couldn’t do yesterday and you know that’s enough.

Your everyday love and affection give them courage. By just being who you are in their life, they learn that it is safe to take a risk and that there are people in this world they can count on no matter what. They already sense your belief in them, and it helps them believe, too.

As the mother of 3 children a little older than yours, let me offer you some assurances:

  1. You will have uninterrupted sleep again—maybe not next week or next month, but it will happen.
  2. Life will never go back to “normal,” but you will find your new normal. If you haven’t found it yet, it will come. You will be able to carve out times to just be you.
  3. Parenthood in all its forms is valuable work. And whether you earn a paycheck right now or not, no choice has to be permanent.

If you are at home with your baby, know that you will have options and are not going to lose your edge. You continue to grow and gain expertise and insight all the time.

If you have a job, know that you are creating meaningful memories with your baby in your time together. They recognize when you are present with them and feel your special bond.

Take a moment to enjoy this milestone for your baby and for you. Thank you for letting us be a part of your life.

❌⭕

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