Jusaiah turns ONE!

My son, Jusaiah, just turned one and I’m still in disbelief that the time has passed from when he was just born at 30 weeks. How does the time pass so fast? I really can’t believe how far we’ve come.

A year ago we were in the NICU awaiting for our son to come home. He was on a CPAP machine that was flowing oxygen into his lungs. Thankfully he didn’t have to have a tube but he did have a nasal cannula for about a week and a half. While he was in the NICU he had an NG tube to put food (milk) into his belly since he couldn’t feed at the breast yet but he was still able to receive my breast milk.

Anyways, if you want to hear more of our story in the NICU please click here.

We did a cake smash photo shoot a few days before his party and it was so much fun! My talented friend Mel took amazing photos to capture the memories of Jusaiah’s cake smash.

Jusaiah’s Mickey Mouse cake smash

For Jusaiah’s first birthday we planned a drive through birthday party because of this pandemic. My sister and I was blowing up balloons the night before and we were having a ton of fun trying to figure out how we were going to arrange the balloons and if we were going to make a balloon arch. It was way harder than we thought and we ended up making two balloon twisted pillars instead. It still came our really pretty.

Family Birthday Photo

His birthday party was successful and was more than I asked for. We originally planned for a drive through celebration because that’s all I thought that we could do amidst the corona virus situation, but by our surprise it turned into an actual party! We had karaoke, lots of food and lots of friends and family to celebrate our baby boy turning one!

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