Mikaela's Wake Up Call

We Made It!

Logan Paul Thorpe turned one yesterday, and I think I breathed a sigh of relief.

As a new parent, many of you know EXACTLY what I’m about to say… you’re just happy to survive that year.  You didn’t break them.  They’re happy, for the most part.  They’re eating to the point where they’ve actually gained some weight.  They’re sleeping.  Better than they were maybe before that 1 year mark.

Hopefully, many of you can identify with this one too.  I got very emotional about LT turning one.  We had his birthday party on Saturday, and it went by so fast.  I was very focused that morning on getting the balloons, mixing up the punch, and setting out plastic forks and paper plates.  It helped me not focus on what was happening.  My baby wasn’t going to be a baby for much longer. 

So, when the party was over, I cried.  Yep.  My husband thought I was totally insane, probably.  He asked me why I was so sad.  I think I was crying because we were blessed with a very healthy baby boy.  I was emotional over the fact that he isn’t that little baby anymore that needs swaddled to go to sleep.  I was crying because I tried to gather every bit of energy I’ve had this past year to get up early to feed him (at first), go to work, and come home and take care of him.  I was sad because I don’t know if I could do this job (being a mom), this well again.  We’d love to have a second child.  But I am sometimes in awe of those of you who balance two kids or more and everything else you have in your lives.

The support of all of you and other moms out there has been so key to this being a successful year, too.  You’ve sent me pictures, told me stories from your own lives, and helped me see how fortunate we all are to have just one day with these precious little people.  No matter how tired we may be.  No matter how hard it seems sometimes.  It’s all worth it.

I was sitting out on our patio last night, having a slice of leftover cake as the sun went down, and thinking… You always have to take the time to enjoy him, Mikaela.

So I breathe a sigh of relief and I celebrate still this morning.  Logan Paul came from this….


And grew into this….


I love you, little boy!

Posted by  on 05/25 at 06:52 AM



Congratulations, Mikaela—he’s such a beautiful little boy! I’m planning my little girl’s 1st birthday party, so this really pulled at the heartstrings! You’re such a wonderful mom :)

Posted by kadodson  on  05/25  at  08:17 AM


That was a WONDERFUL blog post!  It is so apparent how much you love your son and being a Mom.  It’s true- sometimes we need reminded of how important it is to just appreciate each moment in life, especially with kids, because they aren’t little for long.  Thank you for sharing!

Posted by RochelleB  on  05/25  at  08:28 AM


Logan is gorgeous…he looks like his mama. I say - go for #2!!!  I’m old (41) so I had to rush to get my kids in (the boys are 23 months apart). Granted, there is nothing harder than those last few months of the second pregnancy as you waddle and chase your toddler around and those really, really sleepless nights that just last a few weeks but seem neverending at the time, but there is nothing sweeter than seeing my older son (now 26 months) tickle or smooch his baby brother. I really wondered if I could love another baby as much as I adore my first but your heart just grows to fit all that love in. Go for it!

Posted by AshB  on  06/22  at  10:00 AM


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Posted by Melinda22  on  09/07  at  07:32 AM


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