Jaxson’s One-Year Birthday


My dear Jaxson, I can’t believe it’s been a year already. You came into this world on April 4, 2017 at 5:09 p.m., at 7 lbs., 7 oz., 20 1/4 inches tall. And whoa, was I excited to meet you. I carried you for the whole 39 weeks, your grandma from Germany flew in, and your brother – like a giddy puppy, he couldn’t wait to meet you either. And daddy too. Thank goodness your father was able to keep me calm while we waited and waited for the doctor to deliver you at 5:09 p.m.


Do you remember Jaxson’s birth story?! If not, read my emotional story HERE.


Photography: Amber Linderman




Giving birth wasn’t exactly fun, I’m not gonna lie, but I’ll never forget that moment when the doctor laid you down on my chest—I still get teary eyed when I think of  this precious moment. I had given birth to another beautiful and healthy baby boy. Time stood still as I held you. Tears came running down my face. You came out perfect!

You were a pretty good sleeper from the start. But things changed around 9 months when you had your first cold. Since then you wake up twice in the middle of the night. Mommy and daddy are exhausted but we’d do anything for you, little man. So, how can it be that you’re already one year old? It truly feels like yesterday that I gave birth to you…On this note, please, never lose your happiness. The best part about you is how happy you are, every single day, no matter what. You wake up with a big smile on your face, and you go to sleep that way too. You love to giggle; you even know how to make your brother giggle.

Dear Jaxson,

We love you, always & forever! Happiest 1st Birthday!



  1. April 6, 2018 / 1:53 AM

    One already? Wow! Happy Birthday Jaxson!!๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŠ

  2. Andrea Nine
    April 6, 2018 / 7:06 AM

    Happy 1st Birthday handsome! You are one precious and lucky guy to have the BEST big brother and parents! Oh Vanessa they are precious! Have a sweet weekend!

  3. April 6, 2018 / 7:20 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jaxson!! You are so unbelievably precious. May you be blessed and favored all the days of your life and may everything you set out to accomplish be a success! Vanessa, heโ€™s perfection. Both him and Kingston look like such joys. I know it must brig you nothing but happiness to see them together, that photo of them together is so adorable! Thanks for including us and sharing these photos, my friend. Enjoy every minute of him and Kingston. Eddie and I share in you and your husbandโ€™s fatigue. When they get older, we need to through a slumber party and catch up on all the missed sleep, lol! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.



  4. Doreen's Style Diary
    April 6, 2018 / 11:36 AM

    Happy birthday Jaxson! These photos are beautiful. Love the smile on his face looking at the cake.

  5. Heidi
    April 6, 2018 / 2:22 PM

    What a sweet post Vanessa! I cannot believe heโ€™s one already! You have such a beautiful family, my friend.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  6. Cora
    April 7, 2018 / 9:05 AM

    Happy 1st Birthday Jaxson!!๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ…

  7. April 9, 2018 / 7:46 AM

    Dear Vanessa, blessed you ad your beautiful family! I am not visiting blogs and even not posting these days – blame the doctorate for that… soon I hope I get back ๐Ÿ™‚ But as soon as I saw in my Inbox “Jaxson one year”, I had to make an exception and write to you! Dear Lord, one year already???? I remember when you have just written posts saying “we went on vacations, now in some weeks I will have an announcement”… and now he is already one year old??? Wow! And Kingston, how sweet! Congratulations for all, you are a fantastic girl, mother and such a lovely blogger friend that I hope to meet one day! Many many hugs!

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