We celebrated LO’s first birthday! First we had a celebration with friends and family the weekend before. We tried to do an open house so people didn’t all come at once but everyone did anyway. LO coped okay considering she hadn’t met most of them. She was a little clingy to us which was a good sign that she is attached to us. It was very momentous day to celebrate lo’s birthday but also to celebrate with our friends and family who knew what we have gone through to get to this point. On her actual birthday, we took her to a museum that she loves. There was a storytelling session which she enjoyed and she enjoyed crawling around the museum, looking at the exhibits in the glass cases. We feel so lucky to be there for lo’s first birthday and first steps. My beloved’s mother also came to visit so she saw both firsts too. We know it’s not going to be an easy ride by any means, but we are really enjoying being parents right now.