Luciana's first birthday is fast approaching, on September 30th! I've been going through all of our photos lately, as I put together some projects for her big birthday party, and I find myself feeling so sappy and sentimental. What love I have for this little girl, who has brought so much joy and happiness to our life. Her first six months were full of ups and downs, sleepless nights and an overall fog that I just couldn't shake as I tried to figure out this whole "life with two kids" things. There is so much about her first six months that just seem to be a blur to me, almost as if it happened in another life (ohhh, sleep deprivation, how strong your grip can be). But once we got her reflux, food allergies, eczema and sleeping problems figured out, it's been pretty smooth sailing for the past four months or so. And what a joy she is! Always smiling, silly as can be, easy going, and just the most pleasant baby I have ever had the pleasure of meeting .... and I'm so glad she's ours!! What a blessed life we have.