It's hard to believe that a year ago today, we welcomed our "toddler" into the world!  After nearly 40 hours and ultimately, a c-section, Reagan Campbell Goodale graced us with her 10lb 1 oz, 23 1/4 inch self!  There were several people who were waiting to welcome her, namely, her daddy via cell phone from a ship, her grandma & grandpa, her Uncle Geoffrey, and my dear friends Colleen and Lynsey (and my other mother Betty of course!).  After taking her sweet time getting here, Reagan came into the world with gusto - middle fingers up (she gets that from her dad).  They could hardly believe how big she was in the nursery, so they nicknamed her "the toddler."  They even had to go in search of size 1 diapers because the newborn ones wouldn't fit!

Here we are a year later, and it's so difficult to wrap my mind around how much she's grown and changed. It took her a full 9 months to double in size, but she learns something new almost every day.  It's funny.  I can't even remember a time when she didn't walk, even though she just started doing it about 3 or 4 weeks ago.  As she gains new skills, it seems she's always had them.

Reagan is an absolute delight and the center of our world.  We love her so much and she's lucky to have such a wonderful extended family to grow up around.  Here's a look at the past year:

Reagan, we're so proud of you!  You have filled our lives with a joy we never imagined.  From your worst moments to your brightest days, we love you more than you could ever know.  Please know that Daddy is wishing you a very happy birthday from afar and he sends all his love.  Thank you for being the light of our lives.  

Love always,
Mommy & Daddy


  1. Love this post - I might have gotten a little teary eyed reading it. Happy 1st Birthday Reagan! We love you so much!

  2. Love this post - I would just like to comment that her Aunt was also eagerly awaiting her arrival, but she happened to be located on the wrong coast at the time...:-)

    Happy Birthday Reagan! We love you!

  3. I am not sure how I ended up on your blog, but I was blog hopping this morning and found it. Our youngest turned one the same day as Reagan!!

  4. So cute! Love the photos. Love you guys!


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