NOTE: This post was originally published on Instagram. I am reposting and backdating it here as part of a historical series in order to preserve these meaningful memories and early motherhood thoughts and experiences in a way that is not tied to any social media platform. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time. As we formally shelter in place in NYC, this project brings me happiness and a welcome break from the news. 🖤
I tried several times to write this post, and still now language fails me in trying to adequately put into words this past year or how I feel about my son.
It’s not a blur but a clear and infinite whirlwind of all the things and all the emotions and all the firsts and all the stages and all the wonder and all the joy and all the pride and all the fun and laughs and snuggles and heart explosions. All the love. All the worries and concerns and struggles and sleepless nights. All the support and all the friends and family. All the changes and newness. All the learning and growing. All the deep, deep gratitude. All the future hopes and dreams. All this, that comes together now as ONE.
Happy first birthday to my baby!!!
Javi, I wish you all your wishes come true, now and always. I wish you know and feel how loved you are, now and always. I wish you health and happiness, safety and security, fulfillment and true sense of self, now and always.
It is your birthday, but you are our greatest gift. I am so lucky and honored and thankful to be your mama.
Originally posted on October 18, 2018
NOTE: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. All photos and content are property of Lauren Cosenza Beauty LLC.
Lauren Cosenza consults for top brands, websites, and magazines and serves as a trusted beauty/fashion/mom expert, a brand ambassador, an on-camera personality and spokesperson, a creative director, a published editorial contributor and writer, the creator and owner of DIVAlicious®, the creator and owner of BEAUTYfull®, a product junkie and an insatiable beauty and style seeker — with a former life at Cosmopolitan, Shape and Bustle/BDG brands. She currently runs Señor Lechuga Hot Sauce with her husband and baby boy as the Co-Founder + Head of Brand.