Happy First Birthday Molly! #DownSyndrome

by Carrie with Children with 30 comments

I’ve been thinking for weeks now how to start this post and Molly’s big day is finally here and I’m still not sure.  Our little Molly turns a year old today….and I couldn’t be more proud of her.  It’s been an emotional yearwe’ve learned a lot, cried a little and most importantly loved and laughed throughout our journey.

June 23, 2010 - Day One!

June 2011









I can remember every, single moment of the day Molly was born, maybe it’s because I was only in labor a little over an hour (I’ll share that exciting story another time) or maybe it’s just because I was ecstatic that I had give birth to a sweet, little girl. Whatever it was, I know that I am proud to be her mom…and even more proud that she is my daughter!

I love my Molly and I have no regrets. Her strength and determination amaze me every day. I choose not to worry about her future, but to cherish each day that I wake up and see her precious, smiling face peering over the side of that crib…begging to get out!

This site was where I decided to share Molly’s birth story and the news of her diagnosis…your words of encouragement and support have meant so much to me. I can’t wait until Molly gets older and learns she’s got her own group of online cheerleaders rooting for her!

I thank you for reading and following along on our journey….the fun has only begun here!   Check back in this afternoon for more, cute pictures and a look back at my favorite Molly stories!

And now…I’m running off to smooch on the birthday girl!  Let the birthday celebration begin!



  • Gina

    Happy Birthday Molly!!

  • Viviam

    Happi Birthday Molly! She is such a cute precious lil girl =) I know there’s more great times to come for u guys.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks, Vivian! She’s so fun, hard to believe she’s already a year old!

  • Becca @ Mama B

    Happy Birthday Sweet Molly!! She is gorgeous!!!

  • jennifer Symmes

    Happy Birthday sweet beautiful Molly. Enjoy your day with her Carrie!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you! We had a fun day and wrapped celebrated with cupcakes after dinner. We are going to have family over on Sunday for her party – should be fun!

  • LeeAnn

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful Molly! She has the best gift a kid could ever ask for…YOU for her mom! I hope you both have a wonderful day!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you, LeeAnn! You are too sweet! We had a fun day and are going to have a little family party on Sunday for her! It’s a four-day celebration! 🙂

  • A Mommy in the City

    Happy Birthday Molly!! Love that picture with her little teeth poking through! I hope you two have a wonderful day celebrating!!!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks, Lauren! We had a fun day and ended the night with Nana and cupcakes! We are having a family party on Sunday…so more cute pics soon!

  • RoryBore

    Happy 1st Birthday Molly! I’d be anxious to get out of that crib and start celebrating too!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you! She’s anxious every morning to get out of the crib so she can go crawling and exploring! lol

  • Lauren @ Tennessee Honey

    Bless her:) She is ADORABLE!! Happy Birthday Molly!

  • Tara P.

    Happy birthday Molly 🙂

  • Miranda

    Happy birthday sweet Molly!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you Miranda! I cant believe she’s already a year old!

  • Amy @ Marvelous Mommy

    Aw she’s so cute! I love that picture of her in the crib! Happy Birthday!!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks, Amy! She is such a happy girl when she wakes up in the mornings. I’m not a morning person, but when I see her cut,e little face I’m instantly happy too!

  • Holly

    Happy birthday to your sweet girl!

  • Melissa

    Happy Birthday Sweet Molly! Love that gorgeous smile!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you! She’s such a happy girl…all the time! I can’t believe she’s already a year old!

  • Bernadette - Mom to 2 Posh Divas

    Happy belated birthday to Molly! I know you made sure she had a wonderful birthday and that she was smiling that sweet smile of hers all day long!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks, Bernadette! I think she had a great birthday!

  • Erica

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I would also like to say that she is a ray of sunshine! I love looking at her!! I would also like to eat her with kisses!! I love babies and your little is a babydoll! Enjoy her Mama!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you Erica! She’s a precious little girl – I can’t believe she’s already a year old!