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(soft piano) – [Mom] Dearest Jaxson, Baby
Jax, Jaxie, today you’re one. I can barely say
that without tearing up. Your first year as gone
both fast and slow. On one hand we can’t really
remember a time without you, but on the other hand you have
grown up into a little boy in the blink of an eye. We’ve bought you new
toys and birthday cards but hopefully this little video will be something that
you can look back on and know how truly loved
you were from day one, even if this is a little embarrassing. You made your entrance into
the world 11 days overdue. I’m not sure if it’s because you were being lazy or if you were scared to come out because you could
hear your crazy brothers. Once you decided to come though you didn’t waste any time. I was in active labor for just 40 minutes before you made your appearance at home on our lounge floor. From the second we saw you we have been totally head
over heels in love with you. You are just perfect and so relaxed. You’ve been such an easy
baby, so chilled out. You take everything in your stride whether its getting put into the car seat for the millionth time in the day going to a soft play or being put to bed you’re just so chilled out. And being the youngest of three boys means you’re also as hard as nails. You’ve had toys thrown at
you, you’ve been sat on, and you’ve been cuddled
and squished constantly. You never really cry and if you do we know
it’s something serious. You’re just the happiest little guy. You love music. You love dancing. You’ve got some great moves. You love bird watching
and playing ball games. You’re favorite film ever is, Trolls and your favorite song
isn’t a nursery rhyme, it’s Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You. You love food, mostly Philadelphia
Cream Cheese and hummus. You also love your brothers
but they love you even more and provide you with
hours of entertainment. You love clapping, waving,
and getting attention. You’re such a flirt and
when we’re out and about you will shout at passersby until they give you a smile and a hello. You like to talk a lot. Your favorite words to say are Mama, Dada, bird, ball, Frase and hiya. Everyone always comments
on your big blue eyes. You’ve always had them and I wonder if one day
you’ll grow into them. You look just like your brothers did but rather than having
blonde hair like they did, you’ve always had dark,
curly hair like Daddy. You’re a mommy’s boy though
and we’re joined at the hip. I’m never really without you and I call you, my little shadow. We love you so much Jackson. You have completed this family and what I really want to tell you is to stop growing up and
to stay little forever but I know that’s just me being selfish so please do grow up and
grow into a handsome man that I know you’ll be that
makes his dreams come true and that appreciates life because there hasn’t been
a day in the past year that we haven’t appreciated you. I’m so proud to be your mommy and I wanted to say, Happy Birthday. Love you.


  • Emily Norris

    Hi Guys, I am overwhelmed by all of your lovely lovely comments! I'm trying to reply to everyone but if I don't manage to get through them all I just wanted to say a massive thank you for following our little family. We're very grateful and Jackson is so lucky to have so many well wishes πŸ™‚ xxx

  • Γ‰va Csupor

    I have seen this video maybe 4 times….. crying every time….
    Emily, you know how to put your emotions in words πŸ™‚
    My son is 9 months….I can't wait for his birthday πŸ™‚

  • sandra sandra

    Very beutiful wihses. .words. .its make me cry from happines. God bless your family Emily. .P.s my son is elder 3month then Jackson .and He likes watching yours video. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ’“and also my elder daughter she is nearly 7age..She also likes your video ..πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ž

  • Karina Dominguez

    I just saw this and cryied like if I knew him. Love your videos, so inspirational! Did you made his birthday cake? πŸ™‚

  • Whitakers Way

    Teared up I love your videos Emily and I will do this for my son because it’s just so special thank you for sharing xoxo 😚

  • Felicia Lamoureux

    I balled my eyes out after watching this vlog πŸ’“ my daughter will b a year in july. N your words to your son where so heart touching πŸ’—

  • Jordana Venetico

    I’m literally crying my eyes out, I’m a new follower and I love your videos. You are such a wonderful mom and this video is such a perfect way to celebrate Jackson’s first year of life. Wishing you lots of love and happiness to your family.

  • Farzana Afroze

    my husband knows i m a big fan of your channel but he had no idea what i watch or who jackson is? i showed him this video and he got teary. such a touching and sweet video. your kids are lucky to have mom like you.

  • Emma Hamilton

    Aw, I'm so emotional after watching this. What a beautiful gift to give your son. I have written letters for my twins on their first birthday, so I love what you have done, it will be so fantastic for him to look back on when he is older.

  • Allison N

    Crying!! I love that you made a short little video for him to look back on one day! My son is 10 months and the year is going by so quickly. Thank you for inspiring me to make one of these for my son! πŸ™‚

  • Leah Bryant

    My baby boy will be one next month and I’m crying watching this beautiful video πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

  • Reem Ali

    Omg i just love this video.. I lost a 5 months old baby 3 years ago and now i have a baby girl" that i call too my shadow " and this video reminds me of him like am watching him πŸ€—
    And also you gave me the ideaof making the same video for my daughter.. And like always.. Wish you all the happiness in the world and ALAH bless you and your children 😊

  • Rachael Ferguson

    You really know how to make a gal cry! That was genuinely BEAUTIFUL! I’m not a mum, but myself and my partner are starting to try for a baby and I am so glad I came across your channel so glad! β€οΈπŸ’—

  • Ashley Tunnicliff

    What an absolutely beautiful video Emily! I have been watching your videos forever now and I'm surprised I missed this one! This made me tear up but also made me laugh. Thank you for sharing your life with us! So sweet to have this video to look back on in the future! πŸ‘£πŸ’• My son turns 15 months in a few short days and I'm just wondering where the time has went! πŸ‘Ά πŸ’— Watching your videos keeps me sane girl! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰ Keep it up Super Mom!!! πŸ’ͺπŸ’‹ #BoyMama

  • Emma McKean

    I was tearing up by 20 seconds! This is beautiful. I’ve been writing letters to my little girl due in July 2018. I love this idea thank you for sharing it. What a beautiful family x

  • Pixel Kitten

    we have birthday twins <3 My daughter was a 9/11/17 baby πŸ˜€ 6 more months till jackson is two and mine is 1!!

  • Emma Hodgkiss

    I've seen this video before but I've just come back to watch again as my little boy will be 1 next month 😭 I'm not a youtuber but I want to make something like this for my son for us to keep and treasure as a family. It's beautiful. I teared up so much! Gorgeous Jackson 😘 x

  • Chandra sharon

    That omg moment hearing my son’s fav song is also not a rhyme but ed sheeran’s shape of you πŸ™‚ !! Got me welled up seeing this ,thinking bout my son turning one next month πŸ™ˆ!

  • Maryia Sharamet

    Hello Emily! This is such a beautiful montage! I love your channel and enjoy watching your boys grow! You have a lovely family! Would you mind sharing a name of the music you’ve used in this video? Thank you in advance!

  • courtney bowdery

    That really touched me as how much family and how much you have got xx love you so much Emily and Jackson πŸ’™πŸ˜˜β€οΈ

  • Chloe Tham

    Hiya Emily, this is one of my favourite video of yours or rather video of Jackson! πŸ™‚ I like to watch it when I'm stressed out with my little boy (he's 8.5 months old). My little boy is the absolute love of our lives but he can be a handful. Today I lost my patience with him and yelled at him. Swarmed in guilt now and felt like the worst mum ever. Watching this sweet video of yours made me cry(again lol). You are such an inspiration and I hope I can be great mum like you. Watching your heartwarming and sweet letter to Jackson just reminds me how much I love my little boy. Thank you for sharing all these sweet moments of your lovely family with us πŸ™‚

  • Helen Sagar

    What a lovely video, and it is true Jackson does seem such a chilled baby his smile is so gorgeous. Xx ❀️❀️

  • Sergio Garcia Bangu AbadΓ‘

    I am crying like my new baby, so beautiful videos and words, we have learned a lot with my wife, I hope you keep happy and excited about life as you are, much love ❀️

  • Komal Koska

    OMG I love this.. it's so beautiful <3 i have been planing something similar for my now 11 month young son and teared up watching this..
    Love all your videos and though in consume a lot of content on YouTube, I watch your videos the most.

    Love to you all πŸ™‚

    Edit –
    Haha I'm watching this pretty late but barely get a little time off for anything with my tiny human.. obviously you know better πŸ™‚

  • Ogechukwu Ani

    I only just saw this! So so beautiful my own baby just turned 1 a week ago. She's my first and this makes me want to create for her something to remember…. You are an amazing person and mummy. Thanks for sharing

  • cheri d

    Oh my…. all the feels! I went back to re-watch this one because my little guy recently turned one. I cried the whole way through!! My poor little one is confused πŸ˜‹ I want to go write him a letter right now!!! 😭❀️

  • Zeinab Hashim

    Hi Emily I've never commented before just wanted to say you are my favourite mummy vlogger by far! so real and refreshing to watch…I had to comment on this video because it made me cry like a baby ( I don't think I should have been doing my make up whilst watching it lol) it was so beautiful and exactly how I feel about my little one they grow up too fast…but we have the future to look forward to! And watching them grow into amazing people! Your my mumspiration keep vlogging please!! xxx

  • Jenny Luu-Smith

    Im ten weeks preg and I have not had a single hormonal episode. I just did after watching your video. IT was so sweet and it inspired me to so the same for my lil one on the way. Thank you for making these wonderful videos. I watched all of the Jackson updates all in one sitting.

  • Jasmine Percival

    Oh my goodness I’ve followed you for a while but only just come across this video whilst looking for ideas for my soon to be one year old little boy! And I’m in floods of tears how beautiful for Jackson to look back on and see how truly loved he is! πŸ’™πŸŒˆ

  • Lizzie B

    Hi Emily, I have loved watching your channel since last year. I also a mom. I live in Texas and have just started documenting my children's lives and our family journey. This letter to your 1-year-old inspired me to write a letter to my daughter on her first birthday. I would love it if you could watch it and tell me what you think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26G7i3w1T6o Thanks so much!

  • priyanka patel

    Hi Emily.. This video of yours brought happy tears to me and made me so emotional. I am first time mum of our six month old baby boy Jiyansh and your equation with Jackson reminds me so much of us! You are a great mum and an inspiration. Love all your videos but this one compelled me to comment. God bless your family!

  • Prescious L

    Literally cried to this video. So beautiful baby. Just like my daughter. This is similar to what I wanted to say to her on her birthday. I love her so much and I don't know how to express even more into words.

  • Natalie Dunn

    Sitting bawling my eyes out- my baby is 1 tomorrow and I’m an emotional (yet proud) wreck 😫❀️

  • Hannah Weston


    I was expecting ideas for presents and birthday parties but this was something else … so special ! Now I think I’ll write a letter to my baby who’ll be 1 next month ❀️

  • peter edwards

    Jackson is the cutest happy birthday πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆ πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽˆ!!!!!!!

  • Valeria Chica

    i'm watching this videos and i'm crying i have a 9 month old baby boy and i can't relate more just beautiful words… baby Jackson is gorgeous and those eyes omg

  • Valeria Chica

    Emily you are just an inspirational role mole so real and i'm pretty sure most of mother and wives can relate from your channel me personally i've been watching your channel since i got pregnant and it had help me sooo much so Thank you for share your life which i bet is not easy but for some one like me full time worker mum and wife its been so helpful, videos of pregnancy, how to organize and clean the house or have to prepare baby food i mean there's a lot that i can mention but wont have the time
    just thank you and you are doing a great job.

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