Exactly one year ago I went into labor while driving, got taken to Methodist Hospital in an ambulance, and Carissa was born 5 weeks early. I can’t believe Carissa is 1! So many things have happened this year. How do you measure a year? In kisses? In bottles? In diapers? In glasses of wine? In miles of gas? In answered prayers? In love?
Carissa is growing so much. I can’t imagine our lives without our smiling baby girl. She’s such a happy baby. She knows how to say Dada, hmmm?, and yeah. She eats Gentleease formula and Chinese chicken congee (gai jook) that I make for her. She is approximately 22.5 lbs and 23 inches.
Happy 1st Birthday Carissa!! We love you so much!! I wish that I could keep you a baby forever. I can’t wait to see you grow and see what you will become.
To all of my awesome readers, thank you for all your love, prayers, and support through Carissa’s 1st year of life.
Dr. Jacqueline "Jax" Cheung grew up in Sacramento, California. She is a Christian Wife, Proud Mom, Major Foodie, Sacramento Native, Elk Grove Resident, Feminist, Adoption Advocate, Blogger, Freelance Writer, and Cat Lover. Jax is the owner of the award winning Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption Ministry. Jax won Sacramento Area A-List Local Best Blogger 2014, 2015, and 2017 and Best of Elk Grove Best Blogger 2016 & 2017. She is also the Editor-In-Chief of the Elk Grove Tribune, and freelances for Sacramento4Kids, and many other publications. Jax is married to Dr. Kenneth Cheung (Kenny). Jax and Kenny live in Elk Grove, California and have 2 daughters named Roxy and Carissa, and 3 cats named Mochi, Miso, and Mango. To follow her journey please like her Jax Chronicles Facebook page, follow her Instagram @jaxchronicles, follow her Twitter @jaxchronicles, or check out Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption ministry.