A year ago today, Hilary Duff‘s baby girl Banks was born, so it’s time to celebrate!
The Lizzie McGuire star rang in Friday with a special message devoted to her daughter, Banks Violet Bair, in honor of her first birthday. She and fiancé Matthew Koma welcomed the youngster, their first child together, on Oct. 25, 2018 and shared the family news with fans a few days after. Now, 12 months later, Duff is reflecting on the impact their beloved baby has had on them.
“Banks [bear] what a year,” the actress wrote. “You made mommy a mommy again, you made daddy a daddy(the absolute best) you made bruvah a brother (the absolute best) you are spirited and funny and brave and edible and we are so lucky that on this day one year ago you made your arrival and made our family the four pack that we are!”
The actress concluded, “Happy birthday beautiful…you get all the birthday cake today!”
Duff has made fans feel like part of the family by sharing her pregnancy and motherhood journey on social media, including posting intimate footage from her home water birth. She’s also chronicled Banks’ growth with frequent snaps along the way on her Instagram feed.
Needless to say, the proud mama’s feelings have not changed since the day she first met her daughter. As she wrote on Instagram last year, “This little bit has fully stolen our hearts! She joined our world at home on Thursday afternoon and is absolute magic.”
Wishing Banks a magical first birthday!