Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Birthday To You

My how time flies ...
Wasn't I just on the airplane to Switzerland, fighting the familiar pangs of morning sickness?

Didn't I just call friends and family to tell them I was in early labor and ask them to pray?

Didn't I just hold you, a few minutes old, marveling at God's perfect timing?
Didn't I just bring you home from the hospital, nervous and overwhelmed to begin life as a Mom of two?

From day one, sweet boy, you have brought joy into our lives! Your easygoing personality is just what we needed to balance the girls in this family! Your smile and clear blue eyes charm everyone you meet, and you love to flirt and wave "bye bye". Though you're not our first, each of your firsts has brought fun and excitement. You weigh 21 pounds and are 29 inches tall. You have eight teeth, two of which are molars! You LOVE to eat and are enjoying some new foods this month, including strawberries and blueberries, graham crackers, broccoli, and cheese. You also tried your first cheeseburger - one of Mommy's favorites. We're working on introducing whole milk, and you love it! We'll be finished nursing soon, and though it makes me really sad for that chapter of your life to be over, I'm very proud that we made it to your first birthday! You learned to blow kisses, giving Nana the very first one. You also got another haircut, totaling six in your first year - I think that's a record! You're starting to pull up on your knees to check things out at another level. No more putting things on the couch to get them out of your reach! You LOVE your sister, and watch everything she does, learning and trying to keep up. She's very sweet to you, and you're lucky to have such a great big sister. Every time you see your Daddy, you have a huge smile! You have fun playing and wrestling together, and you love it when he tickles you! But when the going gets tough, you're still a Mama's boy (I secretly hope it will stay that way for just a little while longer). You love music, being outside, playing with balls and cars, and watching Dora (thanks to your sister). You had a very special birthday party with a Blues Clues theme. Lots of friends and family came to help you celebrate and we had a great day! Each day that I get to spend with you is precious, and I am blessed beyond measure to watch you grow and learn (even though things are moving a bit faster than I'd like). I love you and am proud that you're mine!


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