Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Bug

Seven years ago, I was actually sleeping right now at this very moment (thanks to a half epidural) and resting after having been in natural labor for 8 hours. However, soon I would awaken to strong contractions and the birth of my very first child. A son....

You were 7 lbs. 8 oz. and 20 inches long. A son....I could hardly believe how beautiful you were. Daddy and I were filled with so many thoughts about this moment, but most of all were were just extremely grateful. It took us 3 1/2 years to have you and blessed doesn't seem to come close to how we felt.

You are very independent, a thinker and a seeker of knowledge. You always want to help and have a job, as well as ask many many questions about how, when, why, where and what...... You are most often quite serious for a boy your age, but if I find you any other way, it is most often being silly with one of your brothers or your daddy!

I have loved watching you grow into a young man and I enjoy watching you "work out the world" in your mind all the time. I so often come in the kitchen to find that you have cleaned it all up, you love to make breakfast for us all on Saturdays and are the first to volunteer to help with Evan. Thank you for your heart that wants to serve and help.

I also love when we go on dates~ it is so fun watching you be the "man" and open doors, order and pay the bill! You, of course, also LOVE date night with mommy! You are a wonderful athlete and I look forward to watching you grow more over this next year!

Happy Birthday Bug, we love you!

This is one of my favorite photos from this past summer at our family photo session. You were hot and very tired and asked me to carry you. I couldn't resist because you will not be this size forever and soon I will not be able to carry you. I had to seize the chance while I still could! Love you my firstborn little man...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Ladybug!

One year ago today we were blessed with this precious gift....

We affectionately called you "Ladybug" as we waited for the day to arrive when we would finally meet you! Mama was sick up to 33 weeks, then went into labor at 36 weeks, but waited and waited and waited for you to come. Nana came for your birth on December 31 and we were still waiting. On January 8, 2010 (two days before your due date!) you arrived at 12:05 pm.

Perfect in every way.

One of my favorite parts of the day was when your brothers met you for the first time! It was made even more special because you Aunt Amy & Micah were there too!

Daddy and I were blessed to be able to have Sassy & Nana there when you were born~

You have added so much joy to our home. You are a quiet and content little man, happy to go with the flow of the family. Everyone that meets you says you are so happy :) Thank you for the love you share with us, the smiles and laughter you so freely give every time we say your name. You are a treasure to us all!

Happy 1st Birthday, Ladybug!

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