Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Birthday!


Well I'm not quite sure where to start. I guess Happy Birthday baby boy is a good starter. Before you were even born you gave a few scares, so hopefully you are done with that and it's not a preview of what your life is going to be. Shortly after we moved into our new house I started bleeding which ended up being nothing to worry about but still scared us. Then I got really sick and lost 10 pounds in one week, just weeks before you joined us. Then when you decided to come, you didn't give us much warning and time to go to the hospital. You made your arrival only 2 hours after my first contraction. You struggled with jaundice and had to be almost constantly hook up to something your first week at home with us. But you were so loved and brother and sister were so glad to have you here and love you. You have been a very content and happy baby, although a terrible sleeper, which has worn me out and questioned my mothering abilities and my ability to have or want more kids, but I hope you can forgive me for my imperfections. Because I do love you tons and you make me so happy. I love watching your brother and sister interact with you and see how much they love and protect you (most of the times). Don't ever forget how much we love you and no matter what you do or how exhausted you make me, we'll always love you and be proud to have you as part of our family. Remember your older brother is there to protect you, and you big sister will always be your special friend. Thanks for joining our family! Thanks for making me stronger and increasing the love and joy in my heart. I'm so glad to have you as my son. I love you and Happy Birthday!

5 comments:

BradandBrittney said...

Oh yeah sorry... Barbara actually made that gravy... but i buy just plain old chicken gravy packets and it taste great!

Cori said...

I just can not believe he is a year. Man time sure flies. What a cutie!!!

peacekeeper said...

happy birthday big man! we are sure glad your whole family moved here and joined our "family" we love you guys!

Cara and Barry said...

Hey Erin. This is Cara (Smith) Webber. I found your blog through Rebecca's. Your kids are beautiful! It was fun to read through your blog. You sound like a great mom! :)

Stephanie said...

My kids are getting big? Holy cow! YOu have a kindergartener and your baby is 1. (Engineer starts the big K on Thursday)