Thursday, January 6, 2011

Not a Baby Anymore

BuggaBoo, you are getting to be such a big boy!

You turned three this last December, and you have my deepest apologies for that cake. My excuse is life was super crazy and you at least got to pick the boxed mix and the can of frosting. Why was I not surprised when you picked sprinkles?

It seems not that long ago I was in the tub, excited to meet my first little one. We didn't even know you were a boy!

Yours was a leisurely pregnancy, going three weeks late, which ended in a leisurely labor, three days warming up and then a 12 hours "sprint" to the end. You were born four minutes before midnight, the day before my Grandpa's birthday.

You were 8 pounds, 9 ounces, 21.5 inches long. Your head was 14.25 inches, and perfectly round (ouch!) You gave my Mom a scare by not breathing for the first two minutes, but you perked right up. You nursed like a champ after we settled into bed, although looking at the pictures I can tell I had a lot to learn about breastfeeding.

Your birth was perfect and amazing and taught me not to be afraid. Your birth made me a mommy. I really can't believe you're three already. Thank you for being my baby. Thank you for being my son.

I look forward to many more years and many more moments with you. I love you.

-Your Mommy


  1. And I'm so grateful to be his grandma! He's a wonderful young man. Full of surprises. He makes me laugh all of the time when I'm around him. He sees the world through such wonderful eyes. I love reading to him because he soaks up the information; and contributes! What a blessing to have him in your family, and our family. And you're right, he did give me a scare in the beginning - quit that!

  2. Happy Birthday to your little man. What a sweet tribute. Three is AWESOME!! You are going to have such a fun time with him.

  3. Awwwww. I just love that little boy! What a blessing he is and I'm so glad he's become a part of our family.

  4. You're making me tear up Krista. I love love love your sweet little boy and i can't imagine my life without him being a part. He's my favorite nephew ;) Thank you for such the great post!

  5. Happy birthday to your little boy! He is cute! This is such a great time of their lives, they can be such fun at this age. Hey of course, one's children are alway a huge pleasure, at any age.