December 01, 2005

Birthday Boy

Six years ago, I was in the hospital laboring away knowing that pretty soon a tiny little baby would come out and change everything. I didn't know whether that little one was a boy or a girl, but I was pretty sure it had to be one or the other.

Finally after 25 hours of labor, The Boy arrived. Perfect, beautiful and not tiny. He took his time coming out, because he was over nine pounds and had a head in the 95th percentile. He was also face up and had his hand up by his head. He clearly wanted to torture me and I suppose I'm lucky to have been able to deliver him without a c-section. But at the time I could only gaze at him in an exhausted stupor and fall totally in love.

Back then even as a big newborn, he seemed so tiny, so fragile. Now he's huge. His legs stretch way down. He used to fit on my chest and now he comes up way past my waist. He ponders and thinks and makes and does. He drives me absolutely batty and he fills me with wonder over how amazing he is. I look at his huge brown eyes and eyelashes that are longer than some feather dusters and wonder at how I could have had any part in the making of someone so beautiful. Lucky me.

But how can my baby be six?



They sure do grow up awful fast!

Happy Birthday to (I know his name but won't repeat it here) The Boy!
You can get overwhelmed trying to understand how you had a part in making someone so beautiful and precious. Enjoy every day that the Lord blesses you with The Boy.

[Before you know it his hand will be out for the car keys ... and gas money.]

Posted by: MarcV at December 1, 2005 10:29 AM

Tell him that possum guy says Happy Birthday. He's a good one, that's for sure.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 1, 2005 10:49 AM

Happy Birthday The Boy!
I have always felt lucky to have had the pleasure of meeting you!

Posted by: blair at December 1, 2005 10:54 AM

Happy birthday to a good-looking boy! I know how you feel, Jordana- my boy is also amazing! And the c-section wasn't that bad ;)

Posted by: Lenise at December 1, 2005 12:12 PM

Six years old? Wow! Hope you both have a beautiful birthday to remember.

Posted by: Meredith at December 1, 2005 01:13 PM

Oh! I missed it! Happy Birthday a few days late! My bad! Hope it was a good one!

Posted by: angie at December 3, 2005 12:54 PM