Saturday, August 2, 2008

Happy Birthday, Angel Boy!

It seems like just yesterday but yet it seems like forever ago.

It seems like forever ago that Dan was rushing me in to the hospital. A Holy Moment was playing and I was trying to focus on the song. Dan was driving about 90 and talking to our police officer friend to let him know we were breaking the law so I wouldn't have the baby in the car.

It seems like forever ago that Dan wheeled me up to labor and delivery. No turning back.

It seems like forever ago, I had my out of body experience. I watched myself lay there with my ipod turned on, focused on the song that was playing. Even with my eyes closed I saw the most hilarious conversation between Dan, the nurse, and my friend Erin as they were trying to figure out why I wanted to stand...if only they knew I was only mouthing the words to Rascal Flatts as they sang to me.

It seems like forever ago that in just 27 minutes of being at the hospital, I push out the most precious little peanut. He was blue with the cord wrapped around his neck, but he was cute in a smurf kinda way.

It seems like forever ago that I was able to say his name out loud for everyone to hear. I got to see his little face for the first time and get caught up in that weird, "I know you" moment that I am sure every mother must go through. I got to see the little feet that kicked inside of me and toward the end made me ever so uncomfortable.

It seems like forever ago I was walking down the hallway just an hour or so after giving birth to see my little angel in the nursery with Daddy.

It seems like forever ago that Dan and I laid together in the hospital bed, holding him, just staring at the precious gift, the miracle we were just able to witness making his entrance.

I wish I could freeze it all so I could remember it so clearly forever.

It seems like just yesterday I was holding this precious little guy. How did he get so big all of a sudden? Just yesterday I was sitting in a hospital room exhausted, sleep deprived, elated, excited, did I get here so quick?

One year ago, Collin Isaiah, made his entrance...very quickly. Wow! I just can't believe that he is a year old already...that he has blessed us for a year now.

He's becoming very, what's the word, sinful. :-) He has started throwing fits and screaming if something is taken from him or if he doesn't get his way. He has a temper just like the rest of us.

The dog has become his best friend. I wonder if it's just because she will eat the stuff that he doesn't want to and then it is all gone. It's a symbiotic thing they have going on.

He has an incredible amount of teeth! They just kept coming this month. He is a pro at walking now and can even walk in sandals. His shoes are still like bricks on his feet though. He does an excellent job at stairs and so the gate will be coming down.
He is starting to talk. I love his little voice. It sounds a lot like Landon's. Words : Dada (of course), eyes, yes...there are a few more but only I can understand those and so it doesn't count. :-)

His eating has been terrible. He doesn't care for baby food or anything else for that matter that isn't a cracker or a cookie. I had him on strictly milk but with him not eating hardly anything, I didn't want him to shrivel up so I broke down and bought another can of formula. I think he's going to be picky like Kailtyn (and his Daddy).

He loves the water and I really have to watch him. He is into sneaking into the pool. If I have our deflated and put away, he climbs into the neighbors'. He's very, very sneaky.

Little Mr. Social is what he is. He loves to be in the center of everything, putting his two cents in, and seeing what is going on.

My little precious one year old. You make me smile. Please stay this little for a little longer. Happy Birthday, angel boy!

3 things to add:

Hollie said...

Happy Birthday Little Man! It's been a blessing to be able to watch you grow!

Rebecca said...

I loved your post! Such a great reflections on all your memories of your precious man's first year! He is such a little cutie pie. He's gonna be a heartbreaker :>) Happy First Birthday Collin!!

Bonnie said...

Awww, Happy Birthday Collin!!! He's so adorable!!