Happy Birthday little Man!!! Today is your 5th birthday and it doesn’t seem possible. I can clearly recall holding you after a whirlwind of events.
Our day had started out with more contractions and more intense than the night before. We were to almost 34 weeks and mommy was getting really really sick. So much so I wasn’t sure we were going to make it to our due date. Daddy and I were at the doctors the day before for an amnio. I was really hesitant about having the procedure done. I had heard so many horror stories about it. You did great. The doctors were great. As a matter of fact we had to wait for you to let go of the needle so we could take it out. Not cool dude. You looked perfect and on the huge side for your gestation. You were measuring over seven pounds.
I called daddy and got him to come home from work. I called Auntie Shannon to go and get Blake from Daycare. I needed to get to the hospital. I remember crying in the car and telling Daddy it was to early for you but I was having such headaches. That I was scared to go any sooner. The doctors checked us in the office. They sent us to Labor and delivery to be monitored. Fun is. I went in to get changed and was greeted by the nurse. She asked if we were ready to deliver? No not really. We got ready and were in the OR in 45 minutes. We were scared. Come to find out I was severely Toxic. When you came out you were a golden brown color from Jaundice. So you became our tator tot and it has stuck. You laugh like crazy when we call you that.
Let’s fast forward to this time last year. In the past year you have grown tremendously but you are still very much a mommy’s boy. You can count to 15 and write your name. You can read/recognize 15 words. You are surpassing your classmates in many things. You have a love of history, all things with wheels, animals and food. You want to be chef and fireman when you grow up. You have said that if that doesn’t work out you will go in the army. You have a definite opinion on things. You have your mommas temper which isn’t so fantastic. You have a sense of humor like no other. Your grandparents have a blast with what you say. Who knew a speech issue could be so fun? You embrace who you are and love yourself tremendously. I hope you keep that self worth and respect a part of you. You have completed our family. We couldn’t ask for a better kid.
Look at you today 5 years old.
Loves you to the moon and back our sweet boy!