Six years ago today, our lives were forever changed (for the better), by the arrival of our first and only son.
Impatient like his mother, little man was born on April 29, instead of on or around his May 17 due date. It took us all by surprise when my water broke in the wee hours of the morning and we had to make sure we had everything in order before heading to the hospital. He came about 15 hours later, and it was love at first sight.
It has been the most incredible journey, watching him grow from a sweet bitty baby with pinholes in his heart into a healthy, bright and precocious little boy (or big boy, as he will tell you).
He loves school and baseball and belting out all the songs from Frozen. He loves Iron Man and Spiderman, animals and artwork. He can spend hours building and playing with Legos and He can have a conversation with anyone about anything, and we are regularly astounded by some of the things that will pop out of his mouth. Little man is kind and empathetic – he hates when his friends are sad and he always wants to provide bandaids or a hug to help them feel better.
There is a stubborn streak in him and he has definite opinions about a lot of things. We can also tell that he is going to be very Type A, like his mommy. However, he is also focused and persistent and it’s amazing to watch him in action when he is trying to achieve a goal. That determination will certainly serve him well.
Time really flies. It feels like yesterday we were celebrating his first birthday, and he still hadn’t taken his first steps.
And now he’s six and running and jumping and sliding into home plate during games.
This past weekend, we celebrated with a trip to the Nick Hotel in Orlando with a few friends (post to come),
and tonight we will have a low key dinner at home with a taco bar, homemade Spiderman cake, and this “guest of honor”
Happy birthday, sweetest little guy! We love you so much!