Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy 5th Birthday Monka Monkey !

Tomorrow at 3:52 pm Aedan, my 1st child and only son, will turn 5 years old. Damn time flies when you're having fun. Well at least most of it is fun. After finally getting pregnant after so many struggles and disappointments stretching over a period of 30 months I was blessed with my baby at 3:52 pm on Tuesday, November 11, 2003, Veterans day. All 9 Pounds and .06 ounces of him. Luckily for me he as a c-section baby.. I stopped work 3 weeks before my due date due to BP issues.. and yet he was 8 days overdue.. and still didn't want to come after being induced etc. over a 24 hour period.

He was my angel. A true blessing . God smiled on me that day.

He was an easy baby and yet there were aspects of our life that could have been better. Like the fact that the ONLY night in his 1st year of life that he slept through was Mother's Day Eve. And he would never take a bottle or formula he was a boob man at an early age and it had to be strictly from the tap. Lucky for him Grammy lived close to my office so I could feed him on my lunch hour. And he would hold out. He gets that stubborn streak from me. I was thankful when he started solids at 4 months. But the BF'ing lasted 13 months.

Since then he has grown fast. He didn't really talk til he was 3.. and that had us worried. but now he doesn't shut up. Even when you asked him to.. over and over..

He has an enormous amount of energy. And yet 2 minutes after his head hits the pillow he is out. Wish I could say that for Chloe.

I just hope that he accomplishes whatever his little heart desires and that the disappointments are minimal as he grows up and becomes the respectful, successful and loving man that I know he can be. Mommy and Daddy love you Aedan James.


Christy said...

Wow, he was gorgeous from the start! (Which is rare since most white newborns, including my own, look like hairy aliens.) What a beautiful post. It made my eyes sting. Happy birthday to your sweet boy. I hope he has many, many more happy and healthy ones with everyone he loves there to celebrate him.

Bethann said...

you know my biggest fear while pg all 3 times?? giving birth to ugly babies.. LMAO.. I haven't seen birth photos of yours but I'm sure they were beautiful ! :)