Sunday, February 17, 2008

a birthday in the mist

in less than a week Liam will turn 1. this time last year I was fat and miserable

and after a rapid fire delivery of a jumbo rocket, many stitches in areas I'd rather not mention, and days worth of the weird oxygen hood thing and UV light treatments, I brought home a wonderful (sorta) little guy.

and the big brother was ever so proud
of his new brother and relieved just to have me home again.

and now I have this most wonderful little boy. who is happy, lovable, and an all around great kid

Evan has also grown up this past year too! after the baby was born he took it upon himself to potty train himself! yee ha! he loves his brother soo much, that when Mimi (great gramma) threatens to keep him, Evan says "no! he's MY brother!" It's quite amazing really. only now Evan gets frustrated when Liam wants ot play with his toys or accidentally pulls his hair.

Now, the week of his first birthday he's a totally different kid than he was even a year ago. he is eating all normal foods like a giant piglet. drinking regular milk (at daycare, but not at home), standing on his own more and more, and using some sign language. it makes you wonder what is going on in their little heads as they go through life not understanding any of it, but taking it as it is becuase it's the way it is and they don't even know that things could be different and that there's so much mroe out there for them.

The love you have for your children is like no other you've experienced until you experience it. I had no idea.


  1. Congrats making it thru your first crazily busy year with two kids!
    You must be doing a great job to be so happy about it.

    Just remember the warm fuzzy feelings later when they slam the door, stomp the feet, n yell "I hate you!" cus you said no to something...

    Hope Liam's party goes well- don't know if I'll get there.

  2. Evan already slams his feet and huffs away when he doesn't get what he wants and if he goes to his room he slams the door... does that mean I'm a glutton for punishment if he's doing it already?

  3. MB, 4 is nothing when compared to 12! As I recall, 14 was bad for your big sis, too! Start practicing the angry witch voice!

  4. hey!!! i represent that mom!!!

    btw, i loved the little photo journal that was cool! and the stitches thing cracks me up every time!