Another busy, busy week comes to an end and I’m so thankful for that! I haven’t had a whole lot of free time to catch up on blogging. I have so many posts I want to write, and am hoping to get some in next week. Just because it’s been quiet around here does not mean I haven’t been working my butt off writing. I am now writing three posts per week for Everyday Family. This week I wrote about having an unexpected c-section and scary heart complications following birth. In the Childhood Development channel, I shared a great post on Learning Activities at the Zoo. Check me out there if you have a chance!!
Day 109- April 20, 2013
I love his imagination these days!
Day 110- April 21, 2013
We started our Sunday morning with constructing with play dough. Party was over when Noah started eating it and Xander began throwing it…boys!
Day 111- April 22, 2013
The box my new Graco Baby Jogger came in made for endless hours of entertainment for the boys, from a racetrack to a monster truck.
Day 112- April 23, 2013
One of the many flowering trees in our neighborhood
Day 113- April 24, 2013
This afternoon the boys and I had a little adventure at the National Arboretum in DC to check out the blooming lilac trees. Look for a full post recap next week!
Day 114- April 25, 2013
32 week baby bump love! Full update on my pregnancy coming next week too!
Day 115- April 19, 2013
Oh just a sneak peek into the lovely nursery!!! I LOVE it!!! So excited for it to be complete…still have much to do!
Wow, I can hardly believe a year ago today I was in labor with you, my sweet little boy. You came into the world 3 weeks early and in a hurry. It was a memorable day that I will never forget. One of my favorite days of my life, the day I met my precious redhead. You make our family of four more enjoyable. Your huge smile lights up any room and your giggle melts my heart. I always want to remember these early days, because they are rare. First smile, first laugh, first “mama”, first time clapping and I could go on and on. Yesterday was the first day back to daycare and work after a week of vacation. It hurt my heart to drop you boys off. When I picked you up in the afternoon you waved to me for the first time. It melted me to a mommy puddle of goo. I love watching you grow and learn. You’re an amazing little boy with so much excitement and spunk.
We celebrated your birthday this past weekend with an owl themed party. Family and friends enjoyed the day with us. We had an owl egg hunt, ate cake and unwrapped presents. I wasn’t surprised that you loved your cake. You put your face right into it and took a few chomps. Very typical little Noah! It was a wonderful birthday. Don’t worry I took plenty of photos to show you how much fun we had.Mommy is a bit of a mess as I type this. It is so exciting watching you grow into a little toddler, but also sad. Words can’t describe how it felt to hold you as a tiny newborn the first time we met. Those early moments of your life were magical to me. The bigger you get the further away I am from those moments, but trust me I will never forget them. You were such a sleepy little newborn, who I had to jostle awake during feedings. Now you hardly want to sleep and still aren’t sleeping through the night. It’s okay though, you have so much you want to learn and do. Secretly I know you just want to sleep in our big comfy bed. You know that mommy is too tired in the middle of the night to feed you in the rocking chair. This is fine too. Years down the road you will hardly want me to tuck you in let alone snuggle with me. I’ll take a little extra snuggling and save it for those years.Today was the perfect kind of day for a birthday if I do say so myself. After breakfast we went for a morning walk with Xander and enjoyed the morning sun. Then we dropped your brother off at daycare and enjoyed time together. Even though you were feeling a bit cranky from your ear infection and teething, you had fun playing with mommy in the backyard. After your nap we met Heather and Careena at the playground. I loved watching your big smile when I pushed you in the swing. You could swing all day long and be content. In the evening we ate dinner and enjoyed some time together as a family. As we sang happy birthday and your big brother helped blow out your candle I held tears back. You were so cute pointing (for the first time!) to your zoo toy set and exclaiming “ohhhh”. Thank you for more wonderful memories today, Noah. You are a special little boy and we love you so much.