Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Caleb



Caleb,
I am in awe that I am sitting down to write a birthday post for you turning three. Seems like just yesterday I was sitting in the hospital with you. I remember every single detail like it was yesterday-we were alittle nervous because we were going to a hospital that we had never been to before which turned out to be the best decision ever! We walked in first thing that morning and had a huge room that was about 6 times the size of a regular hospital room. I didn't labor long with you at all before the nurse figured out that when I told her I had short labors I wasn't playing around. The doctor came in and you were turned the opposite way you should be. It was a sort of panicked moment as he sat at the end of the bed and manually worked for about 20 minutes to turn you. When he got you turned there was no stopping you-no time to prepare for anything because out you came. I will forever remember the moment I first saw you. The first time your Daddy held you in his arms is one of my most cherished moments in life. We soaked you up those first few days. It was so nice to be at the hospital just the three of us. We were able to spend time with just you one on one without all the crazy noise and everyone else around. Those were three of my most favorite days ever! We had you all to ourselves and I don't believe you were put down for more than a few moments the entire time. Your Daddy and I actually argued over who was going to be able to hold you or feed you the next time. We finally had to take turns because we both wanted you so badly.







Now here you are the bouncing vibrant loving 3 year old that I am so incredibly proud of I could burst! You are the best big brother to your little sister-the adoration you have for her is visible every single day. You adore your two older brothers and want to be just like them-I have to remind them every day multiple times that they need to act nicely since you're constantly watching. And although you are always in their stuff and messing with them when they want to be left alone they love you more than you will ever know. You all have a remarkable bond that I pray you will always keep for the rest of your lives. I love your laugh and your smile! I could bottle it up and keep it forever-when you laugh you scrunch your nose up and smile and I could just eat it up!




I am so blessed to have you in my life. I am blessed to be called your mommy and will forever remain grateful to the Lord above for putting you in my life. I know there are days I get stressed and yell at you-we all have those moments I suppose but don't you ever forget that no matter what I will always be here for you. No matter the circumstance or the time of day or night you can call me or come to me. I will always be your number one fan and do anything in this world for you! You will always have me in your corner. I love you Caleb and I'm incredibly proud of the big boy you are becoming!
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14 comments:

Randi said...

Great photos of Caleb! I hope he has a great birthday.

Stephanie said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday, Caleb :)

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Great Post! Happy Birthday Caleb! Sooo Cute!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a sweet post! I love the second picture...he looks like such a chunky little thing!

Windy said...

Glad you're back up and running! Great pictures of the two little ones, I think they favored a lot when Caleb was a baby:) Time goes by so fast - you blink and they're grown.

Just Jiff said...

Happy birthday! He is SO cute!

Courtney said...

Beautiful post. I love all the sweet pictures of you handsome little man!

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh Stephanie,

This post brought tears to my eyes for real. What a sweet and loving mom you are. He is blessed to have you in his life. What a great boy you have. Happy Birthday again Caleb. May this year be so blessed.
Hugs,
Mimi

Cassie said...

I love the pictures of him as a chubby little baby! what a cutie! Happy Birthday to him :)

Everyday Mom Designs said...

This should come with a water-works warning.. lol. Sweet.

Alicia said...

Stephanie...he is just a doll..really!!! His smile just lights up a room!! I can imagine how much more you cling to him since that incident last year. That's how I felt w/ my son. God has a special plan for Caleb!!!

Stacy said...

Stephanie this is a wonderful post!! You are both very blessed!!!

How did you get your pics so big?

Stephanie said...

Aw! Happy Birthday Caleb!

♥Kim said...

I'm so glad he had a great birthday! Such sweet pictures!

How did i get so far behind!