Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nine is Fine

My first born was born 9 years ago today at 2:33pm.  It was a scary experience with a few unusual complications.  Not the best thing for a first time mom.  Apparently it didn't stop me though.  lol

The first 6 years were really really hairy.   He didn't sleep through the night til he was 14 months old.  He was a high maintenance baby for sure.  In toddlerhood I was that mom with the screaming kid at Walmart.  Getting lots of 'looks' and unsolicited advice and old grandmotherly types pitying the 'poor thing'.  They offered to let him go home with them and if I thought they were serious I probably would have gladly taken up the offer.  Then there were the fevers.  They not only made him feel bad and halt all family activities every other week or so and have both of us in tears, but they affected his mood severely around fever time.  He began to have rage type tantrums when he was 6.  It was scary for all of us.

All that said I'm happy to report that we've mostly outgrown the fevers and the severe highs and lows and that terrible roller coaster.  AND he is the most remarkable young man.  God has heard our prayers.  He is kind, God loving, compassionate, albeit still a bit emotional, responsible, smart and creative.  I can't be more proud of him.  And most days I really really like him.  ;)

He chose cinnamon rolls for his birthday breakfast.  For what it's worth,  Pillsbury cinnamon rolls in a can is much better than the frozen ones.

He got the bike and helmet this past Sat when he could enjoy them.  Today he got the rest of his presents...a stack of books.  Micah was not impressed.  He said 'all you got is books?"  lol  But Z has almost outgrown most toys.  He really wants for nothing.  And he was perfectly content with his books.

His latest obsession is origami.  And I had to get him a Hardy Boys book (I was a Nancy Drew girl myself) and a Choose Your Own Adventure book...I used to read those over and over as a kid.  Sports novel and a cartooning activity book that is so cute and perfectly silly for boys his age and also teaches some on making stories/cartoons that he just loves to do.  So yep, loved all his books. :)

Then being the most awesome mom I am, I made him some Clemson paw print cookies to take to school to share with his class.


djjdjdjdjd said...

Happy Birthday Z! I remember those early days;o) I know it was tough, but he seems to be an awesome kid. You guys are so blessed!! Love the cookies! I made some for E's class yesterday, but they didn't make it:o) We ate them last night...made a mad dash to Publix this a.m. for some store bought cookies:o)

Misty @Creative Itch said...

Aaahhhh...I remember those 'choose your own adventure' books! I used to read them all the time too! How fun!

BTW..your cookies turned out adorable! Happy Birthday to your boy!

Nicole said...

I am a mom of 4 also & your blog keeps me going. You are so inspiring as you love your little ones. Happy birthday to your big man!!

Deanna said...

Thanks for all the bday wishes! And thank you for the kind comments. :)

Unknown said...

what a sweetheart! i love his smile. i can see his sensitive heart in his smile. and he's a reader! can it get much better?love him!


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