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. :)