Inspiration for today...

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

Philippians 4: 4-8

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Belated Third Birthday C!!!

I have been feeling rather bad lately that I have not posted for C's birthday...It is the day after Christmas and I was rather busy with the holidays and a birthday party. So - C - here is your post!

C was born the day after Christmas - three years ago. He was supposed to be born at the end of February but that was not happening. My blood pressure reached unimaginable highs and the Doctors gave me two choices: either induce and risk both of our lives OR have an emergency C-section. We didn't know that we were having a boy before he was born but I knew that "he" was already fighting a downhill battle being two months early so I opted for the C-section. He was born December 26 at 9:07pm and off to the NICU he went.

Now, I know that my husband had the worst end of things - deciding who to stay with - so I made the decision for him and sent him to watch over his son. I pretty much slept through my recovery anyway. I don't remember exactly when I was "allowed" to see my son - I think it was at least a day and half later if not longer but my hubby was going back and forth between the two of us and taking pictures for me. I was in the hospital for six days and C was in the hospital for 21 days.

You would never know looking at him today that he was born two months premature. He looks just like his daddy and is very happy-go-lucky and has a go-with-the-flow attitude much like his father. He is a fighter for sure! He loves sports, "pretending," singing, reading, dancing, playing with his big brother, cousins and his friends, AND giving his little sister lots of loving. He is very sensitive and has a very caring heart. He loves to snuggle with his momma, especially when he just wakes up. Here is a picture from his THIRD birthday... an ice cream sandwich beats cake out anyday!

I love you, little man!!!


Qtpies7 said...

I'd take the ice cream sandwich over the cake, too. Hands down.

I'm Losing It! said...

Charlie is such a sweetheart. I can always count on a big hug from him. Almost every day, CJ asks, "Grandma, when are we going to DJ and Charlie's house again?"
Today I can tell him he'll see them tonight. He'll be so excited!

(my word verification word is "aprifyin". Remember that one if you ever have to make up new words again while Quelfing. I like it!)

Sarah said...

He is so cute! Yes, in so many ways he is just like his papa! He is a loving person, much like his mama! Happy be-lated b-day to C! I agree with Charlie and Lisa, I would pick an ice cream sandwich over a cake anyday, too...unless it is ice cream cake! :)

(my word verification is pyrocuto~ and that decribes my hubby: fire cutie) ~Lol