he'll always be my tiny sweetheart
Thirteen years ago today our first son was born. He was supposed to have been an April baby, but he wasn't having any of that and decided to surprise us by arriving 5 weeks early. 34 weeks and 5 days into the pregnancy, actually, according to those in the know.
It was an easy labour and birth, as far as those things go, despite the hospital's policy of not giving any pain medication. Did it hurt? You bet. Did that stop me from doing it again? Obviously not, since we had a repeat performance with his little brother 3 years later. Post natal amnesia is a wonderful thing.
So there was our little guy, premature but at 6 1/2 pounds a pretty decent weight. Because he arrived before his due date, however, they wanted to check him out and kept him in the children's hospital for two weeks before they finally let us bring him home.
my sweetie at 1 week old and me, 29 (but feeling 89)
It was at that time that I started to call him my 'tiny sweetheart' and the name has stuck to this day.
He grew from a wee infant into a roly-poly smiling baby.
As a toddler he used to crack us up with the funny things he did. Here's one of my favourite pictures of him taken in Vancouver.
Can I have some quiet, please? I need to make an important call.
And now he's a teenager. Where does the time go? We're having a family party on the weekend (it's Mr M's birthday on Saturday! And Boy9's the following Saturday! I know! What in the world was I thinking?) and he's having his friends over on Sunday to hang out.
Happy 13th Birthday my tiny sweetheart!
Barely able to crack a smile at 6:30 a.m. this morning.
Before I forget, today is not only the big guy's birthday, it's also Pancake Tuesday! When I was growing up, my mother always made us pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Traditionally, eggs, milk and fat were supposed to be used up before Lent, and what better way than to make pancakes.
So you know what we'll be having for dinner tonight. Along with lots and lots of bacon. Just because.
P.S. - It's Sparky's birthday too!! Go over to Jen's and congratulate him for making it to 32.