Sunday, May 19, 2013

Happy First Birthday Nathan!

(This is a little overdue, but I still wanted to make sure I did it.)


Your arrival was quick and definite. I was expecting a longer labor after your brothers, but as it was we only made it to the Birth Cottage 40 minutes before you were born. Good thing we didn't wait any longer. On the other hand, at 9 pounds, 4 ounces, I'm glad you didn't wait any longer either. =)

Everyone was so excited to meet you, Timothy probably had the biggest smile though. Since then, you two have always had a special bond.

Your first year with us has been so much fun. You have always been such a happy baby, and so alert. From the beginning, you have been taking in your world, especially your big brothers. Timothy is the coolest thing in your world, and Andrew isn't too far behind, although there has been a little "attention tension" at times. =)

Daddy has been around a lot this year, at least while you're awake, and you have loved it!
Dad-da was your first word, and who you took your first steps for. (Steps you've since refused to take again)

Mommy has a special place too. The last few months have been very much about Mommy, and no one else if she's around. You love it when strangers coo, but lately, no one better get too close.

Everyone compliments your eyes and your hair, which is only right. They are beautiful. If you ever get a sister, I hope she gets your hair. However, no one can top your smile. It brightens my day every time.

I love to watch your expressions as you discover the world around you. You're into everything right now, but Mommy has gotten a lot more mellow the third time around. Messes can be cleaned. Your brothers don't always feel the same way I do, but they're learning to keep their things out your reach.


   Happy Birthday Little Man! I can't wait to see what the next year brings for you!


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