Your life has been full of surprises! You surprised us with your conception. No, it is no secret that we were not planning you, but the Lord knows what he is doing. After our initial surprise, we were excited to be expecting you!
You surprised us again on July 9, 2008. Not only did we learn that you were actually due a month sooner than we thought, but that you are a very special BOY! We were surprised to learn you have only one kidney and your kidney was swollen & a little sick. Even though mommy was hoping for a girl, when she found out you were, in fact, a little boy we immediately were excited to have two brothers to love!
You surprised us again when we saw you on 3D!
And when we went back to see you on October 22nd, just to check "one more time" that your kidney was doing ok before your due date, a month later... You surprised us by showing signs of kidney failure. Our perinatologists thought it was best if you came sooner, rather than later. In fact, they didn't even want mommy to leave the hospital. After a few hours and a couple pushes, you came into the world, beautiful as ever, perfect in your own way, and healthy. 6lbs, 14oz, 19 inches (give or take), dark brown curly hair, blue eyes, & screaming!
You had your first holidays...
You were diagnosed with and cured of tortocollis. You helped Grandma recover from heart surgery.
And ended up spending 8 days at Children's hospital with RSV & bronchiolitis.
You've learned to sit, crawl, and walk. Spent the summer doing fun things with your big brother Ian.
You had surgery for a minor urological issue.
You've touched our hearts in a way we never imagined possible. To us, you are a miracle. We are so glad to have you, to be celebrating your first birthday, to be able to love you.
...Even if I AM on hold with the doctor's office, because you are still sick... Here's to a hundred more years! We love you!