Friday, October 9, 2009

One, Two, Three!

Three years ago today I was hee-heeing and whistling (weird, I know but for some reason it worked!) my way through contractions that brought our firstborn baby boy into the world at 4:43pm.

the beloved ice chips, yay for ice chips!

(seeing Grayson for the first time. i think i look relieved-how about you?)

The best first advice I got as a brand new mom was from my doctor, the greatest OB in the universe (she had already delivered five babies in a row and came in to check me last. I was 9 cm. She picked up the phone, called someone and said, "I'll be a little late, I have one more baby who wants to meet his mom tonight." See? Love her.) She told me to bring a pen and paper with me to my recovery room because you'll never "be able to reinvent those first few precious moments you have with your new baby," once you get home and life gets underway. I followed her advice religiously for 9 months with great result so I wasn't about to stop now. I'm copying what I wrote free-hand so I can have it on this here bloggity to visit when I'm feeling particularly sappy.

Happy Birthday, Grayson. You are getting to be such a big boy but you'll always be my baby.

2:30 a.m.

Little heart-shaped face
stares back at me and
I forget where I am.
Already reminded of becoming
your mom, I smile at
the thought of seeing
you, of greeting you
every day ahead.
You are a precious gem of strength,
sweetness, and not yet
defined beautify that
is pouring from those
light-shy eyes. I've known
you one night and I've known
how to love you forever.
Easy-going nature, I
build my dreams around us-
the new family of four
here to give you the best
of ourselves as thanks
for the blessing that is you, that
is our son.

Love you always,
Mom, Dad, and Sadie


The Palmer Family said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm totally welling up. So glad you recorded your feelings in that moment. Such a cute baby and now a very handsome boy.

Hope he's feeling better soon. Let him know that Miss Kathleen is up for some birthday wrestling anytime he's ready.

Monica said...

Very sweet. Happy birthday Grayson. It sure doesn't seem that long ago that those pictures were in my inbox. Good job, Erin.

pajama mom said...

happy b-day to both of you. ;)

One Sided Momma said...

kathleen, monica, and pjmom- thanks for reading this mom's trip down memory lane.