29 July, 2009

One year ago today - our miracle!

I can't describe the gamut of emotions I've had today. I'm sad to see the day nearly passed. I want to hang on to every moment of this, my baby boy's first birthday. It truly is a miracle the way he came to be ours and I admit I often take it for granted (especially after I've said "no-no" for the thousandth time that day.) But today I've really remembered to be thankful for the miracle that he is. I've prayed on and off all through out the day for his birth family.

The year has really flown by. Some of the days were long, but the year as a whole has zoomed past.

Of course C didn't realize what was going on today and I'm sure he wondered why Mommy was singing "Happy Birthday" while we rocked instead of his usual "Dinah, won't you blow."

He is such a precious, funny, happy, beautiful boy.

Happy Birthday my little Cashew!

This is a picture of the first time I got to really hold him. I got to hold him about an hour after he was born for about 1 minute, then I had to wait three more days before I could really hold him.

Here he was today, waiting for his cake! He didn't know what to make of all the people and activity. I don't have many smiley pictures from his party because he was just "taking it all in."

This is when we were singing happy birthday to him. D blew out his candle for him.

I snuck into his room at 3:20 this afternoon, which is the time he was born a year ago, and took his picture. He was sound asleep, I didn't wake him.

He didn't really get into digging into his own little "smash cake" that I made him. He'd already done it twice this past weekend - once at Grandma & Grandpa's and then at Grandaddy and Granny's and he did it up big those two times! Plus he was tired and I think was pretty full. That's ok, it stresses Daddy out to see him dig in the cake!


yorkiemom said...

Happy Birthday to your little guy! I can't believe that it's already been a year.

Chelley said...

Happy 1 st Birthday!!! what a year of blessings you have bought!!!

Thanks for sharing these wonderful moments with us!

Debbie B said...

Love the new profile picture. So cute!

Happy Birthday little guy. I remember so well getting that call that you were headed to the hospital to meet his birth mommy minutes before he was born. What a shock it was.

I like the idea of taking a picture at the exact time he was born. Wish I'd thought of that.

jessy said...

He is so adorable---Happy Birthday, birthday twin. The 29th of July is a great day to be born!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to C! What a wonderful blessings you have in your life. He is just adorable! What an amazing journey.

U.N. Mama said...

How precious! A year? WOW! Call me when you can! I MISS YOU!

Dede said...

Happy 1st Birthday!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday Cash. I love that picture of him sleeping on his tummy. Thanks for stopping by Mommys Kitchen. I hope you visit again.