The Dude turns 3!!!

I'm finally getting off the crazy Roller Coaster that was May 2010. Enjoying a few days of break before starting my new job at LifeTime. I would love to tell you about my fantastic trip to Kentucky and King's Island over Memorial Weekend, but there's something more important on the agenda:

3 years ago today, about this hour exactly, I was sitting in triage at the hospital about to have a baby....3 days past due. The docs let me go past my due date, even though I had gestational diabetes, because I desperately wanted to have a natural labor (which I've yet to experience). Instead, my stubborn little redhead had to be taken via C-section, by appointment. So, the nurses called me in the room, and I sat on the edge of the table, literally rocking back and forth with anxiety. I stood as still as possible while they gave me an epidural shot in my spine and laid down to wait.

I found this post from my old Xanga blog from after Caleb was born and I wanted to share:

"Let me tell you about this new little amazing man in my life...

Because my second pregnancy was unplanned, and not nearly as pleasant physically as my last one, I felt like I held a bit of animosity towards the whole idea of having two kids. I was really just worried about how to handle it. When I found out we were having a boy, I worried because I was like "what the heck do I do with a boy?!?" I was afraid that I wouldn't feel the same connection to Caleb as I did to Faith when she was born. Thankfully, I was wrong.

Caleb has completely stolen my heart. He's such an amazing little guy and every time I look at him, I melt. I remember laying on the table for my C-Section, feeling the doctors pull him out, and i was overcome with emotion that I didn't expect. I didn't think I would cry, but I did. All that anxiety left and was replaced with an overwhelming appreciation for the miracle of life. When I heard his cry for the first time, I just couldn't believe that I could ever feel anything but love. He's an angel and he's all mine. My little guy. I am so lucky.
No woman will ever be good enough..."

3 years ago today, my life changed forever. A phrase I've coined about my little man: "God knew what He was doing when He gave me Caleb." I love you, sweet baby boy - you are my joy!

I will leave you with a few pictures from the last few weeks, taken with my phone since my camera is still on the fritz! 

Getting ready to ride a roller coaster @ King's Island

Caleb with his cousin, Braiden and best buddy for our whole trip! (Note the vintage Dukes of Hazzard shirt that was his daddy's when he was a kid...awesome!)

Love this kid!!!!

Celebrating his birthday at Preschool last week. We made cookies, and he wore his paper crown ALL day - never took it off! He sweat right through it playing outside for gym! hehe


Heather said...

Happy birthday to him!

I felt the same way when I found out I was pregnant with #4. I actually started hyperventilating. God knew what he was doing though. I couldn't imagine my life without him.

What a beautiful post!

Stopping by from SITS!

Amy Whitley said...

Aw, what a cute little man! Found you via SITS Sharefest!

Amy Whitley said...

Aw, what a cutie! (Found you via SITS Sharefest!)

Mama Mary said...

Stopping by from SITS. Happy B-day to your little boy! Your post made me teary. I just celebrated my little one's 2bd b-day on June 1. Time flies, eh?

Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday, Caleb!

I love your post. It is very heartfelt and honest.

I am stopping by from the Lady Blogger Tea Party.

Have a great weekend!

Daisygirl said...

ohhh happy birthday to the Dude...haha!

Great little tribute to your cutie pie!

Lourie said...

I felt the same with my son. What in the heck am I supposed to do with a boy??? But he stole my heart too! Isn't it just amazing. Happy Birthday to your little man.

Elizabeth @ TexasEbeth said...

What a cute little boy!

Thanks for stopping by my blog via SITS.

Enjoy your week!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Happy birthday Caleb! And Xanga...I totally forgot about that site...still check mine from time to time.


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