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