Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Birthday, Micro Dude

Has it really been a year?

One whole year since I arrived in the Labor and Delivery ward with only my purse, having called my husband from the parking lot of my OB after my 38 week appointment, telling him I'd be going directly to the hospital to fend off pre-eclampsia. This was followed by a call to my parents, who were staying with my sister and her newborn, to ask them to keep Q-ster company while we were otherwise occupied. Next, I called the office to alert the VP to the SVP's desire to discuss the decision on final product pricing, and then I was free.

I sat on my hospital bed, waiting for my pitocin hookup and actually started to get contractions while looking at the yet-unattached IV bag. I've always been suggestible.

Buster, you've had good timing from the very beginning. You were born in the same season as your brother, so you could wear his infant clothes and I could don all the same maternity gear. We watched Dancing with the Stars in the delivery room and you waited until the show was over before you were properly positioned for me to push. And twenty minutes later, we had you, beautiful boy.

As I see you wobble around the house, I know that you're technically a toddler now, but I will call you my baby forever.

Enjoy that chocolate cake!




Mayberry said...

What a year, what a gorgeous little guy! Happy birthday Buster!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Buster! Lucky you enjoying chocolate cake. :)

You did very well, having two baby boys in the same season. Mine are opposite genders born 6 months apart - whole new maternity and baby wardrobes required.

Bob said...

Congrats, what a year. And he looks so happy.

YF said...

it's been a YEAR!? Oh man. time flies. He is so adorable. Congratulations. Now, it is almost time for the next one - right? :-)

Lara said...

happy birthday to the little one. :)

Damselfly said...

Wow, a year old! He sure looks pleased with himself ... or at least the cake. ;) Happy birthday!

Kimberly said...

Oh wow, he is cute! Happy birthday!

Desiree said...

Wow, a year already...Seems like yesterday we got the announcement. Your post had me in tears thinking about when our little C turns one - not for several months but I remember how emotional it was when Andrew turned one.

kittenpie said...

Happy birthday, little guy!