Saturday, April 07, 2007

Tomorrow my "baby" turns 5

Seriously, where has the time gone by? 5 years ago I was eating dinner with my parents, Jeffrey, and Will at Salt Grass Steakhouse (of which I promptly threw up in the middle of the night due to my nervous stomach that I have had since I was in the 2nd grade). I thought to myself..."Why am I having another baby?" That question came up some days when I was sitting on the floor with a big belly, crying while holding the door shut so Will would take a nap as he threw a tantrum on the other side not wanting to nap (he had outsmarted the child safety locks). Most days, that question came up as to HOW I would love another child as much as I loved Will. Then it happened...Jake was born.
When he came out it was like a freakish, deja vu type of thing. "I already did this", I thought to myself. He looked EXACTLY like Will. He was 12 days early and weighed 7 lbs. 13 ounces. The first 3 1/2 months were tough but shortly thereafter, (when I got some sleep) I realized how God could love EACH of his children. My love for Will didn't change as I developed a love for Jake. I love them both...differently & uniquely. Just as God loves me.
Jake is pretty easy going (except when he is hungry...that boy LOVES to eat!). He goes with the flow and adores his brother. He will do whatever his brother tells him. Jake loves to cuddle and with that soft, baby skin...who could resist? He makes us laugh and is tender hearted.
He is, however, ALL BOY. On many occasions I have to get on to him for peeing in the backyard, spitting, and most of all...PICKING HIS NOSE!! We're working on it....
He is ever so handsome and has the most beautiful eyes...which people comment on all the time. But, I know his insides (well, not like God knows them but you know what I mean)...they are much more handsome!!
Happy Birthday, sweet boy. We are BLESSED to have you in our family!!!

1 comment:

Amanda's got Baby Bangs said...

This was so sweet! I can't believe how old he is. Happy birthday, Jake!