Friday, August 1, 2008

Happy birthday to my little man

Five years ago at about the time I am writing this blog entry, I gave birth to my sweet baby boy, Connor. I can remember it all so clearly. The moment I first touched him; the suspicious look on his face (I'm not joking!); the way my daughter fell in love as soon as she saw her baby brother (whom she immediately named "Poopy Moo"); the lightening in the sky the moment the midwife told my waiting mom and sister that Connor had been born; having to get out of bed during the night a few hours later to nudge my husband because his loud snoring was keeping me awake; seeing my dad cry the next morning at the sight of my 4-year-old daughter holding her tiny brother for the first time.

Five years has passed since that amazing night. I wanted to make his 5th birthday extra special for Connor. He's my little fish, and so we appropriately took him (and Sissy) to Oceans of Fun for the day. We were there for 6 hours; and on the way home, he told us it had been the best day of his life. Oh how I love my little man!

I photographed him this evening with his birthday cupcakes from a local bakery - a momentous occasion in itself, as this is his first birthday cake after he outgrew his (at one time life-threatening) egg allergy - meaning, he didn't have to eat an eggless cake baked by me this year. It was a wonderful day and I'm sad to see it coming to an end!

Happy 5th birthday, Connor. Mommy loves you so much.

Five years ago...