4 weeks ago
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Happy Birthday Evan!
Today is Evan's first birthday-can you believe it??? There are so many things going through my mind right now as I look at pictures of him as a newborn and think back to the "birth" day. Evan is our miracle baby. He decided that he wanted to enter this world feet first...which was a bit scary, but fortunately we had wonderful doctors, nurses and a respiratory team to welcome him here. Evan was born at 3:26am,less than an hour after we reached the hospital. The week before his birth, we found out that he was breach and that I would most likely have a c-section. Well, he was so eager to get to our family that he came about a week early. Now looking back it all seems like such a blurr, a whirlwind of events filled with emotions of every kind. He gave a us quite a scare at first, but thanks to the power of the priesthood, he was given a blessing by his dad and Uncle Jim which the pediatrician claimed was a miracle. He was 9lbs 1 oz and about 21 inches long. I didn't realize how big he was until people where commenting on his size from the pictures I had sent. And those dimples, need I say more. He is an amazing little boy whom we love with all of our hearts. He is such a happy baby-so good natured. Don't get me wrong he is starting to show signs of a temper, but he is such a happy boy. He is now crawling and standing in one place, we imagine he will be running in no time at all (we have a bet, Scott says a week from today, I say two weeks from today-I will keep you posted). I can't imagine what walking will bring-he is already everywhere and into everything-we call him troublemaker!
I feel so blessed to have this little boy here in our home. When I think back to his birth or watch the videos I realize how truly lucky we were to have a great doctor and to have a great pediatrician. It was a scary time, but through it all Scott was my rock-he was so calm and sure, which helped me out tremendously. I remember that when Evan was born I didn't hear anything-no crys, no noises etc. and I knew that something was wrong. I remember clearly Scott telling me that everything was going to be okay, and then he began to pray-and as soon as he began his prayer the baby starting breathing. I am so grateful for a faithful strong husband.
Looking a the videos it is so cute to see Dallin-I wonder what it must have been like for him to come to the hospital and see this new baby. He has been a great big brother-he is always kind to Evan and makes sure that I never leave him or leave him out (i.e. Mommy: Dallin are you going to the movies with daddy? Dallin: Yes, but I want mommy and evan to come too!). He is the best big brother who makes Evan laugh like no one else can. What a blessing to have such a wonderful family!!! Happy Birthday Evan!! We love you more than words can describe! We plan on celebrating Evan's b-day on Saturday. Grandma Marian flew in today and Grandma Perry and Great-Grandma Perry are coming Friday, so we will have presents and cake then!!! What wonderful support of our little one-even the cousins called today, how cute is that!! What a blessing!!
Happy birthday my sweet boy, mommy loves you so much. Thank you for bringing such joy to our life!!!