Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy 3rd Jake!

At 10pm tonight my baby boy will officially be 3 years old. He was taken at 35 weeks by c-section...spent 8 days in the NICU at WKSouth and we have never looked back. What a joy he has been. Sometimes I am sadden a little by the fact that he has had to grow up a little quicker than other boys his age since he was a big brother before he even turned a year old, but then again, he nor I know any different. Our family is unique in so many ways and we would not change anything even if we could(I say that often, sorry for the redundancy!). He is our pride and joy, constantly making us laugh......Saturday morning for instance, he was up at 5:55 wanting to eat but I made him get in bed with us for a while. After 30 minutes or so he was still tossing and turning so I let him go watch some TV. He soon returned to our room holding his bag of candy from the previous night's Christmas parade. I asked Matt if he heard something and from the foot of our bed I heard Jake say, "I got the candy cause y'all won't feed me!" At that I promptly got out of bed to go and feed my malnourished child....God love him.
At a Techster's game with my parents.

Blowing out the candles at his birthday party..compliments of Katie Hall's expert photography!
We also celebrated 6 short years of marriage this weekend by taking a short trip to Natchez and staying at the Duluith B&B. It was a perfect distance and Matt made the trip a little better by taking me to the Kelly's Kids outlet. Brownie points for that one! I know we are still "just getting our feet wet" as far as marriage and years go, but am looking forward to many more anniversaries with him.
Stay tuned for our Polar Express trip coming up this Sunday. So excited about it if you cannot tell!


Emery Wilkerson said...

I am laughing so hard at Jake's comment about the candy & that ya'll wouldn't feed him! Hilarious!! So grown up sounding, too! I just love it!

the Jennings secede from the South said...

Poor, starving baby! He is a cutie head.

Karla and Edmond Long said...

That is too funny!! I am looking forward to those days...maybe not the 5:00 wake up time, but the funny comments for sure!!

Halls said...

Great jake story!!! Hilarious! I didn't realize you were going this sunday!!! I came soooo close to booking that very day!!! The only reason i didnt was b/c my mom can't make it!!

Pam G. said...

Enjoy all these fun stages & comments as they will fly by. Of course the memories are loved forever!! You are such a great mom! You remind me of when mine were little trying to pack everything in to go with each season. It is worth it and my kids remember so much of it.