HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY JACK!!!
One year ago today...in about 5 hours to be exact...
We were welcoming our sweet little boy into the world.
After 20 hours or so of labor and three hours of pushing our 8 lb. 7 oz Jack Thoren was born on 6/13/2013 at 12:04pm...or was it 12:03pm? haha.
It's funny to look back and think about what was going through our minds. The euphoria of having our tiny newborn here in our arms, the emotions that were running a gamut in me. The unsurity of how God could possibly see us fit to raise this tiny precious human.
Fast forward one year later.
What a year. Everyone says it...and I will say it too...it went by so FAST. The sleeplessness and haze of that first 6 weeks, the constant diaper changes, Jason coming home from work on more then one occasion to me in tears holding a screaming newborn who I just couldn't figure out how to make happy (he was hungry by the way...always hungry. When I ditched the "every 3 hour" feeding rule we were all a LOT happier haha).
And then came the rhythm. Embracing the new slower pace of life, understanding more and more what our little guy needed, those first smiles, the laughs, rolling over, sitting up, crawling...and yes, even now walking. All of those "firsts" were so special to witness, to experience with this little guy who calls me Mama.
Happy Birthday buddy. We love you so much. We can't imagine our life without you in it. I did not understand the depth of joy and love that we would feel for you...and every day your little hands have a tighter grip on our hearts. We look SO forward to the years to come with you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK!!!
We made it!!! :)