Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Baby is 2!

Holy Cow - where did the last 2 years go!
It seems like just yesterday that your daddy and I were anxiously awaiting your arrival! Little did we know that being a week overdue was just a tiny glimpse into your personality. We exhausted all of the "natural" methods for inducing child birth (for example: jumping on a trampoline, swinging on a swing, drinking coke mixed with Castor Oil - just to name a few!). You finally came all on your own. I was so excited when my water broke that I was dancing in the bathroom! I couldn't yell too loudly though, because it was 1am and daddy and grandma were both asleep!
We decided at5 in the morning to go to the hospital - I was a little worried that they were going to send us home to wait a little longer, but when the nurses found out that you were already a week overdue they let us stay. Not too long after that I got an epidural (I'll explain what that is when you're older) needless to say it's the reason you'll be having siblings! The rest of the day I just waited and mostly slept - it was great!


Finally around 6pm that night I started to push but after 90 minutes (yes that is 6 Curious Georges!) you still were not showing any signs of coming (again we got a little glimpse into your "I'll do it myself" personality). You had a pretty big head but you were also face up instead of face down. The doctor wanted to use a vacuum (yes, I see now where your obsession with the vacuum cleaner comes from) but I talked them into a C-Section. You see for those 90 minutes of pushing I was also throwing up - not fun at all - so I was pretty weak and tired at that point. The doctor agreed that a C-Section would be best so they got me ready. Your daddy almost didn't make it because the little booties they gave him for the OR didn't fit his feet! Luckily though he made it just in time and around 9pm that night you were born!

All 9 pounds, 3 ounces of you! The nurses thought you were so cute the way you gripped the oxygen mask - look at those white knuckles! I was just so glad that you were finally here. Daddy took you out to see Grandma McCleve while they got me stitched and cleaned up. When I got to the recovery room the nurse had to go and find daddy - he was having so much fun showing you off and talking on the phone to everyone that he forgot to bring you back to me! (Look how little daddy looks in this picture!?) The first few weeks of having you home with us was challenging. You had such a hard time sleeping flat on your back so daddy and I would take turns holding you all night. Each week seemed to get a little easier, though, as we learned to understand you better and you got to know us better! We were very fortunate to be in such a good ward too. There were so many ladies at church that couldn't wait to hold you each week














Your first girlfriend was Addison Devenney. Isn't she a cutie? Maybe you guys will meet up again at BYU or something... you never know :) Addison's mommy, Nikki, and I would take you guys each week to "Movies for Mommies" - it was so fun for mommy to get a chance to go out and enjoy talking with another adult! We did a lot together the first year of your life!
Not too long after your first birthday, Mommy and Daddy tearfully said goodbye to all of our Canadian family and we moved back to Arizona so daddy could go to school. Here you made a lot of new friends, very quickly, with all of the other T-Birds!
You've had lots of fun here in Glendale, especially being around so much family. You even went for your first ride with Uncle Chad on Sunday (the video though was too big to include here). We're still waiting to here your first true words. We do get to here you say "key" for monkey and cookie and "go-go" when you play with your cars. You also know five signs: more, thank you, please, eat and all done. This has helped you and I a lot!




We love you so much and are so excited to see what this next year brings for you (hopefully a baby brother or sister). We are so grateful to our Heavenly Father for entrusting you to us. You are so special to us - words just cannot express!

15 comments:

Nick & Maddy Winward said...

Two years already! Wow how time flies! Owen wanted to say that he misses you! Colton is so cute, and is looking so grownup!

Shelley said...

Oh my goodness... And what a two years it has been! My time flies when you're having fun doesn't it! Oh and I make baby quilts now, so you better keep me posted when he's getting siblings! :D

Happy Birthday little man!

The Nunes' said...

Happy Birthday Colton!!! We Love You! And we are so glad to have you closer now and to be able to see you and play with you more often. Have a fun day!

The Thunder Family said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLTON! We wish we were there to celebrate! Be especially nice to Mommy & Daddy today all right???

Chesney said...

How time goes so fast. Before you know it he will be in kindergarten! When is number 2 coming? let me know!

Kapri said...

Stinkin cute kid! What we go through for these babies...unreal!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday Colton! I can't wait to hear about all of your adventures as a two year old - Seth and Becky - are you ready?

Erin said...

Happy Birthday Colton!
(Sorry I missed it - computer took a nosedive. Will be about two weeks before I'll get it back.) :(

james n mary said...

TWO!!! when did this happen???!!!

Erin said...

I am so bumbed that we wern't able to go to Colton's birthday party! He's so cute and we are so happy you guys came to Thunderbird!

Heath Family said...

I can't get over the 9 pounds part, much less that he's 2 years old! Happy Birthday!

I'm a c-section mom too...gotta love it!

james n mary said...

Becky! I meant to ask. What/how did you do Colton's first birthday cake? We want to do something like that for Fox...

Jen Petty said...

Don't they just get more fun as they get older? Our little girl will be four soon and it is amazing the things she can do and her logic! How fun to see the changes.

The Nunes' said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!!!!

The Nunes' said...

I think Colton might be three by now... better update!!! Love Ya!!!