Wednesday, January 23, 2008

dano is 4

Where has the time gone? My baby is FOUR? In exactly 20 minutes my sweet boy will officially be exactly 4 years old. I went into labor at some point during the night, but didn't realize it was actual labor labor, just thought it was braxton hicks. Until I began writing down exactly when I had the pain. At that point it was 8 minutes apart. By the time I'd called the hospital it was 6, and by the time we got to the hospital they were 4 min apart. And by the time I saw my Dr. they were 2 min apart. This happened within 2 hours. EEK! Wanna know the kicker? I was scheduled for a C-section on the 26th. Guess Dano wanted an ealier entrance. And so at 10:45 on Friday January 23rd, 2004 mommies biggest boy was born via c-section. (a few difficulties with my first born made it almost impossible for me to deliver normally. Is that too much info?)

And thus began a whirlwind called Daniel. He didn't begin sleeping through the night until well after a year old. He got 7 teeth at once and never cried or whined. We wouldn't have known he was cutting teeth without the fever. He has hardly ever gotten sick, and when he does he doesn't cry or whine, he just wants to play. He IS a Power Ranger and despite many of our efforts to stop him from doing so, he can still drop kick us. He has the most amazing smile. He has the most amazing blue eyes, and sometimes when I look at them I get lost in them. He pretty much potty trained himself. (highfive on that one!) He still gives spontaneous bear hugs which make a mommy melt. He loves gummies, any kind. He's a BIG fan of strawberry milk. He loves to sit with daddy and watch the Cowboys play. LarryBoy might be his all time favorite set of movies. (next to Power Rangers) He is convinced his Poppy is a Rescue Heroe becuase he has a figure that looks JUST like Poppy. Every once in a while he'll break out into song and sing Jesus Loves Me. He loves going anywhere, just being in the car makes him happy. McDonalds is a MUST have at least once a week. His favorite breakfast item is french toast sticks from Buger King. He looks (and acts!) just like his mommy, which can be both annoyingly funny and humbling at times. He is one amazing, awesome, super sweet, cute, funny, Power Ranger, drop-kickin', kiddo and I think my world would be significantly less without him in it. Here are a few of my favorite pics of my baby boy.

Happy Birthday Biggest Boy!


debra said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!

Shonda said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!!

Jen, cherish these days! They do go fast... Precious photos.

blessings in Christ--