Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My Baby is 1

One year ago today, my baby was born. In fact, at exactly this moment, I was in very active labor. He was born at exactly 11:16 AM.

I’ve thought a lot about Javier’s birth this past weekend. Remembering what I did, where I was the days preceding his arrival. In fact, I spent time at the GFA Auction, just like I did this year, went to church on Sunday, like I did this year and if it weren’t for leap year, I’d only be off a day!
What a year we’ve had. From a wonderful VBAC and healthy heavy baby to a scary weight loss period with many prayers being said for Javier. From recovering to a virus to double ear infections to hopefully another clean bill of health in a few weeks, we’ve been through good and bad this past year.

Javier is a very sweet spirited boy. He doesn’t cuddle a lot and like to be laid down for bed awake and loves to suck his fingers and snuggle with his afghans. Every now and then he’ll want his mommy and those times are precious and way too far between.
He's a funny little dude. I don't think he'll ever crawl on all fours but I;ve been proved wrong before. He's really tall, taller than Paco was at year. He's just moved into 18 month clothes but some 12 months still fit and some 18 months are still a little big.
He's his Daddy's boy. Which makes me sad. As wrong as that is to say, I'm just being honest. I wanted him to be a mommy's boy. Like Paco is at night. Still. But, he's not. He'll take me over someone else but if he Dad walks in, I'm finished. Chopped suey.
I love my baby. My still nursing at night baby. I'd let him nurse whenever he wanted right now but it seems he's taken to nurse at night and in the morning. If I'm lucky, naptime - but I'm usually not lucky.
Can't believe this year is already gone - I'm so thankful I'm home with my kiddos.


  1. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Thank you SO much, I loved it will forward it to your aunts.

    You did such a good job on this, what a girl, our Miracle Baby Girl


  2. Anonymous10:06 AM

    I love your blog! I had no idea. Very cool.


  3. Anonymous10:07 AM

    Came home from Water aerobics and after lunch, decided to check my
    e-mail, and found your Blog spot. It was very interesting and now I know a little more about you, your family and your home life. Little Javi looks so sweet in the pictures, did he get to blow out a candle for his first birthday?

    I am amazed that you went a whole month without shopping for groceries, you must have a well stocked pantry and freezer! I am sure you are very creative when it comes to using what you have on hand.

    Question: When you talk about the "Island", I am assuming you mean your place, right? I have seen mole, as an ingredient in dishes, but have no idea what it is.

    Blessings and I will pray for good health for the Birthday Boy!

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. Wow, happy birthday, Javier!!!! What a cutie!!! Sure sounds very independent!

    Love the new look of the blog. ;)

  5. Anonymous10:51 PM

    Just love what you have done with the blog and how you are able to creatively share these glimpses of our life. Javier is so blessed to have the mommy God created in you.

    The Hubby


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