Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One year ago...

...we were at the hospital unpatiently awaiting the arrival of little Ian. I remember the nurses telling me to get some rest, but how was I supposed to sleep when I was so nervous with anticipation. I had no idea what to expect in the next few hours...Would he have dark eyes? Would he have any hair? How will his cleft lip look? Will the palate be affected? Will everything else be okay? After 12 hours of labor, Ian showed up at 6:32 am on October 30 weighing 7 pounds and 2 ounces and 20 inches long. He was the most beautiful thing ever and despite all the pain of labor, I couldn't have been happier. Today, at one year later we have overcome many obstacles as a family. Although it has not always been easy for us, I would not change anything about him. I can only hope that having his small defect with make him an even stronger individual than he already is. I am so blessed to have been chosen to be his mother because he, in his 12 months here, has already made me a better person.

I love you, Ian! Happy birthday!

Our little bulldog!



8 comments:

The Dawkins said...

What a sweet post, Happy Birthday Ian!!!

kellyliz82 said...

Happy birthday Ian!

Krissy said...

Awwww...happy first ever birthday Ian!!!!

Allison said...

Happy birthday, Ian. You are a blessing to us all, sweet boy!

Joy Howse said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IAN!! I truly believe that our little cleft babies were given to us for a reason. I have learned and grown SO much in the past almost 8 months and thank Aiden every day for those lessons in life. You are a strong mama, congratulations to you for all you have accomplished in the past year.

The Ski's said...

Ian, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, little guy! You are such a strong little one who has much to show this world...I am positive about that! We are so glad that we call you our friend. We hope you have a wonderful 1st brithday, Ian. Love to you and your family!

Erica2204 said...

Happy birthday Ian. We hope you had a great day yesterday!

Darcy said...

Ian's birthday is the 29th?? We're birthday buddies!! The 29th is Shannon's (Adalynn's Mommy) birthday too! Yippeee for October 29th birthdays! LOL.

Happy Belated birthday Ian! Hope your day was special.