10.08.2010

My Charlie Bear is Two Today! *Updated with Party Pics!

Where has the time gone?

It seems like yesterday we were in the hospital room and I patted your bum and said "there is the bum I have been rubbing through my tummy all these months."  It seems like yesterday that your daddy and I would watch you sleep, or that I would carry you in the sling.  I loved our special time nursing.  I loved smelling you and kissing you all the time.  It never got old.  You were a good baby.  A joy.  You cried when you needed something.  You didn't when you didn't. 





And now look at you!  Such a big boy! 

I love how you greet daddy at the door and say "tackle. football. touchdown."  I love how you told me you were tired of me taking pictures by saying "no more cheese, mom."  I love how you surprised me last month when I sneezed and you said "bless you."  And how any time I make a grunt like I am hurting, you say "sorry, mom."  I secretly love how you say "I want mom come" when dad tries to put you to bed alone, though those moments are already fading fast!  I love how you are so curious about things and ask "what's that?" a thousand times a day.  It is the main reason you know every letter and sound (that and Leap Fro.g Letter Factory-but that doesn't mean he isn't brilliant!)  I love how I can get you to eat almost anything by saying you are a "(insert food) monster".  I love how you delight in new ouchies-or pointing to old scars because you "want ban-baid" and how you can't isolate your two fingers so you say "two" and hold up one finger on each hand instead.  I even love your fears "monster. loud. button. scared" so I can comfort you.  I love how you are so gentle around babies and worry when they cry.  You have done so well learning the phrase "that's okay, baby; don't cry".  I know you will be an excellent big brother!   I especially love how you open your eyes in the morning and say "mom?" and I come in your room, crawl into your big boy bed (which is a twin, and low, and definitely not big enough for this big body) and we talk and snuggle.  You tell me such interesting things about how you want to play with the neighbor because he has cool trucks, or how the monster scared you, or how you want to watch sesam.e street on tv.  That is our special time!  Thank you for being the sweet kind gentle soul that you are!






And from the party...


 He doesn't like cake :) so we had pumpkin muffins and a variety of cookies...
 My dad restores cars and brought his Model T to the party since he came straight from a car show.  Charlie loves cars, esp when he gets to play in real ones!   He even got to wear his hat to match his "papa".

19 comments:

Chasing said...

What a peanut! Happy birthday Charlie!

Second Chances said...

Happy birthday buddy! Such a sweet post. I LOVE all his little phrases that you wrote. Especially ban-baid!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Happy Birthday, Charlie

ALIVEINHOPE said...

Happy birthday, Charlie! : )

Brenda @ Life As We Know It said...

Happy Birthday, Charlie!

And glad you are getting to do it all over again:)

My Vocation is Love said...

aww Happy Birthday :) such a cutie

Angela said...

Awwww..this post just warmed my heart! Happy Birthday to little Charlie! :)

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

Happy Birthday Charlie! :)

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

Such a beautiful post. And a lucky little boy!

Jill said...

Whaaaa??? 2?? No, Charlie is still a newborn!!

Happy 2nd B-day lil man!

doctorgianna said...

Adorable! This will be such a fun year for you.

Tridentine Wife said...

I love this, you have such wonderful stories to share when your son gets bigger. Hope he has a wonderful 2nd birthday!

Hebrews 11:1 said...

How precious! Happy birthday Charlie!!

Megan said...

Beautiful! Happy Birthday, Charlie! Avery also loves Letter Factory! :)

Maria Therese said...

Happy 2nd birthday to your son! He is darling! You are so blessed!

Hey, can I ask your opinion on something? I need some advice!!

I made the mistake of going to see a fertility specialist and NOT back to my Napro doctor. I've had two visits with the fertility specialist, he did blood work, saw that my estrogen and progesterone are low, heard my complaints about headaches, and he has done NOTHING for me. Zero. Zip. He made a big deal about how he wanted blood work done on me, but still hasn't prescribed anything for me. Meanwhile I'm still suffering with headaches! He also tried to convince me to try donor eggs claiming he is "doing God's work". I told him "No."

He also did an ultrasound and discovered I have three small fibroids and an endometrioma. He told me I don't need surgery though because he thinks I will be going through menopause soon which will shrink everything.

I have the feeling I need to dump this guy and go back and see my Napro. I feel sad and discouraged like nobody can help me or do anything for me.

I really wish the Napro doctor could help me get pregnant. I am despairing of never being able to be a Mother. If only I could get rid of this headaches!!

My email is: prayrosary4life@aol.com

Do you think I ought to dump the fertility specialist? And go back to the napro doctor? That's what I'm thinking!

Thinking of you and praying for you and your family!

May God Bless you!!

Maria

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

I love the pictures, he is such a cutie! Especially the one with the plaid / argyle sweater - such a grown-up little guy! God bless you Charlie! :)

Danya @ He Adopted Me First said...

Happy Birthday handsome honey! Blessings!

mrsblondies said...

Happy birthday, Charlie! The pictures are adorable.

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

How do I keep missing these?? Happy belated birthday sweet boy!