Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Happy Birthday, Booger Bear

As Quincy from Little Einstein's (and Mae) would put it, "I cannot believe it!" I can't believe that one year ago today, our little man was born.  Time flies.

I remember going to my regular, check-up appointment on Friday.  I had developed mild preeclampsia (high blood pressure), so my doctor asked me if we could schedule my C-section the following Sunday.  I was so anxious to meet our baby boy (nope, we didn't have a name yet).  We had to be at the hospital really (5 a.m.) early, so I made a mad dash home to start prepping our hospital things.  We also had to decide on a name; no pressure.  I think Tod thought I was going crazy, but he reminded me not to be worrisome and rest in God's provision.  He painted my toe nails the night before our check-in at the hospital, which was really sweet because I definitely couldn't reach my toes.  This might sound silly, but these are some of the sweet (and edifying) memories I have pre-delivery.  I wanted to be relaxed in the hospital, so the pampering helped a lot.

Welcome Deacon Yuma

7 lbs 5 oz

Mae inspecting brother.
Tod and I have been blessed to raise Deacon and we anticipate seeing him learn new things each day.  He definitely seems to be catching on to things quickly since his big sister is around.

2 months

6 months

9 months

1 year old!
It's been so fun raising a boy.  And boy, it's funny to see the differences between him and Mae.  Deacon is a busy bee; he has no trouble finding something to play with.  He started to walk around 11 months and is trying to run now, only to be welcomed by a face dive to the floor.  He's one ambitious, little guy.  He still doesn't like to cuddle much, and I reckon he still won't like it as he gets older.  Sadly, I slightly enjoy it when he's not feeling well because I get tons of cuddle time.  Don't judge.

Booger Bear's birthday cake

Deac is such a happy boy and he reminds me to be joyful in all that I do.  Our prayer for Deacon is that he would one day reflect Christ with his life and lead his family to do the same.

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.  Philippians 1: 9-11


  1. so sweet. time really does fly. i'll be writing my boy's 1 year post soon. happy birthday to him! love his baby laugh!