Saturday, June 23, 2012
The day faith was restored in my body & a birthday boy
Today is a very special day at our place, its special because my baby boy Aston is turning 2.
I can't believe that he is already 2, or that we are celebrating this milestone already!
I am so thankful to be his Mummy and to spend time hanging out with him.
He a very funny little guy with a personality as big as Mt Everest! He is so Independence and I'm constantly told "I'll Do It!" he actually reminds me of a little dog with big dog syndrome. Hehe I guess that was bound to happen when he watches his big brother who is almost 12 doing things and his 6 year old sister too.
He is on one hand very much like his brother Mason and I honestly could say that up until recently they looked like twins born 10 years apart! But then, he is also very much like his sister Airlie too, the lighter hair with the blonde highlights she have when she was younger and those lips, I love those lips! Most of all though, he is just like his Daddy. So much like his Dad that I want to smack his Daddy! When I see Aston giving me that look of frustration or if I tell him not to do something and he gives me 'the look' back he just reminds me of his Dad. Aston also has a similar sense of humour to his Dad and they are constantly having a huge laugh about things. Me, well I think so far all I've seen in Aston of myself is my eyes...not sure what do you think?
Today is also a big day for me also, not just because I am his Mum and all birthdays are big, but because it was the day I had a full term baby after previously having a premmie baby born at 27 weeks. This is a pretty big achievement and anyone out there who has had a premature baby or high risk pregnancy will understand just what I mean. It was a big deal as it wasn't really expected I'd go close to term with Aston due to the early and quick onset of the pre eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome I had with Airlie Fae 4 years earlier. The whole pregnancy was spent high risk at a large hospital with a team of doctors who truly expected a little baby to arrive early from the outset. I prepared myself for this but it never happened! I don't know why it didn't happen? I do think though that the combination of my body, low dose aspirin, vitamin D , calcium, the health care team helped me and the diet I ate containing foods that helped reduce my risk have all had an impact on having a HUGE full termer (37weeks!!) weighing in at 7lbs 6ozs!
Today we are spending the day together as a family. We don't have a big party planned this year so who knows what we might get up to? I am sure we will hold a party sometime soon in the future to celebrate Aston's 2nd birthday along with with moving and having a baby too!
I am yet to make his cake so I will come and share that when we do!