Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Where does the time go?

Last April one of my friends went into labor a month early.  It was a tense time where emotions were mixed between being deliriously happy for her and being extremely worried that her little guy would be okay being four weeks premature.

5lbs and 9 ounces later he came screaming into this world.  While his feet might have not initially fit in his socks because he was so tiny, his footprint has been gigantic into the hearts of those around him.

I'm not even a mom and I can't comprehend all the magic that has happened over the past year.  Where did this little guy go?  This guy who had an emergency return trip to hospital because he was so little?  The same tiny guy who didn't fit in any newborn clothes because they were too big?  The same guy who wasn't allowed to have any visitors who had any type of a cold because his wee little immune system couldn't handle it.

Seriously, where did he go?

Right before he was born my friend asked me if I would mind taking a few photos of him from time to time.  Well, that turned into taking formal pictures of him every three months.  His first birthday party was this past weekend and it was insane to see pictures from his first week, first month, three months, six months, and nine months lined up along a single table.  You could see his little features grow into the adorable kid that he is now.  You know, the little guy with teeth running and crawling around the party like a wild man.

I made a gigantic cupcake for him for his smash cake. No worries, I used a gluten free recipe and sugar free frosting!  Okay, there's probably sugar in the sprinkles, don't judge me!

Instead of a little baby there's a mini person there!  This guy has personality. He has teeth! He makes funny faces! 

He's inquisitive! 

 He can mash and throw cake! 

Did I mention he's spunky? That little guy has grown up and quick! He's wearing 18 - 24 month old clothes now and he's going to be tall just like his daddy, but with his mom's adorable and curly blonde hair. 

It's mind boggling. When I'm finally lucky enough to have a kid I'm going to want to take a picture of them every single day so I can track the changes in their faces, in their hands, heck even in their feet!

The hubs was under full knowledge that there was going to be lots of cute and adorable kids at the party.  I don't think he had any idea that there was going to be a ginger baby with chubby thighs that just happened to have the hubs icy blue eyes.  Seriously, we could have taken that kid home and totally passed him off as our own.

This was the first little kid's birthday party that wasn't for a family member. I've never spent so much time around a kid that I wasn't directly related to and it's been amazing. We've officially entered the stage in our lives where we have more baby/kid related events than wedding events.  Instead of having a kitchen plastered with Save The Dates we've got cute baby pictures every where we look.  I have another baby shower to attend this weekend.

I just hope that by time the hubs and I join the baby parade all of these cutie pies in our lives will still want to play with our baby.  Hopefully, ginger haired and all :)

1 comment:

  1. OMG Heidi! This is beautiful! I'm crying! :) I don't know how many times I can say it, but thank you for EVERYTHING this past year and more! We love you xoxo