Saturday, September 22, 2012

To My Angel On His 3rd Birthday....

Bug..... you are a mother's dream. On the day you were born I asked the nurses if there was something wrong with you because the other babies on the ward screamed all day and night but you were silent the entire time. The only time you cried was when you had the hicups. The rest of the time you cooed happily. The nurses laughed and said "No he is just a very happy baby". A few minutes after you were born you grabbed your ID card out of the nurse's hand and played keep away, To be completely honest when I first knew you were going to be put in my arms for the first time it was about an hour after you were born and I was so scared. I thought, "What if I don't connect to him?" "what if I can't love him enough?" Then in that moment they put you in my arms and I looked into your eyes and realized they were exact duplicates of my own eyes... and I wept. My heart exploded. I loved you more than anyone could ever love another human being. You are the most wonderful child. Everyday you fill our hearts with joy and love. I wake up every morning to the pitter patter of your feet and the rustle of blankets as you crawl into our bed and snuggle up against me. You are just the sweetest most polite, thoughtful kind child. You always think of others first. You are also so smart. You know more about zoology than I do and I majored in it. You are a budding paleontologist, you can already almost read, you know all your numbers, letters, and can sound out words. You can write your name..... you are a wonder!
3 years ago right now I was so nervous... we were trying to sleep because we knew the alarm was set for 4 AM and that we would soon be meeting you. I was so excited and worried and happy. I just knew I wanted to hold you in my arms. You grew up so fast. You were already sitting up in an excersaucer moving toys and beads at barely 3 months. You wore a size 12 months at barely 3 months too. You wore a 2t by your first birthday. Now you are 41 inches tall, 33 lbs and wear a size 4t-5t and a size 11 shoe. How did you grow up so fast?
So I hope that as you wake up tomorrow and enjoy your birthday you know that every minute of everyday for the last 3 yrs (as well as the nine months before that) you have been so loved ... so incredibly loved. You are just the most wonderful thing that ever happened to us. We are so proud to be your parents and so proud to be loved by you.
Happy 3rd Birthday My Baby!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Very Lofty Project!

So I began a project that will take me through the year. I began crocheting hats for the birthday's of all of the kids in my class. So far I have finished 1 and started two more. I will be showing them off in this blog from time to time. I plan to make every one suited to the child it is made for. So far I have started a pink butterfly hat and a black and hot pink Minnie Mouse hat as well as finished a monkey hat. I am excited as this will give me a monthly project. There are at least one or two kids per month. So without further ado here is the Monkey hat which was given to a child in my class who's birthday was this weekend.
I also finished a hat for my son as well as one for his best friend and I will include pictures of those as well.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Blog Focus Change

So it's been a while since my last post. Between my new job teaching preschool 3 at a local daycare as well as getting back into the swing of a busier life and prepping for all the birthdays it has been busy. However I would like to take a moment to say that the focus of my blog is going to be changing. You may have noticed this already over the summer. The focus now will be more on healthy living, organic gardening, and teaching older kids (3 and up) to save and care about our planet. I will no longer focus on breastfeeding, cloth diapers or homemade baby food. If you would like to read more about those topics though I invite you to look back over the last 3 years of posts. With my son now turning 3 my focus has become more science projects, crafts, and preschool lessons I can teach him and much less in how to care for a baby. With so many of my friends going on to have their second child or just having had their first I have felt I needed to keep focused on babies even though I wanted to stop feeling like I was wrong for really loving having only a preschooler at home and no baby. There are no more diapers at our house, no more bottles, no more breastfeeding.... instead there is luxurious Saturdays at the Farmer's Market, concerts outdoors, craft projects, and science lessons. I understand the love of babies and how cute they are, how good they smell and how fun they are, but preschoolers are pretty darn great and I love mine so much and would love to share some of our continued Green Mommy Adventures as he grows older.

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