"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Oh my little Poops, I can't believe how it's been a whole year! Look at how much you've grown! You made such an entrance into this world and still you light up the room and the hearts of everyone in it every day. I can't believe how life has changed for all of us, how much greater it is, and how you've made every day worth it. All from just a tiny little you. I love you, little boy!
I really just can't believe how fast this year went. It's 9:30 am now, and right about this time last year I was scared out of my mind because my water had broke at midnight and I was about halfway through my 17 hours of labor. I was about to have a preemie. Although I guess I couldn't think about that too much, because all I could do was focus on the pain. Oh the pain! At 1 o'clock I gave in because I couldn't take it anymore. It was a swift kick in the stomach with every contraction and it knocked the wind out of me every time. Epidural, please! We delivered at 5:40. Little tiny boy 4lbs, 11 ounces and it's been a roller coaster ever since!

What a ride having a kid is, huh? My life is nearly unrecognizable now. But I have to say opening up our lives up to this tiny little guy was the most natural thing I have ever done. I never would have imagined this. I remember sitting in my tiny studio apartment on 49th street in New York City working at FOX News thinking I could really be 60 and single without children and love it. I walk downstairs and everything is right there. My deli. My job. My favorite restaurants. Bars. I loved my life. I didn't need anyone. I never had to check in. Then I married the love of my life, but I was almost 30! An old hag! Then we did all those married things, moved, bought a house, got pregnant. But the best part was falling in love with our baby, falling in love all over again with his daddy, and falling in love with my new life. It's amazing how fast things can change and how fast time passes. The twists and turns a life can take in just three years. Or even just a year for that matter. So, now there is a long, drawn out whining coming from the monitor, and it's coming from a birthday boy. And here's where I say, bye! I gotta go get a boy.


AnnaMary said...


Happy birthday!!!!!!!

Skittles said...

Awwww... Happy Birthday!!!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Good day to be alive, sir. Good day to be alive.

Take it from me, Poops. I've got a few years on ya. *wink*

Robin said...

Ahhh...happy birthday baby boy. And happy Birth day to you as well mom!
You are a charming couple!

Irish Church Lady :) said...

Happy Birthday Poops!

What a great post, Christie!!

Indeed, how fast things can change. I'm glad it's good.

scribbit said...

Happy Birthday to the boy. And he's going to love being called "Poops" when he's 17. I can see it written on the back of his jersey :)

Jenny Ryan said...

A very happy birthday to your wonderful boy!! :)

JennyMcB said...

What a great post! Aren't children amazing?

As a Mom who's been there, do what you did this year, every year, print it out and keep it. Love those baby pictures!

Kris :) said...

what a great post! So sweet! And Poops is such a cutie!