Sunday, August 9, 2009

miracle baby, year 8

Not quite a wordless Wednesday here, but today's post is going to consist mostly of pictures........a trip through time, the evolution of my oldest son. His growth into quite a smart, handsome and talented young man, despite his preemie challenges and the autism-spectrum struggles he still faces.

Happy Birthday Mr. Literal! I could never have imagined, on August 10, 2001, the amazing, scary and uncharted roads we'd travel with you. I sat at your bedside in the hospital on 9/11, have driven the wheels off of my van in taking you to therapy appointments and doctor's visits, and proudly watched you graduate from preschool and go on to be selected for the Chorus and the gifted program at your school. Being your mother has made ME so much of a better person than I ever was before, and I'm constantly learning from the many things you have to teach me. I love you more than I can put into words, and I am so incredibly proud to be your mother.

Andrew close up in NICU

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Andrew\'s a graduate

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

2 comments:

Lyndsey said...

Happy Birthday handsome!

Ellen said...

Hi! I am a fellow blogger at Hopeful Parents, glad to come here and celebrate a birthday!

What a sweet post.

I have almost the EXACT same shot of my Max in the hospital (if you ever go to my blog and read "What happened to Max," you'll see it.

It is nice to meet you!

Ellen