Friday, February 15, 2008

My Funny Valentine

One hour old...I'm not bummed, just having severe afterpains (a taste of things to come)
quite the sense of humor
Killer peepers
I should've known...they're still up to this
I get knocked down, but I get up again...
Sober kid and Popeye

Well, it's official...I have a 13-yr. old and a 12 yr.-old in my house...I find that hard to believe...E. had a nice, busy day.
This post will conclude the walk down Ethan's memory lane. Hope you have enjoyed it as much as I's always good to remind myself of just how sweet this boy is and all the fun and memories he has been a part of in our lives. What I'm struggling with is how fast the time is just whizzing by. It honestly feels like I just had these two little boys and now they are young men, helping me out with their younger siblings. If you are reading this, cherish the times you are in...I know I wished them away..."O, I'm home by myself with these two active, hyper boys"..."O if only they were potty trained", "blah blah blah"...and now.
When we had Ethan, the midwife almost didn't make labor has a tendency to just sneak up on me...I labored for two days off and on so I guess we didn't think he'd ever show up. and then you know how babies crown and then you work out their shoulders? yah, he didn't do that. Crown bam...there he is. It's a boy! 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 1996. 7 pounds, 12 ounces (almost a whole pound smaller than Will) I am a mother to TWO boys. O my. He had such a sweet little meow of a cry...and was so alert! On the video, I stated that he looked like Jeff Goldblum (do you even know who that is?). And he smelled like Smarties. (probably all the junk food I told the midwife I WASN'T eating)...
Besides being a bit overwhelmed at having two kids (they say that is the hardest adjustment)...David decided we were going to move up to North Dakota when E. was 5 weeks old. So, adjust to having two kids and no help from your family or your husband for that matter. hmmmm. The Lord taught us so many things in that short time up there though (4 months) and I will be forever grateful for the time we had to be just a little family of four. (I was, however, quite glad when the Lord led us back to Indiana!!)
Ok, I'm done waxing nostalgia...hope your Valentine's day was exactly what you hoped it would be. John 3:16: "For God so loved the World that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Lots of love...insert little hearts here...


Heather said...

Betcha feel a LOT better now than you did 12 years ago! Happy (belated) Ethan's Birthday to you!! I love the pics of him and W when they were little - SO sweet! Good advice, too, I'm trying to avoid saying, "I can't wait until..." and live in the moment.

Sherry at the Zoo said...

Ahh...I love the pictures of you right after your natural childbirth. So real. Ethan was, and still is, a beautiful baby. (kid...young man).