Saturday, January 17, 2009

Charlie's 1st birthday

There were a couple frightening moments when I thought we wouldn't get to this day. But here we are, one year after January 17, 2008, and we are celebrating Charlie's first birthday. There is something significant about getting a year "past" something, especially something traumatic. Charlie's birth was not an evening of celebration; rather, I felt some relief, quite a bit of sadness, and a lot of worry. In fact, when looking for a picture taken on his day of birth, I decided I couldn't post it. I couldn't even stand to see them. He had the CPAP up his nose and frankly looked like a wax figure. Instead, I chose one of my favorites from the day after he was born - the first time I was allowed to hold him.

Charlie: 3 lbs, 8 oz. 30 weeks' gestation.

Charlie: 22 lbs, 3 oz, 12 months old!

Today was a quiet day. Our birthday party was a bust due to weather; neither set of grandparents, nor my brother & family, could make it because of the snow. We have rescheduled for tomorrow but it's not looking promising. I did bake cupcakes (well, Ro did almost all, including mixing!) and couldn't resist temptation - had to eat one tonight. Charlie will wait for his until tomorrow, when hopefully he can have an audience.

I was successful in one thing, though - got a shot of him showing his two upper teeth! He actually has a third cutting through on the top, honestly it's like they're all going to come in one after the other.

Happy Birthday, Charlie. We are so blessed to have you.


Cat Hoemke said...

happy birthday charlie boy.

A^O said...

Happy Birthday Charlie! I can't believe that it's been a year already! Or, that he was really that small!

Sheryl said...

Happy Happy Birthday to to a great blessing!