Friday, November 5, 2010
A Year In The Making
I thought I would cry when my sweet baby boy turned one. Every time I thought about him turning one, on the days leading up to his birthday, I teared up. So when his actual birthday came, I was sure I would be a blubbering mess all day. Instead, I just felt content.
Here is a boy who wouldn't have survived without immediate intervention after his birth. Here is a boy who spent the night after his second heart surgery, teetering between life and death. Here is a boy who had a cleft lip surgery and a third heart surgery just a month apart from each other. Here is a boy who has a completely re-routed heart, and possible future surgeries to make his heart adapt to his growing needs. Here is a boy who is living and thriving. Here is a boy who has captured hearts so completely, as to make everyone instantly fall in love with him. Here is a boy with a very special spirit. I am so happy that he is part of our family.
Kimble has been very adventurous lately. He climbs stairs almost as fast as I can walk up them. He hasn't figured out how to get down yet, so he needs to be monitored closely. He can crawl for a second or two, and then he gets down on his belly and scoots across the floor, and boy is he fast! He also likes to pull himself up onto things, but doesn't always choose the sturdiest items, and often takes a tumble. It's really no surprise that he has a black eye right now.
Kimble likes to be vocal. He loves his bottle and binkie. He gets excited when I put him in his high chair to eat. He twirls his little feet, as he eats, and it's so cute. I finally got a video of it last night, as he was eating his cupcake. We think he is absolutely adorable.
After that, Mr. Kimble opened his presents. He really liked seeing what was in the bag, and pulling his presents out. You can see, in my hand, the giraffe that my sister Sharon made for him, that I talked about in a previous post. Here he is searching for the next gift.
It was a teething toy, which he put in his mouth right away. Perfect!
The teething toy, and the next gift, a Rainfall Rattle, were both from a Discovery Toys party I went to last month. He loved it.
From a friend, he got a turtle stacker toy that sounded like a drum when you hit it, and it also changed colors and played music. It was an instant hit. Kimble banged on it for the rest of the night!
The kids loved sharing the excitement of his birthday too!
After presents, it was time for cake! I made chocolaty-chocolate cupcakes with a buttercream frosting, and topped each one with a brownie heart. I thought they came out cute, and for our heart baby, it was perfect.