Tuesday, December 16, 2008

32 and holding

On this day, 32 years ago, we had a "Bicentennial Baby" - our first. It gave me a new perspective on Advent, and I'll never forget it. Looking back, I think this was about the time I started regularly crying in church - out of sheer emotion. He was bald, beautiful, and perfect in our eyes and of course, in the eyes of God. None of that has changed.

We brought him home on Christmas Eve. Things were different back then - he was a little jaundiced and all nursing mothers got to stay if their babies needed to stay. So I stayed in the nursery as much as I could since "rooming in" was just a new concept, and you could only have your baby in your room for an hour at a time.

The first thing I did when I got him home? Put him in a cloth diaper. That's all he ever knew. I would still do that today.

Because nothing says love like a soft white diaper on a little pink butt.

Tea today: Republic of Tea Sip for the Cure


-stephanie- said...

so cute, Happy Birthday to him.
I love the Happy Apple! My nephew had one, and he loved it,... chewed the stem off.

Beth E. said...

Awww...what a cute, fuzzy little head! :o) Hope your firstborn's birthday has been a great one.

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Awww, that is precious..

katdish said...

I'm not a big fan of music on blogs, but you've got some incredibly awesome music here! And your blog layout if fantastic! (I'm a sucker for layering and polka dots!) The pics of your kids made me cry, because I'm just sentimental like that...

Unless that's an old pic of you, I find it hard to believe that you're old enough to have a 32 year old!

Beth E. said...

Haha! I only drink a glass of wine now and then, mainly for special occasions, but I LOVE CHOCOLATE!

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