Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ode to Peter...

     My son Peter will be 3 on April 16th. He may be going on 3, but he acts like he's a 6 year old. Or should I say, he has the vocabulary and language skills of a 6 year old. He's my little boy and be warned: I will be bragging...
     For my first pregnancy, I had no idea I was pregnant. Bella was an unexpected surprise. But with Peter, I just knew I was pregnant. I can't describe how I knew, but I did. I even knew before "Aunt Flo" was due to arrive. I had a really good pregnancy with Peter. He was way more active in my belly. I could feel him move around nonstop. Because I had a c-section with Bella, my only option was to have another c-section. I didn't want to have another one but vaginal deliveries after c-sections come with their risks. Everything went smoothly though. I was scheduled to have Peter on Adam's birthday. It's funny how some things work out. He shares a birthday with his daddy now and that means more presents, more cake, and lots of love to squeeze in on one day. My little man was born at 8 lbs 6 oz. He was a big boy! I wasn't sure if I could love somebody as much as I loved my little Bella, but Peter proved me wrong.

Here we are before Peter's birth!
Here's my little guy.
      My son is something else. I couldn't be more blessed to have him. It was a true joy to take care of him when he was a baby. And I mean that. Really. I'm not lying. He slept through the nights, he took really well to breastfeeding and was just a happy baby. He still is! Except that he's not a baby anymore. He'll be 3...Ugh. I need to get over that fact. I wish I could keep them babies. But now that he talks to me and tells me he loves me, I wouldn't go back at all. He's so much fun to be around. He loves to snuggle. He is every body's little snuggle bug. And let's face it, he is part of the male species, so with just those puppy dog eyes, he gets whatever he wants.
See? Puppy dog eyes...
      Not just from me, but the whole family. Poor Bella is like "seriously, guys?!" As much as I want to brag at how cute and wonderful he is, he does act out. He's starting those "terrible threes'"...Which means he'll throw toys or say no when he doesn't get his way...but enough of that. Peter is full of energy and laughter. He's goofy and tells silly jokes that don't make any sense but he'll laugh hysterically at them. 
Silly boy

     He's got my eyes and his daddy's smile. It always melts my heart. 
Captain Smiley
Like father, like son.
So silly!

     So Peter, when you're older and you're reading this, I want you to know you are truly one of the loves of my life. You fill my heart with so much joy. Even though your sister drove you nuts:
And you drove the deer nuts: 
    I enjoyed your toddler years. They're not over yet but, boy, you're off to a great start. I love you angel. 
  Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures!! This little baby is looking cute and beautiful. I just love those all pictures,.. Thanks for thsi great post.


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