Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy One Year Tade

A year ago on the 19th I was getting prepped for a c-section.
Almost two weeks late, you were content to stay put,
comfy and warm in my belly.
Like your sister and brothers,
we had to intercede and bring you out on our time,
or else you might not have ever wanted to take the leap.
On earth you came with help from cautious attendants,
and giving a strong cry announcing your arrival,
you surprised us with your head full of hair
and cute little scrunchy nose on an old mans face.
I sang bye-o bye-o while with great spirit you nursed
and then calmly fell asleep.

I expected to have a handful after such a good baby
from your big brother Oliver.
How could I be so lucky to get two content babies in a row?
But with each peaceful day that passed,
I learned that the two of you had perhaps
made a pact in heaven to be good little boys,
knowing that this chaotic mother needed that.

It's amazing how fast you changed from a baby to a boy.
Needlessly nervous about your thumb sucking

and sporadic bowel movements,

I knew that life had prepared me to have you as

a gift and reminder on days that needed it.

Now you're walking and singing,
saying words, and bouncing when you hear
a familiar tune.
Your fair leprechaun features soften my bad moods
and your cuddling makes me feel important and needed.
What a great year its been, and with many more to come,
I know that our journey together will be full
of laughter and tears,
but always learning and growing.
I love you Tader Tots!
Happy Birthday big boy!


Rachel said...

Ahhhh, Happy Birthday Taders! Has it really been a year already!!!

onesilentwinter said...

oh sara how incredible you are !

Laura said...

Wwhat a sweetie! I love the year between one and two it just seems to be so full of learning and fun! Enjoy it.

Andrea said...

Sara, your writing is wonderful. How lucky your kids are to have such a creative and thoughtful mother!

Charisa and Trent said...

I can't believe he's already 1!!!!!! How do these things happen?!?!?!? Happy belated b-day Tade!!!

Cheri said...

happy bday tade. i can't beleive it has been a year since you were born.

Jairus Noble said...

Okay forget Babies with Umbrellas. Tade rocked that tractor photo shoot. You need to get him an agent stat. He'll for sure shut it down!!!