Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ten Years Ago...

My now, not so little boy was born. I cannot believe we just celebrated his tenth birthday! Time goes so fast. It seems almost like yesterday that I...gave birth to my baby on his due date, August 17, 1998, around 9 p.m. Everything went smoothly from the pregnancy to the birth. Of course I checked my newborn out from head to toe as soon as the nurse placed him in my arms.
Right away I noticed the folded over ears that I thought would round out, but never quite did, the birth mark on his left forearm and that crop of dark hair that lightened to a golden brown. All those traits (that can be seen in the photo above) are still there.
However, as you can see in that first photo, he is much bigger now. He is growing up so fast. Currently, my guy loves his scooter, looking at our family photos on the computer, and of course, Froggys!!
P.S. The swing pictured above turned out to be a huge sanity saver for my husband and I. Our baby boy needed almost constant motion from the time he was born. In hindsight, we realize that the ongoing need for movement was one of the first traits of autism that our little guy exhibited. And yes, he's still bouncing, swinging, rocking or scootering through a great deal of his waking moments! : )

3 comments:

Casdok said...

Lovely post!
Happy birthday!

mommy~dearest said...

Awww! Happy birthday!

Maddy said...

Constant motion huh! Both then and now around here. Many happy returns of the day.
Best wishes