Thursday, August 18, 2011

Birthday Boy



365 days ago you flipped my world upside down. I thought I was ready for my life to change. I had no idea. Gabe, the moment you came into my life, you changed every fiber of my being. I've never been so emotional, so panicked, so entranced by the introduction of anyone else before. During those first few months, when I had no idea what I was doing, with anything related to you, I knew I loved you. And that's what got me through. When the hormones messed with my head and I questioned my purpose in life, all I had to do was look at your expressive little face and it got me through. You were born with a personality like no other. You've been wide-eyed, soaking everything in, since the moment you popped out. I'm pretty sure you're just going to get more awesome with age. I mean, you obviously have a sense of humor, after making me go through 36 hours of labor. Thirty-freaking-six. But you're worth it, bud. You make my heart leap out of my chest with the smallest smile or with the highest pitched laugh. A lot of parents say all the time that the time goes so fast and that they can't believe their baby is one.  I can. It's been a long year. A billion and one happy moments, more than a few tears (from both of us) and a bunch of funny costumes, your dad and I have loved loved loved watching you grow. We've soaked up everything and question how we could ever produce another child just as adorable and spunky as you. We love you Gabriel and we can't wait to see what you do next. Happy 1st birthday, buddy bear.



I never wrote out Gabe's birth story because John did a bang-up job for me here.



16 comments:

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Gabe! I can't believe he is 1!! I wish him many more years of laughs and photo ops. Can't wait to see you all in a few days!!

-Fairy Godmother

Emily said...

Happy happy birthday Gabe! What a big guy! I vividly remember holding Thomas when I read that Gabe was born and telling T that he was going to be jealous of Gabe's hair!

Isrut said...

I just re-read John's post- wow.

Happy Birthday Gabe! I cant wait to celebrate with you!

momma j lee ♥ said...

Wow - what a delivery! I had a 30 hr labour so I hear you on the packing for the long haul!

Happy Birthday Gabe!!! He was such a precious baby and now growing up into such a handsome lil man :) Hope the party this weekend is a blast!

Shannon said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GABE!

Even though it doesn't seem possible, you just keep getting cuter and cuter! :)

Jillian said...

Happy Birthday sweet little Gabe! Good job mamma, he is beautiful and I hope you all have a great day! (Praying this rain goes away for you!!!!)

Katie said...

Happy Birthday Gabe! When he's 18 and going off to college, maybe by then he will fit into the raincoat Aunty Katie got him. hahah xoxo

chaoticallyme said...

Happy Birthday Gabe! :)

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Gabe.

SarahK said...

BAHHHHHHHHAHAHAHA.

I can. It's been a long year.

Congrats on your first anniversary of being a mom.

Happy birthday Gabe!

Adrienne said...

Happy 1st birthday Gabilish!!! Love you and can't wait to give you your present!!!

Amy said...

Happy birthday, Gabe! :) I hope your gnome party is awesome!

Amanda said...

Gabe -- your mama is all kinds of awesome. your birthday party will be all kinds of awesome.

happy birthday to you, little guy. we've loved watching you grow up!

Leigh said...

Happy Birthday Gabe!!! That was a lovely letter.

Erin @ Domestic Adventure said...

Happy, happy birthday, Gabe!!

bethany said...

This is THE most amazing birthday party...EVER. Bar none. Whatever people mean when they say crap like "bar none". Seriously, girl...you ROCKED this thang! Rose turned out those cookies, too, DANG. I almost want her to make some for our meet up, so we can all bond over gnome cookies. Everything is perfect, here. For real!

I can't believe Gabe is one. Wow. How are you handling that? :)

(P.S. did you get mini hot dog buns from your NY hook up? Oh, I hope so.)

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