Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday E!!!!

Today is baby E's 2nd birthday. And while I'm not going to do a big long post today, I promise one sometime this week with lots of pics from his birthday. But I just couldn't let today pass without posting something.

This cheesy little creature has turned my life upside down. I was organized, and slept a lot more, and weighed 20lbs less, and watched a lot more TV before he was born. I also didn't know I was capable of so much love. Or how profoundly it would affect me seeing the kid love his little brother so much. Or how much joy this silly boy would bring.

Today I also have been thinking constantly about R and DJ. The choice they made, well, I know I'll never understand how hard it was. I wish they were with us today to celebrate the amazing little bay E is becoming.


A sneak peak from E's Brown Bear party Saturday
 
 
Today's Lesson: Sometimes what looks like excitement and joy, turns out to be part that, and big part overstimulation. You will learn this when your nearly 2yo takes more than 2hrs to go to sleep after his birthday party because he's twitching and babbling incessantly and incoherently in his bed. It'll be funny for a little while. But then, not so much. Apparently it's his way of processing the whole thing. Next time, give him the melatonin with his cake instead of juice. Some lessons we inevitably learn the hard way.


8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Aww, Happy Birthday sweet boy! Can't wait for party pics. And yes, overstimulation is real. And not really funny- ha!

M said...

Happy Birthday E!!

Elizabeth said...

Yay! Happy birthday! What a sweet photo! :-)

Alex said...

Happy Birthday E!!! Can't wait to see pics from his party!

Peg said...

Happy birrhday to baby E (although he looks so much like big boy E these days!)

chhotopakhi said...

Happy birthday to E!

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday Baby E! I love that picture, pure joy on both your faces!

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