Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Caleb is 5 today!

It was 5:15 in the morning when I started timing contractions on August 5, 2004. After an hour, I told Josh I knew it was the real deal, so we got ourselves ready and headed out to PCRMC. I remember walking to the entrance and thinking, "This is a beautiful day to have a baby!"

And it was.

We called our parents first, of course, and they were so excited.

One of my most vivid memories of the morning was being wheeled up to the OB floor and passing by a room of a delivering mother. She was SCREAMING LOUDLY, and I thought to myself, "Well, that's just great! That's not exactly what a first-time mom wants to hear as she's being taken to her room!"

I remember asking Josh to call my director at 7:30 because I knew she'd be in her office by then. I actually worked in the IT Department at the hospital, and my office was only a floor below where I was delivering. I told Josh to tell her I wouldn't be in that morning. And I probably wouldn't make the 2:00 pm meeting either! :o)

By 3:04 pm, we had our beautiful baby boy! He was just perfect.

And today we celebrate his 5th birthday! These years are flying by so fast. And while it's hard to believe that time is going by so quickly, I'm not really one who is "sad" that he's growing up. I just love each new adventure. I love each new milestone. This past year, for example, he started preschool. He learned how to write his name and can write most letters. He recognizes some small words. The list could go on and on, but what I'm saying is...I just love the journey of having him!

Happy birthday, Caleb! You are so precious to me. I love you.

Caleb's first birthday.

Caleb's 2nd birthday.

Caleb's 3rd birthday (this was at Hannah's birthday party...they have the same birthday!)

Photo shoot for his 4th birthday!

I don't have a picture from today, his 5th birthday, yet. Posting all of these and seeing how he's changed is quite amazing. I need to go give him a hug now!


Anonymous said...

Ok so I AM one of those that is SAD with every passing year and he's not even my kid and I am in TEARS!!! ugh SIGH! Happy Birthday little buddy!! Many hugs/kisses your way today - 5 is big stuff!
xoxo - the Brune's

Causey Fam said...

Alli says she wishes she could be there for your birthday-day. When she looked at the 2nd b-day pic she said that is when he started looking like big Caleb. :o)

Mindy said...

Aww, I remember when Caleb was in the nursery at the Even Start when I was in childcare class in HS. Happy Birthday Caleb-- it's a great week to have a birthday! :)

Ashley said...

Ah, I loved looking through all the years! Man, can you believe we have 5 year olds?!

Mama M. said...

Wow! That boy's got some GORGEOUS hair! Time goes so incredibly fast, doesn't it?!

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