Thursday, June 17, 2010

Davis

Thank you all for your birthday wishes.
It was wonderful - simple, fun, and laid back.
Perfect.

Today our Davis is 4.

I was making his cake this morning and thinking about what I was doing exactly 4 years ago. I realized that everything with Davis has been easy.

Easy to get pregnant.
Easy pregnancy.

We were going to our community clubhouse grand opening in Quailewood in AZ and I was 38 weeks pregnant. I had been to the Dr 2 days before and I was nothing. Not soft, not effaced, not dilated. I had steeled myself for preterm labor and I was actually getting really irritated that nothing was happening. I said I wanted to walk to the clubhouse since there had been a few contractions here and there and I wanted contractions. I wanted some sort of progress. By the time we got there I was having a few contractions. I visited with people and chased Caleb around. We walked home about noon and I was still having contractions but they weren't that strong. I bounced on my exercise ball. A friend came over and we visited. At about 3:00 I was still having contractions, they were not painful but they were pretty consistent. The hospital was about a 45 minute drive away so we decided to just go checked out. We got there at 4:00 and I was dialed to a 4. The nurse looked up and said, "we are having a baby today!"

I wont ever forget the surge of feeling that pulsed through me.
My life was going to change and I knew it was going to be a great change!


An easy 4 hours later he arrived.
I didn't even have to push him out - he came out on his own.

Easy labor.
Easy delivery.
Easy baby.
Easy toddler.

He is a joy.
That is Davis wrapped up in a word.

Joy.

He captivates everyone with his expressive eyes and happy smile.
He is friendly, outgoing, and has no inhibitions when it comes to interacting with people.
He is genuine, sincere, and kind.


A perfect example of his sweet disposition was expressed today on his birthday. When he came out and saw his presents there were two hot wheels, one from each of his brothers.
He yells - "Hot Wheels! You can have one Caleb."


Buddy, you have no idea how much you make Mommy's days so much happier.
So much easier.

To me you are perfection wrapped in the cutest little package.

I want to be more like you.

Happy Birthday!

4 comments:

SLO Rober said...

Happy birthday dude! Watch the mail for a belated suprise! Love, Uncle Brian and family

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Happy Bday Buddy! Thanks for letting us celebrate it with you!

Grandma Caroline said...

A men to what mommy wrote, you are a joy and a wonderful person.

Sara said...

This post just made me cry. :)