Monday, July 23, 2007

The BIG ONE :)

One year ago today Logan Joshua was born at 11:52 am weighing in at 8 lb 12 oz and measuring 21 1/4 inches.

So many thoughts are swirling in my head about that day that I want to type them all without one seeming more important than any of the others but I also don't want to bore you! So, here are just a few, in no particular order....

-I was three days overdue, it was July (read: HOT), and I was being induced but even with all that I didn't really want the pregnancy to end. I tried to remember each and every kick and celebrated the last time I felt his hiccups.

- I loved walking the halls with Jeremy to try to get the contractions to be stronger, even the strange trip through the gift shop with people staring at me knowing I was in labor and yet trying to have a normal conversation between contractions :)

- I was so much more aware of each feeling (both physical and emotional) with this delivery than with Connor's (shorter labor and more sleep helps with that! haha)

- Holding Logan for the first 20 minutes of his life without the nurses bothering us very much was fantastic. He stared at me with a look that was full of both content and bewilderment that I'll never forget!

This next section should be called All About Logan :)

Logan's personality is a bit goofy and pretty laid back. He loves to play peekaboo either with a blanket or by hiding behind a door, likes to put his fingers in my mouth and have me pretend to bite them, likes to wear and sometimes try to eat Daddy's hats, and loves to plop himself in the middle of the pillows on Mommy and Daddy's bed. He's enamored with Connor - following him everywhere, watching his every move and lately he enjoys having Connor put snacks directly in his mouth instead of in his hand. Speaking of snacks, he currently prefers Gerber Crunchies (or cheese doodles as we like to call them) but he'll eat just about anything we put on his high chair tray. He likes to throw the ball for Bailey and looks for her every time he wakes up to make sure she's checking on him too. He hates having his diaper changed and loves taking a bath with his big bro, even though he tries to drink the water nearly every night. He loves the "How Big is Baby Elmo?" and "Goodnight Moon" books. He waves hi and bye with his hand facing his own face. :) He loves to ride in the stroller, especially when Connor is walking in front of him. His eyes go from bluer than blue to gray. He has six teeth and still drools a ton. He's taken four or five steps in a row numerous times but isn't truly walking yet, not that that slows him down at all. His proudest accomplishment is crawling up on Connor's bed - he smiles so big when he does it! He's never taken a pacifier but sucks his thumb occasionally when falling asleep. He likes to sleep on his tummy with one arm tucked between the burp pad and the crib sheet. He hugs me by pressing his cheek into mine for a good minute or two when I first get him out of the crib but likes to pinch Daddy's neck when Daddy gets him out. He likes to have his window open a bit when we're driving and doesn't mind a little country or pop when it's just the two of us. He gets really excited when we walk into Connor's preschool - it's brother time! He's shy around strangers. He loves to clap and will stop whatever he's doing to clap if anyone says "yay!" or he hears applause on tv. He puts absolutely everything in his mouth. He lights up when Daddy gets home from work. He loves to be outside.

He's definitely been a great addition to our family! We love you Logan!

We're going to get pictures taken this morning and then we'll have family over for dinner and cake tonight. :)

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