Tuesday, July 24, 2007

11 years ago...

I was sitting in a hospital bed, holding my newborn son and wondering what on earth I was supposed to do with him. Oh, how many sleepless nights were ahead! How many endless screamfests when nothing at all would comfort him! Five months of sleeping with the baby because he wouldn't sleep alone. Refusing to drink from a bottle. Nursing every hour for forty-five minutes.
Yes, there's no question my oldest was my most difficult. And now he is one of the most amazing kids you'd ever want to meet. I'm so proud of him. Happy birthday, son! I love you!


  1. A beautiful dedication to make, Jana.

    Happy Birthday to your son.

  2. Happy Birthday :) I hope you guys do something fun.

    The hospital pic brings back memories of having my first son. Nothing anyone says can prepare you. LOL.

  3. You're both so cute!

    We've been in the parenting business about the same amount of time. It sure doesn't seem that long ago sometimes, and others it seems like those pre-kid days were in the last millennium. Oh wait, they were! ;-)