Monday, May 16, 2011
When he was born he was only 4lb2oz and he was the tiniest baby I had ever held. The nurses kept coming into the room and offering to hold him for me because normally a baby his size was in the NICU and they never got to hold them that small. I was so scared I would break him he was so tiny. He has always been on the small side but always kept up or passed the other kids his age intellectually . When he was 1 the Doctors told me he had a hole in his heart. It was called an Atrial Septal Defect. We worried over that for quite a long time and finally in July 2007 they went in and repaired his broken heart with orders to keep him on bed rest for a few days when we returned home. Of course that was exactly what we PLANNED to do lol. We got home and sat him on the couch and started preparing for him to sleep in the living room with Mommy. Well as we prepared to do this he decided he was going to jump off the couch and start running around the house. It was at that moment I knew we were in the clear and the worst was behind us. He is now a big 6 year old today. With a healthy heart and energy I only could dream of having. He told me today he would always be my baby but he was six now so he was a big kid to everyone else. I am so proud of him he is growing up so fast and doing so great in school and growing into such a remarkable little man. I love the way he walks around and acts like such a BIG kid and hangs out with his older brothers as if he was the same age as all of them and then still makes time to sit and snuggle with Mommy and Daddy before bedtime (to avoid going to bed but I will take it). Happy Birthday Austin Joshua. Mommy and Daddy Loves You!!!!!!!!!!!!