Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Almost a year past...

This time last year I was getting ready to meet my new little man.  I remember I couldn't sleep and woke up super early.  Who knew I'd be so excited to go and have surgery.  I woke up and it was such a beautiful day.  There wasn't a cloud in the sky, I couldn't imagine a better day to have a baby.  And now here I am on the eve of Donato's arrival a year later.  Boy has time flown by...

It's amazing to watch these little babies grow everyday.  I cannot believe how much they can learn in a matter of minutes.  Just tonight he learned that he can fill up a bucket of water when the water in the tub is filling up.  I sat there for a good 10 minutes just watching him fill it up and dumping it out.  He quickly learned that he needed both hands in order to fill it up otherwise it dropped.  A true genius my kid is!

Having a second child is so different then the first.  With Isabella I always wanted her firsts to happen.  I couldn't wait until her 1st birthday.  I was so happy she was turning one.  Now it is bitter sweet with Donato.  After him, there may be no more babies, he could be the last.  So the thought of my last baby growing up really makes me enjoy every minute so much more.  I find myself getting teary eyed as I get things ready for his 1st birthday party.  I don't want to say I didn't appreciate Isabella when she was a baby.  But I guess I just appreciate things in a different way with Donato.  Now I know how fast things go because she's almost 5!  When people tell you they grow quick they aren't kidding.  I try and savor every little moment with him.  
He has just started talking.  His first word was "hi" and he sometimes will mutter "I love you." You wonder for so long what their little voices will sound like then when you finally hear it it's even better then you imagined it would be.  
In one short year he has turned into a handsome little man with his own unique personality.  I cannot wait to see what kind of little boy he's going to become.  Happy Birthday Eve little man.  Your Mommy loves you!

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