Jeven celebrated his 3rd birthday last week.
I don't think it's my imagination, I know that he's changed a ton these last few months. Perhaps it's the little Spiderman underwear that has joined the pile of dirty clothes. Or perhaps the statement "I would like some catsup, please Mommy". Or perhaps the 100% certainty that " I can walk and stay with you Mommy. I don't want to hold your hand". Whatever it is, I am 100% certain that my baby is gone. Forever.
It's very bitter sweet. Of course I am glad we are done with diapers. I love having a conversation that I can actually follow. I am still a little uneasy about walking without hand holding.
If it had been up to me, I would have had more kids. But, alas pregnancy is life threatening to me and Jeven had to be revived at least twice in the NICU, where he stayed for a week after he was born. So, we're done with the babies.
For thousands of years, mothers have been having babies, raising children and releasing adults into the world. I just had no idea it was so hard.
On the brighter side, Jeven had a fun birthday. We did a party at the local pizza parlor with friends and family.
Happy Birthday Jeven!
With his personalized Birthday story from Aunt Ricki!
He loves it!
T-shirt from Alaska. Thanks Uncle Mike and Aunt Deb!