Tuesday, December 13, 2011

18 Months Old!!

Birthday boy!
Aaron is 18 months old!!  We celebrated on Monday evening, because early (I mean, EARLY) Tuesday morning, I'm leaving for the airport.  My grandparents are being interred at Arlington National Cemetery and my siblings and I are all flying out there.  (Or all but Mara, who is driving out with her family.  She's braver than I am.) 

Ooh, fire!

Blowing out the candles.

A taste of chocolate cake...

But he's here, he's still here!  I'm sure I can't explain it.  I know sometimes it hurts some moms because theirs aren't around when other's speak of their living miracles.  I don't know why it is that we get to keep enjoying him.  All I can assume is that he has a mission to perform that isn't done yet, and these other babies' missions were accomplished.  But I do know, that for me, when I was singing on Sunday night "For Unto Us a Child is Born," followed by the "Hallelujah Chorus," it was different.  I don't think I can explain it, but the songs were different.  I felt that my emotions could not be contained and I wanted to shout "Hallelujah," or "Praise ye the Lord." 
Me and the birthday boy.

Oh, and for anyone who might be wondering, here are his latest figures:  8.9 kg, (that's 19 lbs &11 oz) 28.2 inches long, and a head circumference of 45.5 cm.  Yeah, he's got a large head, but he's finally on the chart with all his numbers.  Of course, if you use a T18 chart, he's actually somewhere between 75th and 80th percentile!  Yeah, my kid!  Who'd a thunk it?  (The others all bounced between 5 & 10th percentile at this age.)  So much for failure to thrive!  You go, kid!!
My picture wall, because I pray
for ALL of my children,
not just Aaron.

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday Aaron! You are blessed and are a big boy! I love how you put it about these babies having a mission. And I love your picture wall! I want to do one like that! Praying for you all. :)