Parenthood is a strange thing. They grow up so fast and time just seems to FLY by - but then it's hard to remember a time when he wasn't in our lives. What the hell did we do with our time before we had a child? I have NO idea....even though we had a whole 6 years of marriage first.
What is it they say? The days are long - but the years are short? SO TRUE.
Hubs and I stood hand in hand in his doorway last night and just stared at our sleeping bedheaded boy in disbelief that we now have a 5 year old. I of course had to cut it short because in my fragile hormonal state I was about to be a blubbering MESS. Pregnancy makes me cry...over everything. You know that Budweiser commercial with the horse and his trainer that they played during the Superbowl? Yeah, forget it....I had to leave the room. The father and son cancer survivors have to bail off the Amazing Race? Me = teary mess.
5 is going to be a milestone for our little guy. He is going to become a big brother in a few months...graduating preschool and then will be starting Kindergarten. To say I have anxiety about this would be an understatement. Adam does not seem to handle change well and those are two very big changes within a few short weeks of each other.
I digressed...see? Anxiety! Lets move on...
Hub's birthday was on Easter Sunday this year, so we decided to drive up to San Francisco and see his family. Our dog was scheduled for surgery the following week and would have a 2 month recovery following (this is a whole other post!) so we kind of figured it might be our last opportunity to get up there what with the pregnancy and all.
The day before, I took Adam to an Easter Egg hunt at church since we weren't sure if the weather would allow us to do one up north.
On Monday we took Adam to the Aquarium at the Wharf which we'd never been to and was actually VERY cool. Long tunnels with fish all around you. I had to stop myself from thinking about what would happen in an earthquake down there (umm, claustraphobic much?)...but still, really neat.
Speaking of babies...I finally took a belly picture. I am 25 weeks here:
So last Sunday we did a small birthday gig here at home. We've learned that our kid doesn't handle large crowds well - even with people he knows, so we decided not to torture him with a big party. We decorated the house, and invited all the family over and one neighbor friend.
(adam said "mom! you have to be CAREFUL!" heh)
He also wanted giant cheese pizza, so Hubs and Jason went to pick that up....
All in all, a great birthday with both families. My big 5 year old boy....I don't often feel like other people get to see his true personality because he's so shy around others - but he truly is a funny little guy with a sweet and kind heart. He constantly gives me lots of hugs and kisses and "love you's". He has such an imagination and it's fun to just sit and watch him entertain himself. He is so excited about this baby and constantly asks "when is my baby coming out?". Hubs and I so often mimic the heart exploding to each other because of something he does or says that just hits us right there in that spot that all parents have. You know, that one spot...that can't believe this is your child and can't believe how much you could so completely love and adore another human being. Man, do I love this kid!