Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday son!

Jake Bowman,

Happy Birthday sweetheart! I can't believe that this day is here. It's so hard to believe that this last year has flown by as fast as it has. From watching you grow in my belly, to watching you grow from a newborn into an infant, and now to see you grow as a toddler. I'm in awe of you. You are perfect. You light up the room with your smile and energy. You are pure joy. 

I have written you many letters, but this letter will be my last journal entry. I am turning this blog into your baby book. I have monitored all your doctor appointments, milestones, family happenings, and our travels. This book I will give your wife one day. 

I am very emotional today. In a good way. You make me so happy! How did I ever live without you? 
God has blessed your father and I with you. I see you and wonder how I got this lucky. I'll never forget the feeling of seeing you for the first time. You were and are perfect. You are the best thing that we've created. You amaze me.

Your little personality is shinning! You like to problem solve. You look at the situation (what ever it may be), and you figure out how to solve it. You're so smart. When you were just weeks old people (including doctors) would say how alert you were. Always ready from the start. You did everything before you were supposed to. You were due September 9th. But, you decided to come on September 1st. I was scheduled for a c section because you were in a breech position. Your father and I were planning on going to one more romantic dinner.... and then my water broke. So, instead of dinner we went straight to the hospital. It was a good thing I packed WEEKS before you were born. We were ready. Here's that story: Jake Bowman Stone.

You are sweet. You LOVE your daddy, but I can tell you are a mommas boy. We play, read, go to the park, beach, shopping, breakfast/lunches, aquarium, and all kinds of fun stuff. When your daddy walks in the room you smile. Your daddy bathes and puts you down to bed at night. It's your special time together. Just you and your dad. Your father looks forward to that time with you. Your dad also can't wait until you are playing sports with him. He's already started with basketball with you!

You look just like your father. Every where I go people tell me that. But, it's true. You are a spitting image of your father. You are half the size of me already! When your standing next to me you almost go to my waist. Soon, you will be taller than me. Your father thinks you'll be taller than me when your in school. He's probably right. You love sports! You love to throw the ball in the basketball hoop! After we get done playing, you help me put all your toys away. You started putting all your toys back in there bins all by yourself. 

Right now you are chatting, smiling, waving, clapping, giving high fives, and dancing. YOU LOVE TO DANCE! Last night we moved your car seat around so you are sitting like a big boy. You like it so much better. You look out and are talking the entire time I'm driving. Plus, you dance while listening to the music. You love Keith Urban, and Michael Jackson. It's so strange? Hmm... Like Mother like son? hehe.

Thank you for enriching my life with such happiness. I'm truly blessed and thankful for all of God's blessings. I look forward to more years to come!

Love you more than anything,
Here are some pictures from each month of your life:
Newborn - 1 month photo
2 Months
3 Months
4 Months
 5 Months
 6 Months
 7 Months
 8 Months
9 Months
10 Months
 11 Months
12 Months - 9/1/2011
Love you forever and always.

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