March 23, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Daniel-boo!

Three years ago he came into our lives and at that moment our world changed forever. Within the first few hours of his life, his presence grabbed hold of us and we experienced a happiness we never thought possible, a love so strong it broke us to tears, and a sense of humility that still puts us in check 'til this day. I thank God everyday for this blessed child.



As a 10.2 pound baby, Daniel was the big boy on the block in the NICU. He spent 5 days there after several episodes of apnea shortly after birth. Those were the longest 5 days of my life and I will never forget the sadness I felt when they discharged me from the hospital without my baby.


As a baby he ate everything that was put in front of him! At 2 months he weighed 14.5 lbs; 4 months = 18.5 lbs; 6 months = 20.2 lbs; 9 months = 25 lbs. As a toddler, he is now long and lean. He is more picky about his food now but still likes *some* of his veggies. Favorites: carrots, tomatoes, beets, and broccoli!


Daniel was born with dark hair, just like his momma. He is now a sandy blond with sometimes green, other times hazel eyes...dreamy. Here he is only a couple weeks old



3 months old



4 months old





Daniel can be very silly...




and loves to have fun...


but mainly he is a sweet, compassionate, and sensitive little guy who loves his little brother!




11 comments:

Mike said...

Happy birthday, Daniel! Hope it was great!

Emily said...

What a sweet post for an adorable little boy! Happy Birthday, Daniel!

Tonya said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!! I hope you had a wonderful day!!

Sources of Joy said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! What a cutie.

Destini said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! What a handsome little man he is becoming!

Melisa said...

10.2 lb baby. Wow! He was a big boy. Happy Birthday Daniel

EveryChapter said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! We are so glad to have you in our lives. God gave you a special gift of tenderheartedness and we are all so lucky to know you sweet boy.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Daniel. What a beautiful post for your son. What a big boy he is! Preston was huge at birth at 9 pounds 12 ounces and I joked he got to be the biggest once in his life! LOL! May this year bring you even more happiness and good times with Daniel!

Mary Zolene said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!!! I am so glad we have known you since you were weeks old. May God continue to bless your life.

Anthea said...

Awww - Daniel is such a good looking young man. Happy belated birthday to him!

Caden and Mommy said...

Jane!
10 pounds? Ouch!! :-)
Happy Belated birthday Daniel! what a sweet boy!
Trisha