Happy 9th Birthday!

Happy 9th BirthdayHappy 9th birthday. That’s right, this baby turns 9 years old today and I can hardly believe it.

9 years ago today, I anxiously headed uptown to the Upper East Side in Manhattan very early in the morning to become a mom. He arrived at 37 weeks and that was a huge accomplishment. We almost met very early at 30 weeks after a partial abruption, but we were able to wait to meet each other and it had to be carefully monitored and planned. We stayed at the hospital a few extra days so that he could stay under the bili lights to receive some phototherapy for jaundice, and I hung out in postpartum to get a couple of blood transfusions.

The first few weeks are an absolute blur to be completely honest. I remember wondering what he would look like as he grew. He was born with a full head of dark hair and the nurses at the hospital said they called him a rockstar baby in the nursery. I would get stopped on the street in New York City while out strolling around because he would offer a smile and show off his blue sparking eyes to anyone.

Happy 9th Birthday


Happy 9th Birthday

He made me a mom 9 years ago today and I’m so thankful.

…always remember

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – A.A. Milne

Happy 9th Birthday to My Not So Baby Boy!

Happy 9th birthday to a fun-loving, clever, and sweet kid who brightens up any room. Unbox every year with excitement of what you will find and kindness wherever you go.Happy 9th BirthdayHappy 9th Birthday

By | 2017-01-17T19:10:52+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Parenting|2 Comments


  1. Rita Daniggelis January 18, 2017 at 12:03 am - Reply

    Happy birthday, Jack! You have been my sunshine for the past 9 years. Love you so much! Grandma

  2. Naomi at Parenting Pod January 25, 2017 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    They grow up so fast! What a cutey! Thanks for sharing.

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