So, I have been lacking..slacking?...in the blogging. I have excuses...my laptop crashed or got a virus or is doing something funky, so I try to do all of my work out on our desktop. I can still use the internet with my laptop, but I am not trusting it right now to do any sort of work. So, all of my work time, is after the kids go to bed...and well, by that time I am pooped out! Tonight worked out because Tom is STILL at work! Seriously, it is 10:47 and he hasn't called to let me know he is on his way home. At this point, he might as well stay the night! Poor guy...I have chatted a few times with him, but it has been a crazy day for him, for sure!
Okay, back to the cutie pie that I am blogging about! Sorting through this session was so much fun! He is such a cute baby...well one year old, now! He looks so much like his grandpa to me...absolutely kills me...I love it!
My history with this family goes way back...like way back to high school. I know, I know, I only look 21, but really, high school was a long time ago! ;) I played shortstop, and momma of Mr. B, was catcher. She was an outstanding catcher...I on the other hand was not that great of a shortstop. :) Thankfully, I can catch a moment on camera better than I can catch a throw down from the catcher! ;) Those were fun days though! In fact, it makes me itch to go play catch with someone...that might be on the "to do" list this weekend!
Fast forward some years...I started taking pictures of Mr. B's big brother, and was in contact with momma here and there, and through FB...the great social network! :) And, then, come to find out, we were both pregnant again, and due just weeks apart. We had it set up to do Mr. B's newborn pictures, knowing it would be pushing it for me, but with Mr. B not being due for a couple weeks after Grant, I figured we could get it to work out!
We were set and good to go...and it almost worked!
Grant was a c-section, and when he was being delivered, he aspirated fluid and filled his lungs to the max! He was blue, not crying, and I freaked out on the operating table. He was handed an immediate pass to the NICU. It makes my heart race thinking back to that day, and the days to follow.
NICU day 3, sitting in the rocker, watching my baby boy still working hard to breathe, and a familiar face appeared. I had totally forgotten that Mr. B's grandma worked in the NICU where we were. When I saw her, my heart skipped a beat. It was such a welcomed relief to see her, and know that she would help take good care of my little baby boy.
Then, as we continued to chat, she tells me that Mr. B was also born...ON THE SAME DAY AS MY GRANT!!! Seriously, what are the odds? It was so cool, but yet, at that point, I knew there was no way that I would be up for a newbie session within the next 10 days! That little turkey, he was supposed to wait for me! :) I still think it is a fun story. I will never forget Mr. B's birthday, and I will always be grateful for the care my little guy received from his grandma. Seriously, she was heaven sent, I have no doubt!
One last cool thing...we currently live in the same neighborhood as grandma and grandpa...so I get to see them and catch up more than I ever would have before. They are a cool family. I am so honored to be able to capture a few memories for them, and it never ceases to amaze me at God's divine plan and working in my life.
So, now that you stuck with me through that whole long story, here is what you were waiting for!
Happy One Year Birthday Sweet Little Boy!
Hope your Birthday was a SMASH!