Today snuck up on me, even though the date's been mentioned for months in our house. I don't know if I'm fully prepared to be the mother of a three year old. But, I don't really have a choice, now do I? Time marches on, and as of 8:12 this evening, we'll have a three year old on our hands.
Happy birthday, not-so-little boy.
I remember his birth pretty well. As well as the 24 hours leading up to it- my blood pressure was scary high and I had a feeling I'd be meeting my baby within hours. I kept saying "11-7-11" to myself. I knew that would be his birthday. Pretty sure I had those intuitions because I was unknowingly in the early stages of labor, I don't think anyone was more surprised than me when my doctor told me I was in active labor at my checkup the next morning! (I was about 4 weeks from my due date and we were preparing for a c-section)
The last 3 years have been incredible. Not always happy, not always easy, but always incredible. Always purposeful.
I see so much of myself in him. I'm not trying to brag or discount Ant in anyway, it's just a fact. Harry and I are cut from the same cloth. I get deja vu all the time with him. We react the same way to situations. We have the same mannerisms. It catches me off guard sometimes and brings back memories I didn't know I had. He's literally my "mini me."
Although, I do have to say, I think he's sweeter than I was at this age. A little more compassionate. Last night he planted 6 or 7 big kisses on me before bed- my last two year old kisses. He tells me he misses Ant while he's at work a lot.
I'm sure I've mentioned it, but he's becoming fiercely independent. Harry doesn't want help with anything! And when I'm doing something he usually asks if he can help. He's become an expert grocery put-awayer.
He has a bright imagination and is genuinely funny. He's also shy and crazy and timid and silly. Very smart and uniquely creative. Just the perfect kid for us. We couldn't have asked for anyone better.
Harry's definitely excited for his birthday this year. We taught him when his birthday was back in July or August, so he's been anticipating this day for a while now. The only thing he asked for was a Thomas the Tank Engine cake. He loves looking at the display cakes at the Target bakery and that one has been on his mind for months. I hope he loves it!
A cute and quick Instagram video from last night.
Here's to another great year... THREE!