Grayson Mitchell Garrett. (Mitchell is my mother's maiden name.) Born February 6, 2009. 8 lbs. 22 inches long. There I am before I delivered. (My mom always points out how huge I was. Although I gained 41 pounds with him, I don't think I was THAT big. I'm like, mom, I was more than 39 weeks pregnant. Give me a break!)I remember being very upset that I didn't get to experience "the car ride" to the hospital. I went in for my checkup and wasn't allowed to go home - I was in early labor.
My bags weren't packed, I hadn't said 'bye to the dogs and, most importantly, I hadn't eaten since 2 p.m. and I was starving!!
Fast forward to now. Hooray, I am 12 weeks pregnant with another baby! The kids will be 2.5 years apart, which is what Joey and I wanted all along.
Tonight we celebrated Grayson's birthday by having over my sister and her family, my parents and Joey's parents. We ordered pizzas, made a cake and decorated the house. Nothing fancy, but memories don't have to be fancy. Just meaningful. :) Elmo was the guest of honor!Grayson was really sensitive and clingy because he decided he wasn't going to nap today (of ALL days)! To make things a bit more stressful, I was feeling extremely sick today - doing the best I could to play hostess without throwing up Tums.
Mission accomplished. :)
One fun thing we did was have people make predictions about Grayson's future profession. What's yours? Guess what my mom put down? Paleontologist! She is too funny! This little sheet of predictions/favorite memories will go in his baby book. Thought For the Day: Happy Birthday to my angel, Grayson. Mama loves you so much!!!