There is nothing like your first kid.
When I had Luke, I was starting from zero. I did not have a clue what I was doing. Jason had more experience with babies since he had nieces and nephews, but when Luke was born, holy cow it was a whole new world.
Luke is very special to me for specific reasons (all my kids are special for different reasons). But in the beginning, it was just me and him. Me and him against the world. The day he was born is when I started to get a glimpse of all that my mother had done for me. And if I loved him this much, my mom must love me that much too. How much more the Savior must love me. Love was now more tangible for me after Luke was born.
A few big family jokes are that one time during testimony meeting at church, Jason spoke about how the last two years (when Luke was two) had been the greatest of his life and when he sat down I leaned over and said, "hon, we've been married 5 hon, 5 years." heheh....
There is nothing like watching your husband hold your baby. He loves our kids as much as I do.
Luke is the only baby who I could hold while he was sleeping and not have to put him down. In the nite, in the very beginning, I would forget he was a boy because I thought he was so pretty and looked like me. He probably won't like that story. But its true. He was the first kid I fell in love with. I had never been a kid person really, but he opened something in me that I didn't know was there. Seriously, now any kid could be my kid. I never thought I'd feel like that. One day I was me and after the day he was born I was forever changed. I was his mother.
Right after he was born, I remember the first few times I would go to the grocery store or run an errand without him. I remember thinking that the people who passed by me in the store just thought I was a regular girl, but they didn't not know that I was now changed. That the greatest accomplishment and joy I had ever done had just happened. It always makes me wonder who the people are when I walk past them at the store. Did they just have some amazing thing happen to them too? But then, six weeks after he was born, my body stopped working. And life was pretty hard. And I always wonder what it was like for him. If he could tell mom hurt. I think he understood. I used to carry him the weirdest way, over my shoulder. It was most comfortable and I've tried to duplicate with the girls, but can't because I don't need to and its awkward. Luke walked really young and I always wondered if it was because he knew I needed him to.
It still feels like me and him sometimes. For right now, he can understand and communicate the most. His opinion holds some weight around here. He can read his sisters books when mom is busy making a bottle. I'm so glad he still likes me to sing to him before he goes to sleep. His prayers are so sweet and sincere. He still wants a hug and a kiss. He still wants his mom. Those days might be fading. Little does he know I'm going to hug and kiss him no matter how big he gets. He will always be my bud.
Check out my good looking kid.
Happy Birthday Luke! We are so glad to be reunited. They had so much fun in Arizona.
I really missed them. Luke scored for his birthday and requested handcuffs and guns.
So watch out when you come to our house.
Since this weekend I had lots of time to ponder and how much I missed my kiddos, here is a little trip back memory lane.
And while we looking at my boy baby pictures, lets check out the others.
Awesome things about Luke when he was spotlighted at church
Color of Eyes: Hazel
Favorite food: Enchiladas
Favorite animal: wants to one day have a dog named Hammerhead
Favorite colors: Silver and Gold
What do you want to be when you grow up? A baseball player or a marine
Favorite thing to do with your family: Play in the snow or go to the beach
Favorite thing to do with friends: Play video games or make tents
Favorite scripture story: Ammon
Favorite primary song: Families can be together forever
Luke rocks. He is really loved by all his sisters and is really good with his baby sister. He might not have any brothers, but he has nine boy cousins and ten uncles who are really cool. One day he wants to visit his cousins in Hawaii. He is great at sports, especially baseball, and likes to ride his scooter. He likes to karate chop his mom and always tells her how good her food is which she loves to hear. Luke also likes legos and star wards. We are so happy he is in our family.