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Happy Birthday Alex

Happy Birthday Alex!
You are two years old today.
We taught you to say "Happy Birthday" and you can say it very well now. You've even added on "Happy Birthday Alex".
When we ask you how old you are you say "Two!". You want to hold up two fingers, just like we do, but it's pretty darn difficult (one finger is so much easier!). So instead, you just happily and proudly say "Two!"
Love only describes a little bit of how Mama and Daddy feel about you. We love you so much and have enjoyed watching you grow. We can't imagine our lives with out you and when we look at pictures of ourselves before you were even a twinkle in your Daddy's eyes - it is difficult to imagine before you were born.
It's even more difficult to imagine how small you were when you were born and how much you've grown physically over the 2 years.
Born: 5 lbs 2 oz
2 years old: ~30 lbs
Born: 18.5 inches
2 years old: ~36 inches
We thought it would be fun to look back at some of the old pictures. Enjoy, my sweet!
Not too long before you were born (~28 weeks pregnant)
In the OR, just after you were born and your Daddy proudly carried you up to the NICU

You in the NICU, with your Daddy by your side - all night long.
The first chance I had to hold you in my arms - 2 days after you were born - a Wednesday. (not a great picture, but the emotions were overwhelming to Mama. Mama remembers this moment very clearly)
Our first "Family" picture.
A wonderful day in the hopital where I held you all day long.You slept a lot and were so cute when you slept. Two years later, I still watch you sleeping.
The day we brought you home from the hospital. I remember your Daddy, as we walked in the door of our house, said "What do we do now?" and it was a clear representation of what we were feeling.
After that - you wanted to be held a lot. You even wanted to sleep on me - most of the time - and made your requests known.

It's so difficult to remember how small you were.
Because now you are so big. You are so tall. You are so strong. You are so brave. In fact, you are fearless.

Flash foward to your first birthday - you loved balloons and had your first cupcake! You still love balloons and helped me add frosting and sprinkles to your cupcakes this morning that we sent to preschool.

You chowed down!


Happy Birthday, my love. We love you.