Thursday, August 18, 2005

My Baby Boy is going to be 13!!!

My mother always said to me "Time goes faster and faster each year as you get older."

Since I knew everything already as a kid, I can remember rolling my eyes at her and thinking, time is time, it goes as fast as it goes.  A year is a year! 

Now, of course, I know she is right.  Each year the year goes faster, it seems to grow shorter.

Einstein should have applied all his genius to this little trick of physics instead of the photoelectric effect and relativity. 

On Monday, August 22, 2005, my first baby, my sweet, quirky, genius child will be 13.

A teenager.  13. 

How can this be?  I remember the weekend of his labor and birth as if it was yesterday. 

I can remember bringing him home and showing him to his crib for the first time.

I remember feeding him his first cereal and how he loved it!

I remember that he never slept but was always happy and intensely examining everything, even as a baby.

I remember that first Christmas, laying him in the wrapping paper discards, and taking his picture.

I remember his first wobbly steps and how he seemed to go from toddling into running in less than a day!

I remember his first birthday party and how he fell asleep before Barney the Dinosaur arrived!!!  He was so exhausted and missed it all!

I remember everything but still it seems like it was just yesterday, that it could not possibly be 13 whole years. 

I wish I could have some of those first days back now.

Especially, since as a first time mom, I worried and fussed so much.  I definitely was more relaxed during the infancy of 2 and 3.  I guess it happens that way for everyone, but it would be nice to go back to one of those days when he was my only babe and he and I were home alone together.

I would just hold him all day and just cherish the quiet mommy and baby time, just him and I.

But, I can't go back. 

So, I will cherish now, as I do, and cherish the young man that he is becoming. 

I am so honored to be his mom.

I love you, my firstborn.  Happy Birthday!

Be well,

Dawn

10 comments:

vagabondevermore said...

My only baby is 12.  I can hardly believe it myself.  Yesterday, I rocked her and looked into her beautiful face and knew that I was head-over-heels in love.  So, I understand.

-Jan

http://journals.aol.com/vagabondevermore/IfIruledtheworld

sbrlzc said...

((((((((((((((((Dawn))))))))))))))) Time does go so fast. Enjoy him. " )

Hugs,
Susan

jckfrstross said...

Please wish him Happy Birthday 13 wow:)

Deb

tlgf1968 said...

my baby is 13, almost 14.  his sis is 16 and just registered for her junior year in high school.  (yikes!)  so, i know what you mean, dawn!  happy birthday, hammer!!!  :)  

schnozbeary said...

Oh gosh!!! My "baby" Lissa turned 18 on Monday and I'm just flabbergasted!!!! Happy Bday to him and HUGS to you, dear Mommy!!! Penny

eparanormal said...

Wow, 13. That was a good year.

:)


Gabreael

buckeyebabee71 said...

dawn
my first born baby boy turned 13 in january, now i cant believe that in about 4 1/2 months he is gonna be 14!
time flies when u r havin fun :-)
happy b day to ur bady!
cheri

justaname4me2 said...

Happy Birthday to him!!! 13, well, I'm there myself with my little princess. I'm missing barbie dolls and Carter overalls myself. But there many things I've come to enjoy about having a daughter 13 and although I may look like a deer caught in headlights about this whole "teenage" thing at times, I look forward to watching my daughter grow into the beautiful woman she'll be someday.
Rebecca

lv2trnscrb said...

I know I'm a day late, but happy birthday to your son! They do grow up so quick.
I got a link from your journal from I think Deb's journal and your journal caught my eye because I have a 19 y/o, soon to be 20 y/o, daughter with Asperger's syndrome. I admire you for homeschooling your son! What are his interests? I've known of Aspies that have liked the Civil War, trains, airplanes. My daughter was into crafts, soap making, making perfumes, scents.

have a good day!

betty
http://journals.aol.com/lv2trnscrb/Ofmini-pawsandmenopause/


jouell3935 said...

Yes yes yes...those uncharted waters of a teen...One would think we'd know this road having been through it...but again, we might have erased those years as well lol.... Happy Birthday!!! TO you as well. It is an amazing time, sitting back watching them grow into themselves...sigh Enjoy!
Jodi