I can’t believe my little man is 2 already!! And let me tell you, the switch has flipped. It has been defiance and challenge all day every day for the last week. I was super excited to celebrate him a little this morning before work but he was having none of it. Time out before 6am. It was one of those days. But, of course, we still can’t get enough of our Littles even when they are being complete and total jerks. I took one look at the photo we had done in anticipation of his birthday and I was immediately consumed with overwhelming, soul consuming love for that kid. Seriously…having kids can drive you crazy in the best of ways!
By now I’m sure you know Z was a preemie. He made his hasty appearance at the unripe age of 31 weeks 5 days gestation. At his first post NICU graduation doctors appointment we were told to give him 2 years to be totally caught up and in the clear of possible delays, or complications from being a preemie. It was naivete on our part to not think about life after the NICU. We were target fixated and the target was Z’s NICU release! Anyhow, the idea of just waiting for the other shoe to drop for the next 2 years was a little defeating. Thankfully for the most part, the first 2 years of Z’s life have been uneventful. Well, as uneventful as raising a child is…so I guess not at all uneventful…Anyhow. We had one scare with a possible seizure and lots of test later ruled out any delays or damage. So to celebrate hitting this milestone we decided to capture what the last 2 years have meant for us. My wonderful friend and talented photographer was able to catch this for us despite the photo taking place after a day at a new daycare, separation anxiety and a 45 min meltdown. See, preemies DO grow into a normal toddler!!
Come back soon to see Z’s Construction Birthday Party! Also, if you’re in the Puget Sound area and looking for a great photographer check out my girl at http://www.sharrisamariephotography.com/