Through the years...

When Nicholas was six months old, I told Big Daddy that I wanted to have another baby.

People have taken longer to decide what to eat at McDonald's, because two weeks later I had a positive pregnancy test.

Other than a slight scare at the beginning, a slight case of gestational diabetes, and growing to gargantuan proportions, I had a rather uneventful pregnancy.

On Friday, April 14, 2000, I went in for scheduled induction. It was about three weeks early as they were afraid he would be larger than 10 pounds if I went 40 weeks, (Nicholas was 10 pounds at birth) plus there was a risk because I had just had a baby a year earlier.

(In hindsight, I might have voted to keep him in and had a C-section...oh well.)


At 3:05pm, Darrin Alexander was born weighing 8lb. 11oz.

To say we are lucky is an understatement. He was such an easy baby. Hardly cried. Ate well.

As he grew into a little boy, he has continued to bring us nothing but joy. He is the sweetest, most caring child. Don't get me wrong-he can get an attitude. (Not sure where that came from; it must be a recessive gene. ::cough::)

He has always been my baby. I think he always will.

Today, he turns nine years old. And if having him meant I had to have two babies in a year, I'd do it all over again.

New baby
About six months
Nine months old
First Birthday
18 months old (I won an award for this picture)
Second Birthday (My mom is beside him.
Fishing for the first time. He also fell in the lake. Scared me to death.
Third Birthday.
At the park. One of my all time favorite pictures.
Nicholas' first day of preschool. One of my favorite "brother" pictures.
Fourth birthday. Look at Nicholas' face. This was probably the beginning of, "Darrin gets everything!"
First day of preschool. Ok, this may be my favorite picture of all time.
Preschool picture day...(taken by me)
Fifth birthday @ Chuck E. Cheese. Wee.
October 2005
seventh birthday

Eighth birthday

To be continued...


♥ Jenn ♥ said...

Aww, happy birthday to the little guy! He looks so much like you Heather!!

Bridgett said...

Through the years...they go by so fast, don't they?

Happy birthday to your sweet little boy. Believe me, I understand how you feel. Parker will be 8 on his next birthday. AND he lost 2 teeth today. ::sigh::


Fiona said...

Wah! Iain's birthday is Friday. He'll be one. And I'm looking at Nicholas - who is adorable - and thinking "Holy Dookie! In, like, 5 minutes that'll be Iain!"

Rachel said...

He's super cute!

Happy Birthday to the brunette!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday Darrin!

Very cute pictures. Adorable kid!

Amy said...

aww...he's adorable!

Happy Birthday to him!!

kathi said...

Wow,your kids are growing up! I loved this entry...the pictures are GREAT.
Happy late birthday to Darrin!

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