Sunday, June 21, 2009
I'm wishing my husband a wonderful Father's Day today. He deserves it! He is a wonderful father, and our two boys adore him. They love playing rough with Daddy, and being sweet and cuddling with him and everything in between. J lost his father over 10 years ago, and I'm hoping that my boys and J have a great relationship and lasting memories just like J has of his father. So here are some pictures of the past 4 years of J being a Daddy.
I remember the first time I told him I was pregnant. Oh wow. He was thrilled and excited and couldn't wait to tell everyone he could. Then things started going bad with that pregnancy. J was there with me at every appointment. He was there when we got the news that I had miscarried and that I would need to undergo a D&C. He cried with me, and grieved with me. He was very heartbroken and not only was I heartbroken over the loss of that little one, but also heartbroken to see my husband so heartbroken. It was a very rough time for us. Of course, we stuck by each other, thick and thin and prevailed.
Then came S's pregnancy announcement. Another round of joy for J, but this time with guarded optimism and worry for me. He didn't let me do anything. He did dishes and cleaned the house, did laundry and cooked and made sure I got whatever I wanted. Then that day reared it's ugly head. I had to be rushed to a major hospital where we awaited the fate of our baby. S was born 15 weeks early for unknown reasons. I had to watch J worry all over again. I worried. It was a very rough time. Then things started looking up and Father's Day 2005, he was holding his little boy, who weighed a little over 3lbs here. Talk about true love.
He was so excited to have a little boy! Now he could teach him everything he did as a child. He was so gentle with S. So loving. I really loved watching my big, burly, strong husband interact with our child. It makes my heart swell and brings tears to my eyes.
Taking A to the nursery
In love all over again!
Sleeping on Daddy. My ovaries are all a-twitter
Then came the time of the boys starting to grow up and really start interacting with Daddy. They roughhoused and got messy and explored new places and things. They acted serious and silly and just had a great time with each other. My 3 boys. How I love them and wouldn't want it any other way!
My men at Christmas 2007
Having a great time egg hunting!
Boys are always dirty
And always picking something
And full of bruises
And always having fun!