I haven't had the internet for a bit as we have been moving into our new house so this is the first chance I've had to blog. While we were "disconnected" my baby boy turned 13. I can't believe that I have a teenager. Not because I'm not old enough to because, let's be honest, I'm totally old enough to, but because of how fast he has grown. It seems like just yesterday he was sitting in that cardboard box that he loved playing with his toys and watching Elmos world.
Nathan was such a beautiful baby and I'm sure most of you will agree that he's a pretty good looking kid. He totally gets that from me. He was always so smart. He could write his name at 18 months old. Pretty impressive, I know. And he has just gotten smarter over the years. We're to the point now where I have to regularly use Google to check his homework. He has always been very self sufficient. He gets up on his own, does his homework without being asked and does his chores with minimal nagging. He is just a good kid.
I've always felt I had a special bond with him. Maybe it's because he was my first baby. We had lots of time together. People used to tell me I was going to spoil him, and I did a little, because I would never put him down. When he would sleep I would hold him. When he was awake I would play with him and snuggle him. He was, and still is, my world. I watched Somewhere in Time about 30 times between the hours of midnight and 4 am when I would wake up with him at night. Never start to finish, but I'm pretty sure I finally saw the whole movie. We were always together. He still climbs up into my lap and tells me he wants cuddle time before bed. He weighs about the same as he did then so it's really not a problem.
He loves his mom. He's very loyal and loving. He hates it when I hurt. Because of these things I KNOW that he is going to be a great husband some day. He's going to find someone and give her the world. And if she hurts my boy, I will kill her dead. Twice.
Anyway...as we enter the teenage years I want my baby to know that I love him and that I'm always here for him. That he can always tell me anything and he will never be judged. I will always do my best to give him good advice and to be a good mom and friend to him. I love you forever my handsome little man.
Happy 13th Birthday Nathan. Love, Mom