Happy Birthday, Mason!

It seems like just yesterday that Mason, our youngest (and last!), was born after we fought for the right to have a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Then, the doctor told us 12 days later, after several days of rapid breathing, that Mason might have a congenital heart defect, and may “expire” at any moment. We got a miracle that day! After that incredibly stressful and wonderful year (hey, we did get a sweet baby out of the deal!), Mason has been no trouble at all, except for the fact that he is the pickiest eater ever, and is still about two inches shorter than most kids his age. Every day, we must still come up with creative ways to add calories, protein and calcium to what he WILL eat. He is cuddly, funny, fearless (which scares me a bit!), and VERY independent and opinionated.

Mason turns four years old today. I can’t believe it! He’ll spend the day playing with his “Thomas the Train” toys and tracks, watching a new Thomas DVD that Max bought for him, and playing outside…with his trains, of course. I’ll probably fill up his little wading pool and work outside while the boys soak up some sunshine.

I have a Masonism for you this week:

“Mommy, you can have one of my birthday presents, okay?”

Hugs to all!


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