Monday, January 18, 2010

Two!

I can't believe it. My baby boy, my youngest child, is now two years old.

Wow. My baby... is two!

Two years ago today, I was in the hospital getting induced, as I was 10 days late. My darling baby boy, it seems, was very happy to stay inside me for as long as possible.

That day, I was exicted to finally meet my baby boy, and nervous, because I going to spend a night away from my oldest son.

Except for my 45 minute epidural experience, which I'll save for a later post, giving birth to Dimitry was pretty easy for me. Since I had already given birth before, feeding, burping and holding my newborn was much more relaxing this time around.

My baby was born at 6:24 p.m., and I remember looking at him, thinking he was just so beautiful, with such bright eyes. He had a lot less hair than his older brother, too!

Since the day my baby was born, he's been nothing but a ray of sunshine. I've woken up beside him for two years now, and he always greets me with a smile this big first thing in the morning:



It's hard to be in a bad mood in the morning when you have this sunshine face to wake up to!

Last year, my baby turned one.



How quickly the year has gone by!



Dimitry is a social butterfly, very independent, very friendly, and very much a dare-devil. He has no fear, which is both good and bad - I've suffered some minor heart attacks because of his antics! He's rolled off of beds, fallen down stairs, climbed furniture and hidden himself in closets. He's been accidentally locked in a hotel room, he runs toward escalators and he's fallen backwards while sitting in a chair onto a tiled kitchen floor.

My baby, two years old today, is already a seasoned traveler - he's been to Florida two times, to Bahamas, to Washington, D.C., to Toronto and to Montreal several times. Except for the fact that he can't sit still on airplanes, he's a good little traveler.



He's friendly with everyone he meets. He's very smart, and he understands everything. He wants to know what we're talking about all the time. He tries his hardest to keep up with his brother, in every sense of the word. He loves to skip, and to run, and to dance.

He fills my heart with so much happiness and pride. I'm SO blessed that he is my baby boy, my darling ray of sunshine.

I love the pitter-patter of his little feet, kissing his toes, talking with him, reading to him, snuggles on the coach, and falling asleep beside him. I love seeing him blow kisses to his brother, I love hearing his voice, and I love hearing him laugh. He has most certainly completed our family.



Happy Birthday, baby boy - you're two years old now, and, according to your big brother, you're officially old enough to join the 'boys club' now! I love you SO much!



34 comments:

Nenette AM said...

What a beautiful tribute to your little guy, Loukia! :)

Happy 2nd Birthday, Dimitry! Hugs and Kisses from us here on the Prairies! xoxo

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday sweet boy! How exciting. He is adorable! I think it must be a second child thing- social and daring. My daughter is the same. Nervous for when she is 12!

Have fun today :)

MamaJoss said...

Happy 2nd Birthday!!! He's such a cutie...time flies when they are little doesn't it...awww...loved this post :)

Sandy said...

Your boys are absolute dolls!

I can't believe how fast time goes by. Oscar is going to be one year old soon! I'm sure two will be here before I know it.

Life with Kaishon said...

Your baby is SO adorable! I love his little smile! So sweet! What a happy baby! And you are totally right, doesn't the time just ZOOM by! I wouldn't be sad if I woke up to that sweet little smile! Hope he has a super special day!

Neena said...

He is adorable! This is my favorite age - they are just so darn fun right now!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday to your cute little guy! I have a feeling my second has a similar personality for being a daredevil.

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

His smile just lights up his face. Happy Birthday to Dimitry!

Christy said...

So sweet! And Happy Birthday to him! Glad you guys had fun in Florida too - even though it wasn't super warm!

Chandra said...

You have so much to be proud of, He is absolutely beautful! (The first picture is way to cute!)

Lady Mama said...

Happy Birthday to your little guy! He really is such a beautiful boy. That first picture is the cutest thing ever. Lovely post!

The Preppy Princess said...

Oh Miss Loulou, this is such a lovely post! What a beautiful baby Dimitry was, and what a handsome little guy he is becoming! That photo of you holding him on the beach with his head tipped back looks like absolute bliss. (And the cake looks divine!)

You are amazing, how you juggle everything and remain sane is beyond me. BTW, I'm sorry it was cold on the vacation, it still looked pretty fab tho', coming form this mIdwest Princess!

Thank you for sharing with us all,
tp

Capital Mom said...

Happy birthday wishes!!

WebSavvyMom said...

-->I hope he has a wonderful second birthday. My son just turned three and I don't know where all the time has gone. **Sigh**

~deb
www.WebSavvyMom.com

BeachMama said...

Happy Birthday Dimitry! Sure looks like it was a lot of fun. Great post Loukia your love for your boys always shines through.

Shana said...

Love the icing pix! Happy Birthday Dimitri!

Pres. Kathy said...

What a cutie pie! This post was so sweet!! Na ton xerese!

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday! He's beautiful!

Theta Mom said...

You always share such great photos! Happy Birthday to your cutie pie!

amotherworld said...

Happy Birthday to your cutie pie!

T Rex Mom said...

It goes by so fast. My oldest just turned 2 and we just had our youngest yesterday. One, I also had a 45 minute epidural experience so I am dying to hear about yours. And secondly, it was our first time away from our toddler when I was in the hospital.

Two is a fun age and the time really goes by all too fast. I hope he has a fabulous birthday and another wonderful year!

Tiffany Lockette said...

Happy, Happy Birthday sweet boy!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

So very sweet! isn't it hard watching them grow up!?

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday little man!

Shannon @ AnchorMommy said...

Wow, he's two! Hope you guys had a wonderful day!

Slava Rybalka said...

Happy 2nd Birthday =)
Teach your kids some green tips! ;)

Regards,
Slava

Mad Mom said...

Happy birthday, Dimitry! Hope he AND you enjoy this special day! One thing I've learned from being a mom is that birthdays are for the parents too! :)

tattooedmomof3 said...

My son just turned one. He is our baby. We have 2 daughters ages 11 and 4, but he is our only boy and he will be our last child. I can't believe how quickly time flies! Happy (belated) birthday to your baby boy!

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Krystyn said...

What a sweet post for your little man.

Happy birthday, D.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Such a cutie!

Happy birthday to him!

Elaine A. said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to him!! Such a cute boy, and well traveled too! : )

Chantal said...

Oh such cute photos! Happy Birthday Dimitry!

2 Little Irish Boys said...

Wonderful post!!
Made me cry it is so sad when our babies grow up--mine will be two in June--I am not happy!!!

Nap Warden said...

Awwww...Happy Birthday little one! Just so cute:)

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