Friday, October 18, 2013

Bowen Michael Nowetner's 1st year of life. Happy Birthday My SweetBoy..!

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Dear Bowen
Happy Birthday to You  !

 I write this blog with tears just running down my cheeks. Most are happy tears because I am so incredibly blessed to have Bowen in my life. Watching him grow and develop into this wonderful little boy has been the most rewarding thing I have ever experienced. He truly brings Casey and I so much joy.

I always sing this song to him:

" You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
   You make me happy, when skies are grey
   You'll never know dear, how much I love you
    So Please, don't take my sunshine away "

Those words have never been more true. With every beat of my heart, my love for him grows deeper and deeper. With every cry or hurt he goes through, my heart breaks for him. It is amazing how one precious little life makes the whole world look different. My little family is by no means perfect, but it is perfect for me!

Now, my sad tears....that's because I really can't comprehend how 1 whole year flew by. The memories of Bowen as a newborn are starting to slowly fade. They will never be gone, but they aren't as clear as they used to be. It is sad that I have to stop and think about what age he hit certain milestones! It is sad that I have to look through pictures to really remember exactly what he looked like as a baby. But with that said, I am grateful that I blog and print monthly books so that I will always be able to remember small details that sometimes fade away with time. I am just being selfish...there shouldn't be anything sad about Bowen turning 1 ! So I'm throwing away the sad tears !!!

October 20, 2012 - I do remember this day so well. Casey & I were up at 4:15 am to get ready to head to the hospital for my C-section. We both are not morning people, but 1 year ago today we JUMPED out of bed with these nervous smiles all over our faces. I think we were scared, nervous and extremely happy all at the same time. I remember in the car ride to the hospital it was pitch black outside but Casey and I would just look over at each other and start laughing. It was almost like we were a new couple all giddy and so in love. Bowen Michael had already began to change our lives. I remember friends and family wishing us luck as I was still in Pre-Op & that's when my nerves really set in. My mind was all over the place.


 & the list goes on and on ....

BUT on October 20, 2012 @ 9:18 am when I heard Bowen's 1st cry, none of the questions mattered anymore. I knew that I may not be the BEST at everything but I would ALWAYS do the best to my ability. There wasn't a single doubt that Bowen Michael Nowetner was meant for Casey and I and we were meant for him! My life has been forever changed and I am so thankful for every single moment we get with our precious baby boy.

-- Bowen now has 8 teeth

-- Can Say : Mama, Dada, Dog, Bo, Pop, Nan-Nan, Taco, Aw, NO, Paw Paw(this one he has only said a couple times ) & MeMe.

-- he can patty cake now!

-- climbs on everything
--wears size 4 diapers

--size 9-12 months & 12 month clothes he has one pair of shorts that are 6-9 months we squeeze him into.

-- size 3 shoes

--loves to eat anything! runs lol

-- still loves to cuddle with us at night time

-- drinks 2 cups of milk a day

-- eats all table food

--got sick with a virus...ran fever for 4 days straight! By far the worst sickness he's had.
-- Just got his second DOUBLE ear infection.
We celebrated Bowens birthday with family and friends on October 12, 2013 . We had a Mickey Mouse themed party and I think Bowen really enjoyed it! Thanks to everyone that came and celebrated with us. We are very blessed to have such awesome family and friends !! Thanks again..! I will do a separate blog for pictures of his birthday party and from the Children's Museum for his real birthday today. 

Happy Birthday Bowen- over this past year you have been the light in our lives. I am so proud to be your Mommy. Daddy & I love you more than you will ever know. Hope your 1st Birthday is everything you wish for.