I had planned to write a letter to you before you were born, but you surprised us and came before I had a chance to do it. However, if you go back and read the posts on this blog and my old blog from before you were born, I think I pretty much covered everything I wanted to say to you there. We prayed for you for almost three years before you surprised us at 1:30 in the morning on July 1, 2010. We hoped and prayed for a healthy, happy baby and God blessed us with you. The greatest gift either of us have ever received.
As much as I love you and as happy as I was that you were finally safely with us, we had a very rough first few weeks. You had a milk protein and soy allergy that was very hard to recognize because you didn't have all of the classic symptoms. We finally saw a GI doctor when you were 8 weeks old and you were almost immediately better after starting you on a very expensive, special formula called pregestimil. It was worth every penny we spent over the next ten months! Even during those LONG, hard days that you cried almost non stop, I always said thank you for you and I never stopped remembering all of those days I cried wanting you. I remembered the line in my favorite poem from infertility, "my dream will be crying for me". Again, you were evidence of such a faithful God.
As you continued to grow you got more and more independent and more and more adorable! You started "school" on Monday, September 27. I remember being so nervous when I dropped you off. I didn't cry, but I had a hard time driving off. I wanted to run back in and take you home! I couldn't wait for 5:00 to come so I could take you home and snuggle with you! You love school from the very first day and Mommy and Daddy are so thankful for that. We also love, love, love your teacher and we are so sad to leave her class. I'm a little worried how you are going to do without your Ms. Carla! I can't believe how much you have grown since your 1st day of school!
One thing I will have to say...as will anyone who has met you, you are an EXCELLENT eater! You will try anything once and I haven't found anything you won't eat! You LOVE your food! Haha!
You are the light of our lives and so worth the wait. We cannot imagine our lives without you. You brighten the day of everyone you come in contact with. I have been stopped out in public and told how precious and sweet you are! You are so laid back and you adapt well to every surrounding you are in. You are definitely a good baby and I am so thankful for that.
We Love You Sweet Nicholas!