Saturday, July 11, 2009

HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY, ISAIAH!

I actually have an official "teenager" now!

When did that happen?

Today, Isaiah, my eldest, turns 13!! Wow!!!! I'm still in shock over that! Where did the time go? I can recall the night so vividly when I woke up to use the restroom and discovered I had blood EVERYWHERE! Surprisingly, with this being my first baby, I was pretty calm! Somehow I knew everything was going to be okay!

To make a long story short, my placenta had detached, I had to be induced, and he was born one month premature! He weighed 6lbs. & 13 ounces! Not bad for a preemie!

If you look at him now, he's taller than me and practically has a "man" voice! But, if you were to spend even five minutes with him, you will see that he has the most gentlest way about him.

I want to cry just writing about him because he is my "first born," the one baby who I carried ALL THE TIME! Sling? What sling? He slept in our bed from the time he was 6 months old till about 7 years old! LOLOLOL! I'm not ashamed to admit that! People called us crazy, but oh well, I knew he'd outgrow it one day!

Here he is around 3 years old (I had to scan this photo).We bought him everything Toy Story! He loved that cartoon!! Danny looks so much like him!
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He's affectionate, caring, goofy, musically gifted, and smart, and the last thing he would ever want to do is hurt someones feelings. I'm so blessed to have a son like him, who is not embarassed to still hug me and kiss me on the cheek in front of his friends. He's literally like a big teddy bear!!

Here all my kids in May at a nearby park. Although they may bicker and get on each other's nerves at times, he would do anything to protect them.
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I love you, my son! Happy Birthday!

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. -Numbers 6:24-26

40 comments:

Laurencita said...

Happy Birthday! Isaiah, you are so tall and handsome. God bless you.

louann said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Isaiah! He has a beautiful name by the way!

Mommy24cs said...

Happy Birthday Isaiah!

Colton loved Toy Story too. He had the talking Woody doll and I had to replace it twice because he made it talk so much that it wore it out haha.

That is a great pic of all your kids! Why can't my kids all smile nicely like that?? I always have one that doesn't and after taken a dozen pics I just give up LOL.

Casey's trio said...

Happy birthday to Isaiah! I hope he has a wonderful time celebrating:)

McCrakensx4 said...

Wow! A teenager, I am kinda dreading that day! He is such a handsome boy, oh I mean man! My boys loved anything Toy Story, too!! I hope he has a great day! Happy Birthday!

jen@odbt said...

Happy Birthday to your 1st born! Teenager...I can't imagine. Have a wonderful time celebrating.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Happy Birthday Isaiah! He was such a little cutie and he is such a handsome young man now! I know you are proud!

Rosa said...

happy birthday to your son!

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Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Happy birthday Isaiah! Wow a teenager and what a beautiful family you have! Love that verse at the end of your post.
Love Collette xx

Sara said...

Happy Birthday Isaiah!!!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Happy Birthday Isaiah!!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Happy birthday to Isiah! Wow a teenager. What will you be doing for his birthday?
Loved this post...it gave me goose bumps to read. What an awesome first born you have. So handsome too.

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday Isaiah!!!!

OK Alicia you look way to young to have a teenager!! I can't believe I have a preteen so I know you are wondering how this happened so fast..lol!

Lauren said...

awww YAY!! Happy Birthday Isaiah!!! Have a GREAT day!:)

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday to your special firstborn boy!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday to your "baby". It's amazing how fast they grow up. Isaiah is a handsome young man! Stay strong, all of you :)

mimi said...

Happy birthday to your gentle young man! I just love his smile!!

momstheword said...

Happy Birthday to Isaiah!

I remember when my oldest turned 13, at one point he began acting a bit disrespectful and showing attitude.

When we called him on it he said something like "But I'm a teenager, I'm supposed to act this way."

We said nope, not in this house. You will continue to be respectful in your words and actions and be responsible for your behavior.

So we continued to hold him accountable for his behavior and not allow him to blame it on being a teen, so actually the teen years went very well.

Funny thing is, when his brother turned 13 he said pretty much the same thing "I can't help it! I'm a teen. I'm supposed to act this way."

The teen years are awesome. They really are. It is a joy to watch your child mature into the man God is calling him to be (or woman as you have girls).

Just hold the line, girl, and hold them accountable as you did when they were younger!

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh Happy Birthday Isaiah!!
And congrats mom, the fun is just starting!!

Lorie said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy.

mother goose said...

happy birthday to your little man. what a fine young man he grew into. yhou have so much to be proud of! My son was into toy story as well.

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Your son sounds like such a sweet heart. Hope his day was truly wonderful.

Just yesterday I was trying to explain what a teenager was to my 5 yr old and how you call them that b/c teen comes at the end of their number. He couldn't quite grasp the concept.

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness I remember Toy Story!

Happy birthday!!!!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Uh oh...watch out for those teen years! :)


Happy birthday to him!

Krisha said...

Happy Birthday to Isaiah!

My oldest, Kelcie turned 13 today as well :)

JMBMOMMY said...

Wow!!! 13? My little man turned 4 today and I was in shock over that. Time goes by so quickly huh?

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

How sweet! I am glad that after such a crazy delivery, everything was good! Happy Birthday!

Denise said...

I hope Isaiah had a wonderful birthday.

Jennifer said...

He slept with you guys till he was seven? That's NOTHING! My brother and I slept in our parents room until I was thirteen! Wait. Maybe I shouldn't be sharing that kind of information... ;-) LOL! Happy birthday to your loving boy-man!

Chris said...

happy birthday to your teenager! :)

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Happy Birthday

Life with Kaishon said...

I can tell he is wonderful by the way you write about him. I just think you have the sweetest family. I love their smiles. I love your heart : ). Kaish slept with me for a long time too. Everyone and their brother told me how horrible it was. Oh well. He is still alive and smiling today, so I guess it's ok, right? Happy Birthday to your baby!

Lisa said...

Yes Happy Birthday Sweet Boy....your kids are so cute.
Don't worry Alicia all of my kids were in our bed and Joel well, he still is, they grow up too soon and I was working at the time so that was my time to cuddle when they were sleeping so sweetly next to me.

Susie said...

I hope he had a GREAT birthday:-)

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I hope Isaiah had a great birthday! May he continue to grow in the fear and admonition of the Lord!

The Farmer Files said...

Happy Birthday, Isaiah! And congrats to your parents!

Kelly said...

Gosh, I am so not looking forward to my boy turning 11 let a lone 13... Happy birthday to your boy!

Alicia W. said...

Happy 13th Birthday to your sweet new teenager. :)

Laura said...

Aww, that's so sweet, Alicia! You have a teenager!! Now the fun begins, hahaha. Hope your son had a great birthday!

Pam said...

What a sweet post! Hope his birthday was wonderful. I have a sweet son too!