Friday, February 15, 2019

Happy Birthday Presley

Today Presley turns ONE!

I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around the fact that my tiny, newborn son is now a year old. It feels like just yesterday I was being rushed in for that emergency c-section. I can remember how scared I was when they handed him to me, swollen, red, dark eyes and crying. I didn’t know what to think. All I knew was that I had this tiny, little human to care for and keep safe. I have a confession... before Presley I had never changed a diaper, never fed a baby, never dressed one. I was never a baby sitter. I only had a few cousins growing up and I never watched them. So Presley was it for me. 

Those first few days in the hospital were scary and even scarier when he had to go into the NICU due to his sugar. I don’t think I had ever prayed that hard in my life or even asked people to pray. Thankfully, he was able to get control of his sugar and we were discharged. Due to being in the hospital for so many days my poor mom had to leave the evening that we were discharged and my husband had to go back to work the next day (the joys of owning your own business). That next morning it was just Presley and I and for the next three months we had to find our rhythm. 

I would be lying if I said those days were easy because they weren’t. Presley cried a lot. The doctor even called him colic. I would walk him up and down our long hallway and sing to him and call my mom and cry because I didn’t know what to do. I was getting up every 90 minutes in the night and breastfeeding was/is so hard. But then three months hit and we started to get past the colic. That’s when I think a lot turned around. It was like I had this happy, little baby who wanted to start playing and loved everything I said and did. It’s still that way most of the time but now it’s the teething. You can tell when he doesn’t feel good because of his gums. 

We got pretty lucky with Presley because he’s usually a pretty happy guy. I can’t imagine the world without him and while it’s the most exhausting thing I’ve ever done in my life, I love him with all my heart and wouldn’t change my days with him. 

Happy Birthday My Precious Presley