Friday, April 18, 2008

HAPPY BRITHDAY STRYKER!!!

Stryker is turning two today, and it's KILLING me. Why can't I just have one kid that stays small forever. It seems like time has just flew by, especially with him. I remember when I was pregnant with him, and I was so excited for the hospital stay. ( I know that sounds weird. But with three other kids at home, I knew that it was going to be some of the only time I would be able to spend with just him.) Well for those of you who don't know Stryker ended up being in Newborn ICU the whole time. So my hospital stay was very hard. I sat in a room by myself (Because people don't come visit you if they can't see the baby.) and listened to the crying baby next door. Needless to say I spent most of my time in a chair in Newborn ICU.



After four days he was able to come home. And since then time has just flew by. He was such a good baby, hardly ever cried, and was always so content. I think he just knew he had to be good, because I was always so busy with the other kids that crying would have gotten him nowhere.






Now he has turned into quite the hand full. I love the fact that he will always be my baby, no matter how big he gets. And I love that he can be just a little bit mean. (It's hilarious to watch.) And I like it that he doesn't talk very good, it makes him seem much smaller then he is. (It's kept him a baby a little longer.) He is such a good boy, loves his brothers and his sister. He plays so hard trying to keep up with them. He loves to be outside, or watching Cars. He is such a joy in are life, we are so blessed to have him.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY BOY!!!

We LOVE you more than words can say...

9 comments:

Cyndi said...

So Cute! it's amazing how fast they grow up! Happy Birthday Stryker!

THE PRINCE FAMILY said...

Happy Birthday to Stryker. That must have been so hard to have him in the ICU. I know what you mean about the hospital stay. I absolutely love that too.

Tiff said...

Happy Birthday buddy! We love you and can't possibly believe that you are 2 how time flies!

Kallas Family said...

Happy Birthday Stryker!! I can't wait to meet him.

Lid said...

I can't believe your baby is 2!! Time does fly. What a cutie!!

Ryan, Cami, Brytan & Ryder said...

Happy Birthday Stryker!!! I can't believe your baby is 2. They grow so fast.

Cori Simmons said...

CRAP! How did I forget! Of Course, I am the only family member in town the day of his birthday and I FORGOT! &%$*@! I suck! Sorry Hay!

It really made me cry to think of you alone in that sad hospital room all by your lonesome. I BET YOU WOULD GIVE ANYTHING FOR THAT NOW!

The Cloward Family said...

Josh and Hayley,

I still cannot believe how big all the kids are. It has been too long and we need to get together.

I would love for Jo to meet Hayley and the kids. After this week graduation will be over and summer will be here!

What a great little group. We will see you soon.

Cory & JoAnna

Ellery said...

Ohh my baby is almost 2!! It is so sad, but a really fun age. Sloane was in the nicu too. It's never fun. It's crazy for me to look at her and remember her that way in the hospital! Tell him Happy Belated Birthday from us! :)
Hey send me your email...I put some photos on my blog and found them on other people websites with links to my blog. so for now i am making it private. but check out some fun photos on it when you get time. my email is ellrob@comcast.net