Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Rajko!

One year ago today I was at the hospital having Rajko. My water had broken the night before, but I was in denial. I had a plan - and that plan consisted of having my baby on Friday, March 13th. As spoiled inside the womb as he is now, my Rajko decided he was coming on his own watch, and he was born on his due date: March 10, 2009.




I can't believe what a life-changing experience it is to have a child. I never imagined the intense love you can a mom can have for her child, or how protective I could ever feel about another person. Being a mom has brought me to understand so much more about love and patience, and really what I can really do when there's no other option - like operating on no sleep or doing a static arm curl with a 18 lb weight for 1 solid hr just to avoid waking a sleeping baby.

I can't believe my baby is ONE! So many fun things have happened in the past year, and we know there are so many more adventures ahead. We couldn't have hand-picked a better, sweeter, more laid-back, beautiful baby than we have. We love him so much and are so lucky to be his parents.

Happy Birthday, big boy!

15 comments:

Carlee Raymond said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAJKO!!!! I don't know what a static arm curl is exactly, but it still made me laugh! I know exactly what you mean, it's amazing the things you are able to do when you're a mother ;)

Michael & Mindy said...

I can't believe he's one! Is that weird for me to say since I don't even know him? haha. I think I've been looking at your blog since he was just tiny, so it doesn't seem like that could have been almost a year ago! Anyway...he is so cute!

Kati said...

WOW! I cannot believe it has been a year! He is such a beautiful baby and I can tell how much you guys adore him! He is a lucky little boy!

Happy Birthday Rajko!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful boy!!!! Of course he didn't have much chance with you two as his parents of being anything but beautiful. It's is good t follow your blog. I miss seing you around.
Aunt Dixie

Billie Jo said...

Happy Birthday baby boy! We miss you so much and wish we could celebrate this special day with you. We will call you and sing tonight. He is such a great mixture of your and Noah, it is so fun to see what a doll he is. I LOVE HIM!

Rasheta Family said...

Olivia wants me to write, "Baby Rajko, I like you." Now on to what I want to write... Happy Birthday sweet boy. We love you!!!! Can't wait to see you and celebrate with you, so get better quick!!

The Richards family said...

Oh Happy Birthday Rajko!! Way to go Mom and Dad! What a big day this is for everyone... ONE Year of a cute little family!!

The Fishers said...

Yea for Rajko!! Happy Birthday (future son in law). I really can't believe that he is one. What a lucky boy to have you and Noah as parents. We have been blessed to be around you as Rajko was born and as he grew up. We are missing you guys way to much and hope that we will be able to see you soon. Give that boy a hug and a kiss from Sadie ;) and a hug and kiss to both you and Noah.

Billie Sue said...

Grandma and Grandpa love this little boy and are so happy to have him as our little brown-eyed boy! We will plan on celebrating big-time when we arrive in a couple days. You are a beautiful little mother and Noah a kind, gentle daddy. Rajko is very lucky to have a wonderful grandma and grandpa who care for him daily and help provide so much love for a beautiful, little/big one-year old boy!

The DiStefano Family said...

Wow a year already! Happy 1st Birthday! How much fun that first year was huh? He is so cute! (Now time for baby #2. ;) Haha)

McNeil Family said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Rajko! I love that boy. We NEVER get enough of him. Give him lots of kisses from cousin Evan and Aunt Patrice.

Chelsea Johnson said...

Happy Birthday, big boy! We are so sad that he's sick, but hopefully today he's feeling better and can't wait for us to get there!

rachel and wes said...

Hey giselle! I love this post. You hit motherhood right on the button. Can you believe how fast that year flew by? So good news, Zurik finally figured out to crawl this past week! He is 13 1/2 months but he finally ventured out. He look like a caution baby giraffe and it's so cute and funny to watch him. So how far is Gilbert to Glendale? Cause my friend, we are headed your way for my husband to attend medical school at Midwestern University!

The Cox Family said...

Happy Birthday Rajko! It seems not that long ago that we were all at your baby shower. Time sure does fly by quickly! You guys are such cute parents and I am glad for your sake that he is such a mellow, sweet baby!

The Gunnerson Family said...

Too fast! It happenes too fast. I am so glad that we got to see you last weekend. Rajko is such a cuite! He really is SO handsome. I love the dark hair and eyes. Not to mention the beautiful olive complexion. I can't wait to see him more and more.