Monday, November 03, 2008

Happy Birthday my precious 2 year-old Owen Elijah!

***Updated to include fun facts about his 2 year check up;-)***

I sit here in awe of the blessing you life has been to me so far. Two years has gone by in a flash...but not without it's ups and downs. Oh how far you've come-it's surreal.

You were born on a Friday evening weighing in at only 2 pounds 13 ounces and a mere 14 1/4 inches in length. You shocked us then with how strong you were and you shock us now. Big gains this finally broke (and smashed) the twenty pound mark!!! Wa-who! You weighed a chunky 20 pounds, 11 ounces today-grow Owen, grow! You were 31 1/2 inches and have a noggin' of 48.3 cm. These are huge gains and an answer to prayer! Apparently your school can get you to eat what we can't at home;-) The doctors say you will not experience any catch-up growth now that you are 2 so let's prove em' wrong-again! You can do anything my big boy!

You can say words, even sentences. You have all but two of your baby teeth. You are running and trying so hard to keep up with your big brothers! You have no idea how your world will turn upside down in just months (when the new baby arrives).

On the way to your check up, I said "Look at the yellow trees Owen". You repeated "trees, el-o..." and then you pointed out more and more yellow trees. You are so smart!

You are a big hit at your school and have the teachers wrapped around your tiny little fingers. You have the most precious long white blonde hair that stands on end even just moments after it is smoothed down. You have an infectious laugh and an attitude that is bigger than life. You have proved that being a little guy WILL NOT leave you just work extra hard to keep up and even be ahead.

I thank the Good Lord for you and His blessing us with your precious life! You are an amazing little boy Owen Elijah and we love you soooo much!

XOXO, Mommy


Andrea said...

They grow up too fast (no matter their size)! Have a happy birthday Owen!

The Johnson Family 5 said...

Oh wow!! Happy 2nd Birthday little man (or big man...yaa on growing)!!! What a special day. Enjoy it and welcome to the terrible two'

Members said...

What a beautiful post! Owen is blessed to have you as a mommy.
And to Owen,
Hey buddy! I was there on the glorious day you were born. I witnessed a miracle as you were carried, breathing room air, by Dr. Chua from the surgery room to the NICU. Your auntie Heather and I praised God that He spared your life and then blessed it with 2 amazing years thus far. You are a ham...keep growing little boy and prove those Dr's wrong!!! With God all things will be possible in your life!!
Love you,

April said...

Happy Birthday Owen!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Owen! Eat lots of cake!

Tonya said...

Happy Birthday Owey!! You have grown so much and your keeping mommy on her toes!! Take it easy on her, she is adding a new brother or sister for you boys!