Today is Andy's birthday. At 5:35pm a year ago, I finally got him out with the use of a vacuum. His head was the size and shape of an eggplant, and he was a squirmy, squished up little thing. We have a great video of him not long after he was born. Peter held him while I was doing all that afterbirth stuff, and Andy's looking around as if he's thinking "What the hell just happened and where am I?" It's so perfect.
To celebrate his birthday, Peter is getting cupcakes. Andy will have one, probably make a mess and get frosting in his hair, and I will take many pictures. I'm sort of glad we're away from most people we know on this important day. I know many people hold parties for their child's first birthday, but to me this should be a more private occasion. Andy being born was a private family moment, and I want to celebrate the same way. I want to focus all my attention on him, not guests and refilling drinks and oh look, the night is over and I've barely spent any time with my son. Tonight I will focus on him because really, today is all about him. Andy Day.
Because I like to brag about how my husband is super awesome wonderful perfect, I want to tell you what extra special thing he did. To celebrate me giving birth, I also received a present. Peter let me open it yesterday. He made me a book all about Andy's first year of life. There are tons of pictures, text he wrote, and it's perfect. And it's a real book too, not some photo album he threw together. All professional looking. A book all about my little man! There were pictures I forgot about, ones of me and Andy, Peter and Andy, Andy with grandparents, pregnant pictures, just everything was included. It is so special and perfect and so sweet of him to think of. He's been working on it for months too. I could not have survived the past year without all the love and support and help from Peter. He's been a damn good father and an even better husband, and I am so thankful that I have been lucky enough to share my life with him.
Andy's attacking the tv with a wooden spoon, so I must dash. Happy birthday pumpkin man!