Friday, June 22, 2007

Three! It's a Magic Number

Darwin, ::sigh:: today you are three years old.


That's officially not-a-baby-anymore, despite the fact that you refuse to use the potty and you're still a running pooper.


And a massive punk.


I should have realized what a punk you would be when you were still in my belly. You tried to come at 22 weeks. Which resulted in a hospital stay, horse pills and bed rest. Then, an hour after you were born the nurses took you to the NICU. A few hours later, a doctor told us you wouldn't make it through the night.


But you did. And then never figured out what was wrong with you.

Within a month you were visiting tons of doctors and no one could figure out what new thing was wrong with you -- a massive rash all over your body. By six months, we had figured out you were allergic to everything in the Universe. Duh. And so began our adventures in allergies. Had it not been for you, I may have never discovered my allergy to wheat and would continue to live my life in constant pain. Thanks for that gift.

At 15 months old you had your horrible eye accident. I knew you'd be fine, and you are. Yeah, okay -- you're blind in your left eye and that sucks ass. But you didn't have have brain damage and your third cyatic nerve regenerated so most people can't even tell. And you don't notice the difference either, except for the few occasions your left shoulder runs into something.


And the massive punkiness continues.


You are obsessed with all things music. Unless, of course, I'm singing along. Then you yell, "No! Mommy! I no like it!"

Gee, thanks.

You particularly love to rock out to Hard-Fi, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Bloodhound Gang, Arctic Monkeys and Amy Winehouse. They're not sending you to rehab, no, no, no.


When you get excited about something, you march around the house and pump your arms and chant, "Oh yeah, oh yeah," like rock on, dude.

And whenever you hear something you like (like, oh, say, I'll make you another bottle), you clap your hands and shout, "Bravo! Bravo!"

You like all things boy -- sharks, dinosaurs, elephants, cars and legos. That is, when you can sneak them away from your brother.


Thanks for choosing me as your mom. Happy birthday sweetie.

37 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

OH my he's the cutest punk ever!! Happy Birthday YEAH YEAH YEAH. And stay out of rehab dude.

kristi said...

Awww, happy birthday, Darwin. You are one tough little punk!

kirsten said...

a happy happy birthday to a happy little guy. i hope it's a good one.

Ali said...

Happy birthday Darwin - may you never outgrow the punk phase.

amy h said...

Happy birthday to Darwin! Happy, happy, joy, joy!

kirsty said...

Happy Birthday cutie patootie!

Amy said...

Happy birthday Darwin you punk! I LOVE THE NEW BANNER.

dee said...

what a cutie!! Happy Birthday Darwin, you're gonna be a heartbreaker someday!

Angelina said...

Happy birthday Darwin!!

I didn't realize he was so blond. How did I miss that obvious fact?

Chickenbells said...

Happy Birthday big boy! Give 'em hell, you little punk (except for your mom, cause' she's so cool!)

lera said...

Happy birthday, big-boy Darwin! You're three!

(I think it's about time for you to have a baby brother or sister.)

Stacy said...

I think my three year old likes your three year old. :) He's terribly adorable.

oilclothjunkie said...

That little dude stole my heart when he asked me to watch "Max and Ruby" with him. You're a lucky Mama, but you already knew that.

Alicia A. said...

Happy birthday to the sweetest punk I know! Rock on, little man.

Chara Michele said...

Happy Birthday Darwin!

Heidijayhawk said...

what a sweet punk of a boy!! when you go through so much with them (parker had heart problems)the punkiness seems so much sweeter. happy birthday sweet boy! good job mama!

Kristy said...

Happy birthday punk!

Marsha said...

That is so sweet. Your life is going to get easier every single day now, until the boys take care of you and you sit around crafting, while they bring you lunch on a plater.

Mirre said...

Happy birthday, Darwin!
I hope you'll have a wonderful day!

heatherfeather said...

happy birthday little dude, oh yeah, oh yeah!

Keri said...

Awwwww.....that's so sweet!! And he's gonna be a lady killer when he grows up!!!!

Happy Birthday Darwin!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Darwin! You're in the big leagues now!

Emy said...

Happy Birthday cutie!

nuttnbunny said...

Here's to the best little punky punk ever!

Tom said...

ADORABLE! You're a good mom.

Soo said...

He's just adorable (in a punk kind of way!)...Happy Happy Birthday little man!

Strikkelise said...

Happy Birthday, handsome punk!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday little man! Rock on punk. :)

luckybeans said...

Happy birthday punk! Man, you make us all smile. If only we could have one big jam session with you-- I am dying to check out your moves.

jenijen said...

Happy Birthday, Little Punk!

beki said...

Happy Birthday, Darwin!

Dawn said...

Awww, are you getting all sentimental on us? lol ;p

Happy Birthday (a little late) Darwin! Rock on with your punk self.

Mebsmommy said...

Love, love, love, love, love your post. Happy Birthday Darwin! Great pictures......you can really see his personality in them.

Eren said...

Happy Birthday sweet little Punk! Hope it was a good one! (pppst, I think you should get your hair shaved into a mohawk or something to celebrate the occasion). And congrats mama for surviving all that is motherhood. You do it well.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Dawin! (Damn cute boys - have I mentioned that?)

monica said...

he's gorgeous! (must be the genes...) and happy birthday dude!

TinkerBlue said...

Happy Belated Birthday to one real cute punk.