My Baby is Five

Five years ago this morning, the perfect delivery I had planned took a frightening twist and my son was born via emergency c-section.  He was blue, unresponsive, and rushed to the NICU where his daddy was able to take the first pictures of him hours later.

Despite his time in the NICU, he thankfully nursed like a champ.  This was a gift after the experience I had with my daughter who was two months premature and never able to breastfeed.  My pediatrician recommended that I let him nurse on demand.  And he demanded. Check out my breastfed boy at nine months…

Even though he never slept (really…never) and learned to pull his big sister’s hair even before he learned how to walk, he was the happiest baby boy in the world…

And that happy baby grew up quickly to become a happy pre-schooler who goes with the flow whether we’re stuck on the tarmac for two hours or riding the carousel in the Magic Kingdom hours past his bedtime…

And then somehow, when I wasn’t paying attention, he grew up.  Today my baby turns five and to add insult to injury, it is also the day that I’ll enroll him in kindergarten for the fall.  Even though it breaks my heart to see him growing up so quickly, I am so proud of the little boy he has become – smart, considerate, playful, and yes, still happy – and I look forward to watching him continue to grow into a young man.

Leave a Reply


  • Happy Birthday to your son!! Sounds like it was a scary event at first, so glad all turned out well!

  • Sara @Doodle741

    Happy birthday, Noah!!! 🙂 Have a great day!

  • Happy birthday to your not-so-little boy!

  • Happy Birthday little man! Amy mine just turned 5 last month. She will start kindergarten too. 🙁 They grow so fast. Oh and WAY TO GO on breastfeeding! It’s hard when you have obstacles like that. We did the same with Myles. <3 ya girl!!!

  • I’m so emotional today and this made me teary!!! Beautiful tribute to your little man!! Happy celebrating.

  • Happy, Happy Birthday!! Oh, soooo sweet!! Beautiful post. You know….you could always homeschool 😉

  • Mine too, this fall. I am glad I have a little one otherwise, I would have been quite sad. How time has flown!

  • hope he has a fun birthday 🙂 Looks like a happy healthy fella!

  • MY son is 3 and I still can’t believe it. I dunno what I am going to do when he is 4. When did this happen?

  • Happy Birthday to your adorable boy! My daughter turned 5 last December and will be going to Kindergarten this fall as well.

  • trishden

    Happy Birthday to your Miracle baby. Hold on to these times because they go by way too quick, I know, my little guy is now 20! I remember his first day of kindergarten, I cried after the bus picked him up. I’ll cry again I’m sure, probably at his college graduation.

  • jan

    Awwww…he is so beautiful, happy birthday to him! you’re going to have a whole flock of little kindergarten girls at your door, he’s such a handsome little guy!

  • Happy Birthday! Love that sweet face!!

  • He’s beautiful Amy! Congratulations – to both of you – on his birthday 🙂

  • Charity S.

    Such a cutie! Happy Birthday

  • He doesn’t look 5-but it could just be that my son is older so they all look young.
    He’s a cutie!!
    Happy Birthday ‘Big Guy!’

  • Jessika

    My oldest just turned 5 on May 4th. My youngest is 8 months and I can totally relate to the pulling of hair.