At 12:05 p.m. today, my son, Jacob, officially turns 5.
It seems like only yesterday that I spent four, grueling hours pushing to deliver him on a grey December day. And how everyone was surprised that he was a 9 lb. baby with a Charlie Brown-sized head...which explained why the delivery took so long! :)
I can distinctly remember my friend, Brandee, taking this photo of me and Jacob in the spring of 2007 when she was visiting North Carolina from Chile. She recently sent it to me when she was going through her email and I'm glad she did. We don't often look at baby pictures as life is busy these days, but it was a sweet reminder of just how precious Jacob was as an infant.
Now, that little baby is a spirited, bright, outgoing boy who runs full-tilt boogie to do most things, loves building with Legos, and has already lost his first tooth. Oy!
There's an adage about motherhood that says, "the days are long but the years are short." As Jacob gets older, I feel the years ticking right along. And now it seems the days are getting shorter, too. I won't worry about that (too much) today--instead we'll celebrate our big boy's milestone birthday with family and a homemade cake.
Happy Birthday, my sweet Jacob Cole!