Correction, He's OUR Baby

Sometime before Micah happened, we were talking about whether or not we wanted 4 kids. In the end we decided to roll the dice and hope for another girl, but if a boy came up again we'd count our blessings and just be done. Once this great decision had been made, Sam looked at me and said, "and we won't spoil her just because she's the baby." To which I replied, "well, duh. It'll be our 4th child. When would you think I would have time to spoil her?" And I thought in my head to myself, "heh, we'll just see about that. Do you know how long it's been since I got to shop for little girly things?"



We found out early on that Micah was a boy, and the evidence grew more evident with each ultrasound picture we had done. The kid sat (laid?) for nearly a dozen photography sessions before he was even born. (And we weren't going to spoil him.) That was way more pre-birth pictures than the other kids had put together. But there was little worry that I'd spoil him. He'd be too busy running with the boys, and I didn't get to buy fun girly things for him, so Sam was safe in his declaration.



That all changed when Micah was 26 hours old. The doctor informed us that they were testing for Down syndrome, and our lives haven't been the same since. I carried our precious baby everywhere, held him while we watched TV in the evening, had a harder time letting friends and acquaintances hold him than I did the other kids, and generally mothered him with a passion every second of every day. Sam looked at me one night and said, "just because he has a disability doesn't change anything. We're still not going to spoil him." To which I replied, "of course we're not. I am."



As we were getting ready for bed before Micah's birthday, Sam asked if he should leave the chips on the counter since Micah loves them so much. That way he could have them for breakfast. I said, "may as well, that way he won't have to get them out himself in the morning. It is his birthday tomorrow, so it should be all about him." To which Sam replied with a laugh and an eye roll, "What are you talking about? It's all about him every day."



I think we did a stupendous job of not spoiling our baby. If I could reach, I'd give myself a pat on my back.

19 comments:

Nap Warden said...

Happy Birthday Micah!

...I don't know about chips for breakfast;)

Karen Deborah said...

He's so dad gummed cute and smart at getting what he wants; you were doomed. OF COURSE he's spoiled. That's been obvious all along, did you really think you needed to announce it? WE KNOW THAT!
Shoot if I was closer I'd come over and help you out with that!
BWAHAHA.
Just spoil the others too, they're ALL great kids.

justmylife said...

He is way to cute not to spoil! And YES to chips for breakfast! I love the cake. Are we sharing? ;)

Michelle said...

I love you comeback to Sam... so true, too. It looks like he had a good birthday. I hope you enjoyed it, too!

Andrea said...

Chips for breakfast!! Perfect! I think you have done a super fantastic wonderful job spoiling Micah and he deserves every bit of it. He is such a cutie!! I hope he enjoyed his breafast!!

Cecily R said...

Ummmm, I want to spoil that kid everytime I see him. I have no idea how you could not!

SunflowerMom said...

Looks like a wonderful birthday! Yep, he's the man!

Infrared Goggles said...

Awwww, Happy Birthday! Have to spoil the youngest, right? :)

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Happy birthday to your baby!

Think of it this way - you're just in training for being Grandparents! ;-)

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

My friend Laura once told me that it is impossible to spoil a baby. I think that counts for six year olds too!

CC said...

Great job. More back pats. ;)

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday Micah! And here's more pats on the back for his Mom.
You're a GREAT Mom from what I can see er, read.

I had Oreo's for breakfast this morning and it's not my birthday, does that make you feel better? It's GOOD to be spoiled once in a while. Okay, a lot all the time. :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Huge difference between spoiling and loving a child with every fiber of your being. Who couldn't with Micah?

Happy Birthday big guy!!!!

Flea said...

LOL!!! He's not spoiled. Ooohhhh no. Well loved. Yes. :)

Melissa said...

Uh, a little spoiling never killed anyone!! I could go for a little spoiling, too. Could you leave a bag a chips on my counter, too? :)

Happy Birthday, Micah!

Trannyhead said...

That last picture is THE CUTEST. I want a Micah hug.

Don Mills Diva said...

Happy birthday Micah - hope you enjoy many more years of mommy spoiling you!

JennyH said...

Really, how could you not spoil him!??

Nicki said...

Well, all kids need SOME spoiling... and Micah is the baby, so its inevitable!