Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy One Week

Well, today our little man is one week old! The time has flown by. I almost want to go back in time and recapture every moment, even the crazy ones.
JT, you have brought a joy to our lives that we never thought we'd experience. The love I have for you overwhelms me and sometimes brings me to tears. I hope you know that when Mommy cries it's because I love you.
I love watching you explore your surroundings. I know you can't see well yet, but your little facial expressions are priceless. Sometimes you look annoyed and sometimes you look deep in thought. I think I caught a few smiles today when I sang to you!
Your little arms are your best friend. We noticed this during the sono, and it's funny to see it in real life. Your arms are never far from your face. You make the cutest poses and the other day you had your middle finger up at me when you were breastfeeding. You better be glad you're too young to get punished!
I try to sleep when you sleep, but most of the time I'm busy snapping pictures of you. You are just too cute for words and I still cannot believe you are part me and part your father.
You have him wrapped around your finger. The man who never uttered the word "cute" before now uses it at least 20 times a day. The man who plays rough with Sampson and Maya and your sister is so gentle when he changes your diaper (except when it's smelly...then he rushes through it). I see a side of him that I never saw before and it's because of you. He sees a side of me he never saw. Although, I know he's annoyed with my constant worrying, he knows I have your best interest at heart. He knows that you are the light in our lives. Because of you our marriage is stronger and I thank you for that.
I have benefited from you in my life as well. Even though it's only been a week, I now see myself as a stronger individual. I feel like I can tackle any challenge that comes my way. I never felt so empowered until now. I want to make you proud!
JT, you are so great! We love you so much. Your middle name means "Morning Star" in Arabic. I don't think we could've planned on a more perfect middle name. You came to us in the wee hours of the morning when the stars were still out. You are the star of our life!
Happy Birthday, Joel Tariq! We love you!

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