Today my baby boy registers for kindergarten.
I still remember the morning I stood in the shower with my hand on my belly crying and saying, "I'm going to be somebody's mom."
I remember that moment in the hospital when Steve had gone to sign the discharge papers at the nurses station and I stood next to Sam's bassinette thinking, "Oh my God, they're going to let us go home with him. He is OURS."
I remember that morning when I yelled to Steve to wake up...to come to the living room...to see our son's first smiles.
I remember the middle of that night when we were all three in tears because we hadn't slept in what seemed like weeks.
I remember that afternoon when he rolled off the couch and I called Steve in hysterics.
I remember his first real food was Oreo Blizzard from Dairy Queen, snuck to him by his Daddy in the back seat of the silver Chevy Cavalier.
I remember those first attempts to sit up...and thud of his large head on the carpet when he fell.
I remember that game of drop the pacifier and say 'uh-oh' as we tried to do our shopping in Walmart.
I remember that first trip to the zoo on his first birthday...the day he learned to wave hi and bye.
I remember dancing around the living room with him in my arms to Country Music Television.
I remember, "No pity!" and "Go Rockies!" yelled from the back seat.
I remember that first trip to daycare.
I remember when he couldn't say "truck" and we all laughed at the embarassment caused by his use of "f" in place of "tr."
I remember the Wiggles Christmas video.
I remember painting together and him making less of a mess than Steve.
I remember the moment he walked into the hospital room after we said goodbye to Alex...that hug...and I knew I would make it through for him.
I remember that face when we went for a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine.
I remember that first scribbly S written on a scrap of paper.
I remember his announcement that he had a "little girlfriend Ashley."
I remember him telling me he's not a baby anymore, he's a big kid...but agreeing he would always be MY baby.
It all happened so fast...