I remember that August day like it was yesterday. Christian and Aubrey picked me up from Victory (I was teaching at the time) and we rode together to Angel Prints. It was such a huge day for us...finding out what our new baby's gender would be. I was convinced I was having another girl...already excited for Aubrey to have a sister. As I lay on the table, just our little family in the room, the sonographer says, "hey there little buddy" and I immediately felt my stomach drop. No way I was having a boy. I just couldn't wrap my head around the thought of having a little boy. I shamelessly admit that I wept...just cried because I had so badly wanted another girl. I will admit that I ruined the entire celebration for Christian and Aubrey and I selfishly pouted for days. I don't know why I was so scared to have a boy...probably just the unknown, but I spent most of my pregnancy disappointed and upset. However, the minute that baby boy was laid in my arms...all those worries, fears and disappointments instantly disappeared. Replaced with a new, unimaginable love for that little guy... my Weston Hayes was perfect in every way. I see now that God knew exactly what our family needed. He knew we needed an easy going, smart, sensitive, lovable little boy to join our family. I can't imagine having another girl...I just simply adore my boys.
Weston is the smartest little guy you will ever meet. When you talk to him, you may as well be talking to a 10 year old. His wisdom and vocabulary far exceeds his age. Weston is the most laid back, easy going little guy ever. He goes with the flow and flies under the radar for the most part. I have to make extra efforts to pull him aside and love on him because he is so good about just being content and sometimes he can get lost in the chaos of our family. I love that Weston isn't crazy active or rough...he is the perfect mixture of boy but oh so sweet. He has such a compassionate heart and he loves and adores his mama like crazy. He always tells me I'm beautiful and that he loves me the most.
Weston goes to bed easier than pie...I literally have always just laid him in his bed and he will not budge...just goes right to sleep. It is such a breeze when it comes to naps and bedtime with him.
Weston started mother's day out this year and is doing great in his class. It really helps a lot that he has Aubrey at the same school with him...gives him that security that he needs. Weston loves movies and could watch TV all day if you would let him. Nothing makes him happier than snuggling up and watching the IPad for hours. He loves PJ Masks, Beat Bugs, Spiderman, Batman, Ninja Turtles and anything boyish. Again, I love that he is all boy, but also the most tenderhearted and gentle little guy ever.
Weston Hayes...you are such a delight to me and no one can make me laugh like you do. My love for you is so deep that I can't even put into words how much you mean to me. I know God Himself formed you into the most perfect combination of strength and sweetness. You have taught me more in your little life than anyone else. I've learned through you that God knows exactly what He is doing and the gifts God gives us are far greater than anything we can picture for ourselves. I said I didn't want a boy. I said I didn't want a red head...my oh my was I mistaken. You are everything and so much more than I could ever have wanted. You are exactly what I needed and exactly what I wanted..it just took holding you in my arms to know what perfection was. Having a little boy is one of the greatest journeys I've gotten to experience and I am loving every single moment with my little guys. You make me so proud Weston...I can't wait to see what you accomplish and the amazing things you will do. Your potential is endless and I know you will surpass every expectation I could possibly dream up for you.
Happy 3rd birthday to my angel boy.