Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Austin!

This picture was taken this summer! Such a fun-loving guy!

Here is the half-life pic. 2 1/2 and always smiling bright.

Darker times ~ This is Austin before they air-lifted him to Ann Arbor less than a day old. I don't have any other pics of him on the computer until he was 6 months old when we got our new digital camera. I don't know how that one is there but I definitely teared up when I found it while looking for pics last night. He is truly our miracle baby. I didn't know whether to post it as it's so rough. Hard to believe but we have even rougher pics of the poor little guy. He's definitely put us through a few scares but overall we are SO lucky that he is only mildly disabled and also that he even survived. Joe and I both thought he wasn't going to make it, and look at him now. Super FIVE!


My beautiful boy is 5!! And what a joy and amazing blessing he is!

13 comments:

sherri said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU cha cha cha HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU cha cha cha HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR AUSTIN cha cha cha HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
~LOL~ that's how they sing it in school....hehehe

I can't believe he is 5 already! I remember this day 5 years ago, as if it were yesterday! He most certinaly has come a very long way! Enjoy your day big boy! miss ya tons!

therealtommix said...

High five to Austin on his 'five' birthday! Blessings on this day and every day Austin! You bring joy to the faces of many people. Thank you!

Dawn said...

Thanks Sherri & Julie! It's been a great day! He's all about being the birthday boy. Too bad we are all too full from the Texan for cake. ;)

Thanks again for the birthday wishes!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday Austin - what an incredible smile - I guess it goes with an incredible little boy!

Amy said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Austin!!

Hope you enjoyed your day with families and the new movies!

* ~ *Jessica* ~ * said...

HOW WONDERFUL! What great pictures! I can't believe our little guys turned 5 this year. Gosh, time has just flown by.
Happy Birthday Austin (a few days late!)

Dawn said...

Thank you Barb, Amy, and Jessica! I appreciate the the great words about my boy!

Debbie said...

Great pictures and wow, definately makes you thankful when you see that birth pic. Surpringsly he doesn't look that little for how early he was. What was his birth weight?

Happy Belated Birthday Austie!

Dawn said...

Thanks Debbie - He was a huge preemie! 6lb9oz, 19 1/4" long. I definitely looked 9 months pregnant for him being so early. And yes, seeing pictures like that certainly remind me of all his early trauma which once fixed was a rapid recovery besides the CP. I took him home after only a little more than 2 weeks in the hospital. When they decided to deliver him they thought it would be at least a month. He really is a strong little boy.

Thanks again everyone for the well wishes. He had a great birthday!

Jill said...

How great is it that you can recall all the stages of Austin's life.

What a great child you have, we have all been blessed by his strength and growth over the years.

Hope he had a great Birthday!!

Dawn said...

Thanks Jill! I'm glad that he's brought such sunshine as well as much cringing laughter. ;)

Sheila said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Austin! Oh those pictures are hard to see. I have several of Malayna where she looks much like that. Our kiddos are such fighters! It's hard to believe how quickly the years pass.

Dawn said...

Thanks Shelia. I know our kiddos are a couple of tough cookies!