Sunday, June 17, 2012

Nolan is 2!

At times it feels like just yesterday I was pregnant and counting down the days to Nolan's birth. And at others, I can't imagine my life before I became a mother. It's unbelievable that 2 years ago, on June 15th, I was rushing into the hospital to deliver my first child. I was anxious, nervous, scared, yet prepared. I know that everyone who has been pregnant wishes they could fast forward through the last few weeks of pregnancy (that's when I REALLY popped). I wasn't due for another week, so I felt lucky that I could be meeting my son that day. I was also unsure if I was actually in labor. Nonetheless, I was admitted into labor and delivery. This was the real thing! I felt like this was no big deal and that I could handle this. Then it got painful! I experienced the most excruciating pain for a short hour, before I got my epidural, but it felt like an eternity. My labor was 8 hours in total, with only an hour of pushing. Nolan Myles was born on June 16, 2012 at 4:11am weighing 7lbs 14oz. He was absolutely perfect.

It's amazing to think that my bouncing baby boy is now a rambunctious busy toddler. It's hard to process this information. I have been a mom for two years! We celebrated this past weekend the 2nd birthday of our baby boy! We invited his friends, our friends, and family and celebrated his birthday at our house. We celebrated his 2nd birthday in style. He is obsessed with Cars 2, particularly Mater. We have a dozen Mater cars kicking around our house. Even one he can ride on. As you can probably guess, we chose a Cars themed birthday! He was geeked! Everything was racing, Cars, and red/black/white. It was so fun. He had so many people come and help celebrate and got so many great things!Just a warning, this blog post is a picture frenzy (thanks to the help of Allyson, Adam, and Angie)!
I made this yard sign!

Also made the bunting and sign here (bunting was cut by Allyson and my mother-in-law)

Garage set-up

bunting and gifts

Stoplight rice krispies

Racing trifle

Oil dipsticks and spare tires


Nolan in his car

Handmade shirt by my mother-in-law

Allyson and Khloe


Noland and I opening his gifts

Kali drawing

Ryenn and Uncle Matthew

Mom, Jessi, Lily, Blake, and Tiffany

Rebecca and my mother-in-law, Susan

Ryenn in the skirt I made her


Cake made by my mother-in-law

Nolan's smash cake!

Khloe blowing bubbles

Eating cake off of his cars

Loving his cake cars

Everyone watching Nolan open his gifts! Thanks daddy for the panaorama picture -love, Nolan!

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