My baby boy turned 3 today! As my heart recalls how it grew that day, my mind recalls the events as if it were yesterday.
We had a small get together with family and made some wonderful memories. We enjoyed a simple brunch on the front lawn followed with, of course, CAKE!
He has grown so much especially this past year. He has turned from a small child to a full on toddler! There are so many emotions that come in this season of my life, as my children grow, become more independent, and remind me that life is flying by. I have, of late, decided to make a consorted effort to slow down and enjoy these days. I know they will not last.
So, Mr. Finn, as of 11:57 p.m. you arrived into our life. You made our family 4, and you changed our lives. Finn, the things I remember when you were born are so clear in my mind. I remember that moment that your Daddy looked at me and said, "It's a boy." I was so happy and so elated. Then they put you in my arms....tears rolled down my cheeks and I knew, at that very moment, that you had stolen a piece of my heart and I would never get that back. I knew that I had connected with you that very moment our eyes met....I knew that my life was forever changed by such a small little man. I knew that some day, unintentionally, you would break my heart. I knew...I just knew that you were our little Mr. Finn.
You have proved to me that all of these things are true and more. Not one day has gone by that has been uneventful. You have proven to be "all boy," as I say, and have not slowed down since the day you arrived. Finn, we love you.
Written by Alicia Overby - Founder & President of Baby Elephant Ears
Alicia is wife, mother, and creator of Baby Elephant Ears. Baby Elephant Ears was created out of parental concern, not financial desire. In 2005, when their second child was an infant, he cried all the time and just couldn't seem to get comfortable.
After seeking advice and suggestion from the medical community and alternative medicine, they eventually ended up in the chiropractors office where their baby was successfully treated for a subluxation, discomfort most likely the result of the strain during labor, which was now being exacerbated by the normal lack of infant neck strength. Only proper neck, head, and back alignment would offer him relief. When they couldn't find a product to give their baby the necessary support, Alicia took matters into her own hands and crafted her own infant support pillow. The first Baby Elephant Ears was born!
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