My sweet Jiovan. where do I begin?! I love you so much! You were not a planed baby but I would never call you a mistake! We were on Vacation in Dominican Republic for the first time, I wasn't feeling well and I thought it was because I had drank some of the water from the tap while brushing my teeth. Though when we returned we realized you were coming. Papi was so excited, I remember I told him while he was practicing volleyball at BYU and he screamed it to the team. I wasn't so sure about you coming, I was nervous and didn't know if I was ready to be your Mami.
You didn't seem so sure of coming into the world either. You were one week late though this was good because Papi was playing volleyball matches with his team in Hawaii.
I went into the hospital on the night of the 23rd. They gave me some medicine to help you come but sent me home for the night. The next morning we went in bright and early to get some more medicine. You still didn't seem to want to come out. The doctors ended up having to cut you out of my tummy.
We were so excited to see you. Our precious baby boy! 9 lbs and 7 oz 22 inches long. We were the most perfect baby! You never cried unless you were hungry and even then it was more of a coo. Right away you were a Papi's boy. You loved to fall asleep on his chest. (you still do). You loved to eat! you ate so much! We asked the doctor if we should limit you but he said you were fine. at your 3 month check up you weighed 21lbs. YOU WERE HUGE! We loved all your rolls! We can not love you more! I can't believe you have been with us for 3 years!
Some of the things you like right now are:
Airplanes. you love airplanes. You can hear them and love to point them out in the sky. You never miss one.
You like riding your scooter and you have been able to ride is for over a year now.
You love to color, and play with cars. You love playing with Papa's Chevron cars. You are a picky eater. If you don't like what we are having for dinner you will pass even though you can't eat anything else. You go to bed without.
You love Corbin. You like to pick on him but if he's sad your right by his side. You always hear him first when he wakes up from naps.
You love the water, doesn't matter if it is the ocean, a pool, the splash pad or the bath tub. You are a little fish. You were never afraid to put your head all the way under water.
You know almost all of your ABC's but if I'm quizzing you, you like to tell me they are different letters. Though if I tell you it is a different letter you always correct me.
You know your colors and most of your shapes.
You always through your trash away even if you're playing outside, you'll bring it in. (I love this)
Your favorite cartoons are The Micky Mouse Clubhouse and Little Einsteins.
You love playing with your cousins and Always want to go play with Uncle Josh.
You love your brown checkered Vans. *you are on your 3rd pair
You always have to have a love and a kiss (usual multiple times) before falling asleep.
And you usually rather me fold your blanket up and you hold on to it rather than being covered with it. You sleep with no covers at all.
You are so polite. You always say please and thank you, Bless you, and You're welcome.
I love your smile and your contagious laugh. and your long curly hair. I can't go anywhere without people stopping me to say how cute you are! We are so lucky you chose us to be your parents!
This is your First "bike" you were about 6 months old.
And your precious blanket
You Hate being dirty. . .maybe this is why:) we were camping at Coral Pink Sand dunes
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