Happy 4th Birthday Alexander!

Alexander Bowman, wearing a Pottery Barn kids knights costume, and balloons and sword from PARTY CITY

Alexander Bowman, wearing a Pottery Barn kids knights costume, and balloons and sword from PARTY CITY

Alexander Bowman, wearing a Pottery Barn kids knights costume, and balloons and sword from PARTY CITY

Alexander Bowman, wearing a Pottery Barn kids knights costume, and balloons and sword from PARTY CITY

Alexander Bowman, wearing a Pottery Barn kids knights costume, and balloons and sword from PARTY CITY

 

The Birthday Boy: Knight costume: SIMILAR HERE

Stephany’s Choice: Dress: SIMILAR HERE // Shoes: ALDO

Michael’s Choice: Suit: SIMILAR HERE // Shirt: SIMILAR HERE// Shoes: SIMILAR HERE // Tie: SIMILAR HERE

Annabelle’s Choice: Dress: DISNEY // Bow: LIBBY LOU BOWTIQUE // Coat : SIMILAR HERE

Angelina’s Choice: Dress: SIMILAR HERE// Coat: SIMILAR HERE 

Happy 4th birthday to our darling sweet boy Alexander London Bowman.

We love you so much. You are beautiful inside and out. To know you is to love you. You have such a kind and generous sprit. I learn from your optimistic character everyday! You always say things like, ” well that was silly” and laugh things off when they don’t go your way. You celebrate the littlest milestones and victories-like finding a parking spot,” We love this spot right Mom?!” Or close calls,” that was lucky right?!”  😉

Today is your birthday and I’m thinking of the day you were born in London, England 4 years ago.

Your daddy and I left Annabelle at home with Grandma and took a London taxi to the hospital first thing in the morning. I had my hospital bag packed. I had just taken a shower and my hair was still wet.

It was a foggy and misty London day in January. The streets were quiet and the cab ride took less than 5 mins. We were so excited to meet you that we arrived to the waiting room early. Your lovely Doctor came over and introduced herself. It was the first time we met her. The whole surgery team was all women and they made us feel warm and comfortable. I was so excited and ready to meet you.

We were relaxed and happy.

I waited patiently on the surgery table. A little tug and a pull, then the first sign,”his head is larger than I thought” 🙂 Next thing you know this beautiful little red boy is waived across my body, and starts sailing around the room. Hardly any crying at all.

When they placed you in my arms I burst into tears. When we looked into each others eyes the world stopped. You were soft, you were sweet. We had already met. We had known each other for a long long time. Of course we shared the some body for almost a year. It was more than that.  We just looked at each other and there was such a calmness. It was love at first sight.

The nurses wheeled us into my room, with you in my arms. Daddy went to get Grandma and Annabelle. We worked on nursing and cuddling. You latched like a pro, haha. The nurse said,”he is very good at breastfeeding”. I was so proud of you already. You were tiny and sweet. A perfect weight and steadily growing. We spent the first two days at the hospital nursing and sleeping on repeat.

The first time we left our room was to visit the pediatricians office. I wheeled you over there in your little crib cart. You were all wrapped up in your swaddle like a burrito. Cozy,comfy and secure. The nurses loved you and helped me change your little nappy.

On the third and last day Daddy took Annabelle home and Grandma stayed with me while I signed all the check out papers. A nurse walked us down to the lobby. We put on your violet leopard print fleece onesie with a hoodie and hailed a London cab! “To Marlybone please, Sir!”

No wonder you love Taxis so much, haha.

Never forget that I will love you forever. You make me so proud, the world is better because you are here. I love being your mom.

Happy Birthday Alexander the Great.

Photography: The RetroPenguin

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