Ohhhh I can’t believe you are getting ready to turn ONE!!! Wow!!! Time has certainly moved fast this year. I talk about you on the blog but not a lot of personalized post, I guess it’s because it’s hard to do with not having your brother here to talk about the two of you together…
Okay so where do I start! You are my little man, I stay boo’ed up with you more than Daddy! One good thing is it makes Emma a little jealous so now she doesn’t give all the love to just Daddy but I get equal amount of love now…you know she’s a Daddy’s Girl and that’s okay…because you are Mommy’s Little Man. I know they say the mother/son bond is strong but I like to think of ours a little stronger…I spent 9 months with you and your brother in the womb and we created a bond, but once he passed it was like he took a piece of all of us with him, and as a coping mechanism I spoiled you a little extra. We bonded a little more, some nights you tossed and turned all night and I wondered if you were longing for your brothers body to cuddle up next to, when you couldn’t get comfortable eventually I would grab you and snuggle and that seems to be the next familiar body, currently you sleep half way through the night in your own bed then move in on Mommy and Daddy…and as long as you we in the middle feeling the warmth of both of us all is good in your world.
In all of my ultrasounds with you all, you were always my little aggressive twin. And you have proven to be that same little one now….you go HARD all day…unless you are sleep! You are the size of a 2 year old (literally) and you will crawl and climb but not quite interested in walking just yet, and that’s fine but you are killing our backs! LOL! You are my big little baby, you love music and you dance no matter what type of music it is; gospel, hip hop, commercials…if it has music you are dancing and clapping. You flirt with all the ladies when we are out and about, and that started pretty early…so I’m already afraid of these teenage years coming.
Daddy wants you to be his football player…well just an athlete like he was, and although you only chew on the football now you have shown to be a little tank, so I know sports are in your future! I love your relationship you have with Daddy…how you crawl up to him when he comes in after work, and whine like you have been mistreated all day…LOL! You expect to stay with him for at least 45 minutes when he comes home from work and if he puts you down you FLIP OUT!
You and Emma are best friends, sometimes I get teary-eyed just watching you two together. Looking in the rear view mirror while driving and seeing you two sleep but holding hand…I Love It!!! But then there are times you two roughhouse, and although Emma is a girl and can hold her own you play like two little boys…you pin her and she comes back and does the same to you.
Mommy and Daddy couldn’t be more happy to be chosen as parents for you, Emma and Darrick II…we thank God daily for your development, and how much of a happy baby you are. You and your brother completed #TeamGodbott, and we couldn’t be more grateful!
And with your birthday coming up, and even with feeling like a piece of me is missing I as your mom will do the best to make sure this birthday is perfect and not a sad day due to missing your brother!
I love you DJ, Daddy loves you, Emma loves you…but most of all God loves you! And I can’t THANK HIM enough for blessing us DOUBLETIME!!!!