So....this is Issei....9 years ago and just a few hours old. I remember being so incredibly antsy (despite being a bit drugged up!!) to be able to hold him after he was born, but had to wait a bit before that could happen. Issei was born C-section and due to some slight complications (nothing too terribly serious, stress on the "slight") he was in an incubator for a few hours. I remember just watching and listening to him breathe...he seemed so tiny. After waiting, what seemed all my life for him, he was finally here....
...and though he drives me absolutely crazy at times...he is still pretty damn precious to me.
Tonight we celebrated his birthday by going out for sushi...his request because he really wanted to "eat some expensive tuna"!!! Grandma Kozue joined us and we ate some good sushi for a really great price....gotta love those "conveyor belt" sushi places!!! (In Japanese, we say "kaiten sushi"!!) The plates just keep coming and coming and coming!!! :-D
We will be having birthday cake this weekend....am going to attempt a "cupcake cake"...Aunt Marcia (my "senpai" in the cake decorating world!!) sent me a couple of ideas...if it turns out okay, I'll post a photo or two!!!
Happy Birthday, Issei. We love ya!! :-D