Monday, April 28, 2008

Yes, He's One...Officially!

My little One year old!!!!

Yesterday my baby boy officially turned one! It's hard to believe that a year ago I held this tiny miracle in my arms. I'll never ever forget the feeling of holding my first baby for the first time. Words cannot describe the emotions and immediate love you have for your child. I am one thankful, blessed Mommy. I guess this is my blog and if there's any day to brag on your child, it's on their birthday...right? We have been so blessed with a great, easy going baby! Now I know that my next one will probably give me fits, but I am thankful for this precious little content baby! Here are some things about Tripp:

* He's a happy baby 99% of the time. He wakes up happy and goes to bed happy. Those of you who know my boy can attest to this.

*He's a great sleeper and always has been. He goes to bed around 7:30 and wakes up around 8:30 or 9:00! I feel bad for sharing this because I know that everyone has not had this experience...but I'm sure my time is don't worry, when my next one doesn't sleep, I'll be sure to post about that!
*He takes two naps a day usually around 11/2 to 2 hours.

*He's not quite walking yet, but is so close. He will take about 4 steps and then fall to his knees and take off crawling. He is a FAST crawler! I think that's why he doesn't care too much about walking.

*He says Momma, Daddy, Papa, Milma (but really sounds like Mema), Ei-Ei-Oh, Uh-Oh (all the time), Yayyyyyy, and pretty much babbles all the time.

*He tries to mimic everything we do. Any faces we make or sounds. If we sneeze, he'll pretend to sneeze also. It's so funny!

*He loves to dance. Anytime there's music or we sing, he dances and raises one hand in the air like he's rapping.

*He loves Sesame Street and especially when Elmo comes on. He gets really excited and smiles at the TV. He also loves the Cedarmont Kids Praise DVDs. These are awesome and I highly recommend them (available at Lifeway Christian Bookstore). It's a bunch of kids singing nursery rhymes and praise music. He will watch the entire DVD twice.

*He has no fear and will dive off the bed, into the lake, or down the steps if we would let him!

*He LOVES bath time! He loves everything about it...even when we dump water over his head. He loves to dip his face in the water and try to drink it! He loves to scoot up and down the bathtub. And, he loves to splash of course!

*He's slowly but surely getting sign language. He can finally do all done! We are working on more, please, and thank you! Those are really the only ones I care about teaching him.

*He loves his John Deer tractor that Mimi and Papa gave him. He does NOT want to get off of it. When you sit on the seat, it makes a tractor noise like it's turned on. He loves it.

*He loves to wear hats! Mimi and Papa just bought him three new John Deer hats to go with his tractor.

*He loves his paci! He usually only takes it at night, unless we are traveling. The whole paci debate doesn't bother me at all. He loves it, and so do I! However, I probably will take it away around 16 months, or heck maybe when he's 2! Stay tuned!

David and I can't imagine our lives without Tripp. He's been a true joy in our lives. I call him my little miracle baby. I found out I was pregnant with him two weeks before my Dad passed away. My Dad wanted nothing more then for me to have a baby. I wanted him to know I was pregnant before he died. The doctors told me I was not ovulating and therefore could not get pregnant unless we started some medication. I knew Dad wasn't doing well and this scared me. The day I went to the doctor to start the medication, I asked the doctor to give me a pregnancy test. She kindly replied with "I'll be glad to, but you know there's really no way you can be pregnant". I said," I know, but I just want to put my mind at ease before I put all these drugs in my body." The test was negative. I left the doctor to start the regimen of medication. Two hours after I left, the nurse called me to say that she was cleaning up in the lab and noticed that my pregnancy test had a faint line on it. Long story short, I went back to the doctor for blood work. The result was David Lewis Corrie III! My Dad could not get out of bed at this point, but when I told him I was pregnant, he LEAPT out of bed and starting saying "thank you Jesus" over and over! Now, I cannot end this story without telling you about the stranger who came to my parents front door to pray for my Dad the day before my doctors appointment. (I was staying at my parents house all summer to take care of Dad) She said that God had told her to come and pray for my Dad and of course I let her in. After she prayed over my Dad, she left. I very clearly felt the Holy Spirit press upon my heart to go and stop her and ask her to pray for me and my situation. So that's what I did (which was way out of my comfort zone). We sat down in my parents front yard and she put her hand on my stomach and started praying. She very clearly said, "Father thank you for this child, I know you will grow them up to be a Godly follower of you." She continued to pray other things, but that was all I heard. You already know the rest of the story that Ishared above. The next day was my doctor's appointment.
I felt like I needed to share this with you all. The God of yesterday is still the God of Today. He is faithful and if it is HIS will, he will still preform miracles! So, know you know about my little miracle baby. He is a gift from my Lord and we love him with all of our hearts.

I'm so thankful for this first year of life with my little boy! I love you Tripp!


Ang said...

oh, teg!!! how could tripp NOT be a 99% happy and content baby with you as his mama and david as his dad!!! I want you two as my parents!!! i am so thankful that another strong man of God is in the making!!! love you, guys soooo much!!!

Darby Stickler said...

What a precious boy! What precious memories! Thanks for sharing!!!

The White Family said...

Tegan, I cried all the way through that. Your dad was so special to all of us and I am sure that he is rejoicing with our awesome Father in heaven over your son. How beautiful. God is sooooo good, what a wonderful way for him to bless your father before he died. I am going to share this post with my mom, I know she will love it!

The Hams said...

Tegan, What an amazingly beautiful story! I am so glad that you shared that - God's timing is truly perfect and Tripp is such a special blessing for you and your family. Congratulations on a wonderful first year and many, many more to come!

Lindsay said...

Tegan, what a beautiful story! I'd never heard that! I'm so glad you have such a wonderful memory of telling your dad you were pregnant. I know you miss him so much, and I do too, especially on days I go back to visit Mom and Dad's church and I look over wanting to see his smiling precious face. Thank you for sharing that story, it was a blessing!

elizabeth cameron said...

he is precious tegan! thank you for sharing your sweet story about your dad. i'm sure tripp will love hearing these wonderful stories as he grows up.

Kitty Brown said...

Happy birthday, Tripp! What a great post, Tegan.

kflyingcircus said...

Tegan, that was precious! Tripp is adorable and I loved how you shared those special memories about your Dad. I hope that our little guys will get to play together someday (Jack turns 1 on May 1st). We really miss you guys. Happy Birthday Tripp!

Shannon said...

Tegan, wow! That is incredible! Thank you for sharing that! What a miracle. The pictures of Tripp as a newborn are precious. You wouldn't think from looking at those that he could get any cuter, but he has! He is just precious. Happy Birthday Tripp!

kinsey said...

what an incredible story...thanks for sharing and you are such an inspiration for so many.

Courtney said...

happy birthday tripp! he sounds like such a sweetheart. and what an amazing story, tegan! i got chills as i read about that woman praying for you in your front yard. you are blessed, and i know your dad is rejoicing right now!

whitney burrough akin said...

what a great post! and special boy! happy birthday tripp! teg, hope you guys had a fun time in atlanta.

Valerie said...

I can't believe he's one! It seems like only yesterday that we were in the hospital waiting for this little miracle! He's beautiful and so are you all as a family. Love you guys.

mamahenn said...

Tegan- That was the most amazing story I have heard in a while. I love that you stopped a warrior of prayer to stop and pray for you. I think that TRipp is a miracle and such a wonderful addition to the Corrie Family!! I am so sorry to hear about your Dad- I know that must have been hard for you.
I love your blog- hope that we can get together soon, I hope!! Melanie

Una said...


That is a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it. I said it before & I will continue to say it I am so thankful to God for allowing our paths to cross.