Today Michael turned 11 months old, which means we'll be celebrating his first birthday in just a few weeks.
Here's his one-month picture, in a preemie outfit that was a bit saggy and baggy on his tiny body:
Here he is today, sitting in the same chair, next to what now looks like an impossibly small article of clothing:
The picture does not seem to accurately reflect how little that sleeper is, it looks like doll clothes. I kept that one article of preemie clothing to help us remember how tiny Michael started out in this world.
And look at him now:
For so many reasons it doesn't seem right that he is nearly a year old. Our physical therapist keeps reminding me that I can't think of him as a one-year-old (despite his size!) for another several months. Maybe we should just have two celebrations, one on his calendar birthday and one on his adjusted birthday (May 6). Seems like a good reason to bring more cake into the world!