Three years ago today, Erin and I were heading to Richmond, KY to the hospital. Unlike when our daughter came things this time were scheduled out to the minute and we knew that in a few short hours we would be meeting our son. We checked into the hospital at 9:30 am and by 1 pm our little boy had arrived. Judah Andrew Owens was a healthy little boy weighing over 9 lbs with a full head of dark hair.
Three years later Judah still has a full head of hear only a little more blonde and a whole lot more curly. He is truly one of the sweetest kids you could ever meet. He loves his elephants, Winnie the Pooh, Baymax, and telling everyone how much he likes to “move it, move it!” While he definitely get’s his looks from my wife’s side of the family there are definitely sure signs that he is my boy. He can be stubborn, sleep through anything, loves his popcorn and pizza, and unfortunately for him has my big head that doesn’t always want to go through the neck hole of his shirts!
Perhaps the biggest thing that has happened this past year is the improvement in his speech. Judah has not progressed as fast in his speech as his sister did or a lot of the other kids near his age, but he is finally starting to slowly put together his sentences. The best sentence of all though, was a few weeks ago when I was putting him to bed and he said “Love you Dad.”
God has blessed me with an adorable, sweet, funny, cuddly, full of energy little boy. I can’t wait to see how he is going to grow and change in year 3!