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Happy Birthday to My Sweet Baby Boy

Feb 16, 2012

I don’t even know where to begin this post. I just went went back and read my post on Sterling’s Birthday last year (Here) and it brought a tear to my eye. I can not believe my baby boy is turning two today. Two years ago at 9:46 am on this day I welcomed the most precious bundle of joy into my life.

Every day I am amazed that Matt and I created this perfect little boy. Being a mother to Sterling is such a blessing. I knew my life would change when I had a child but I never understood the extent of how much you can love something until Sterling came into my life. Being a mother is quite possibly the hardest yet most rewarding job ever. I have never laughed and cried so hard in the last two years. My days are filled with far more worry than before but I would not change it for a minute. I thank God everyday for gifting me with this bright, smart, and handsome baby boy. His laughter and smiles fill my heart with so much joy sometimes I feel like it might burst. My day is not complete until I walk in and check on my little man sleeping. There is something so special about seeing your child sleeping so peaceful. I walk in and look at him and feel like the luckiest mom alive.

This year has brought many changes since last year. My little man is a talking machine. He likes to repeat everything we say even bad words! And when he says “Frog” It does indeed sound like a bad word. He loves his Popsicles and Lollipops, they are his favorite “treats” as he calls them. He is quite the artist, loves to paint and color. He greets me every morning with a huge smile and “hi” when I come to get him out of bed. He loves to wear socks on his hands kind of weird but also kind of cute at the same time. His favorite foods are yogurt and oatmeal. I think he would eat breakfast for every meal if he could. He is beyond obsessed with the show “Little Bear” on Nick Jr. We watch an episode every morning when he gets up, it is our cuddle time. He loves to shop and wear my jewelry around, which secretly makes me smile because I know he is my child! He is the most loving little boy ever, always ready to give a hug, especially when you tell him “no.”

Happy Birthday to my sweet son. Sterling, you are the light of my life and I am so proud to be your mom. You have infinitely made me a stronger and better person. I look forward to each and every day we spend together. You bring more love and happiness to my life than you will ever know! I love you to the moon and back again a million times over.



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  1. He is so precious, I can't stand it! Hope he (and you) have a wonderful day, what a special celebration!

  2. Sara Mueller says:

    Happy birthday to your handsome little man!

  3. Jill says:

    Happy Birthday little Sterling! Children are the greatest gift from God!!

  4. He is such a beautiful boy. Happy Birthday Sterling!

  5. How precious!! I, usually don't "fall" for all the mushy sayings we see on pinterest these days but that elephant one really caught my attention. I have a little boy as well, who will be two in a month, so I totally get what you are saying.

    Happy Birthday to your little man!!

  6. Cheryl E. says:

    Very sweet post. Happy B Day Sterling.

  7. What a sweet post. He is lucky to have such a great momma! And what an adorable little boy!! Happy Birthday Sterling!

  8. Natalie – what a beautiful post. Made me tear up. Being a mom myself I know exactly how you feel. Many blessings to you all on his birthday!

  9. What a sweet post! Sterling is beyond precious, happy birthday to your little man!

    Go eat lots and lots of cupcakes!

    Love, your friends Wells & Tag

  11. Sylvia says:

    Happy birthday Sterling. this post pulled at my heart. Im snuggling with my 17 month old son as we speak. I can relate. I love your blog!

  12. I've said it many times before, but he is just the cutest little thing ever! I can't imagine what it must feel like to be a mom (not yet, anyway), but I know your heart must be full today. πŸ™‚



  13. He is so handsome!! Happy Birthday!

  14. How sweet! I just love this post. Happy 2nd Birthday, Sterling!

  15. So sweet. Reading this made me tear up too. Children as such a blessing and we are so very blessed!!!!

  16. megan says:

    Happy Birthday, to the cutest little 2 year old! I love that he still has the bottom pouty lip that he had in his baby pic. πŸ™‚

  17. Happy Birthday to Sterling! He is so precious!! Your birthday message to him is the sweetes thing ever. What a lucky little man to have you as a momma. Enjoy this special day!!

  18. Happy Birthday Sterling!! You are blessed! What an adorable little boy!

  19. Nat says:

    Happy Birthday Sterling!! What a sweet sweet post, he is just too precious!

  20. What a touching post! Great writing and happy birthday Sterling!!

  21. Hannah says:

    Happy birthday to your little cutie! He is blessed to have wonderful parents like you guys. I hope you have a wonderful day together!

  22. I know he will have a great day full of love because of you! Happy Birthday sweet Sterling!

  23. I know he will have a great day full of love because of you! Happy Birthday sweet Sterling!

  24. Aww this brings tears to my eyes…I love the love you have for your son. He is lucky to have a mama that loves him so. What a handsome little guy! Happy Birthday Sterling!

  25. Sara says:

    Happy Birthday to your precious little boy! He is so adorable. I love the saying on the elephant print.

  26. What a sweet post Natalie!!! Happy Birthday to your little man!!! He is just too cute for words!!!

  27. Happy Birthday, Sterling! We can't wait to celebrate with you on Saturday.

    Beautiful post Natalie. Such a good momma you are – I've witnessed it. Be proud. And have another πŸ˜‰

  28. Such a sweet tribute. He looks just like you.

  29. Jennifer says:

    So enjoying your blog! I can certianly relate to this post. What a sweet boy you have.

  30. Taylor says:

    aw! happy birthday! he seriously is just so gorgeous!

  31. Kyle says:

    Just adorable! Happy 2nd birthday to Sterling! He is precious and so happy in all the photos. Looks like you have a great little buddy. I have to say I loved the age of two. Can't believe that my daughter will be three now.

  32. Awww Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! Those eyelashes KILL me! He's going to be a heart breaker for sure πŸ™‚

  33. Happy Birthday Sterling! This was such a sweet post!

  34. Oh Happy B-day to Sterling!!
    I love this so sweet post, and I share every single thought you have on motherhood πŸ˜‰

  35. Such a sweet post! He is such a cute little guy:) I know what you mean about sneaking in his room to see him sleep. I always go into my son's room and stare at him while he's sleeping. They look so innocent and precious.

  36. what a beautiful post! He is so adorable!

  37. Val says:

    Happy Birthday Sterling!!! Here are some balloons. QQQQQQQQ

  38. I love this post and reading about your sweet boy! Happy Birthday Sterling!

  39. He is so sweet. My little one is turning 2 next month. Can't believe it. It's such a fun age – they are so funny. xo

  40. a2zbaby says:

    Baby look like cute and very sweet in these images, every little baby bring tone of happiness for every family.

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  41. Julip Made says:

    Oh my goodness he is precious! And those eyelashes… he is going to be making the ladies swoon soon. Happy belated birthday to your little man!

  42. Bud and Leo says:

    Happy Happy Birthday to such a precious little boy! You are such a great, sweet mom, too! xoxo Lisa

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  44. I just went went back and read my post on Sterling's Birthday last year (Here) and it brought a tear to my eye. I can not believe my baby boy is turning two today. Happy Birthday Messages