|Big 2 year old about to eat his cupcake!|
This week my son turned 2. According to babycenter.com he is now classified as a preschooler. Where has the time gone? It seems almost like yesterday he was born.
We lived in Germany almost 11 months before I gave birth to him. I had a great experience and can only speak highly of the healthcare in Germany. I gave birth naturally and without any drugs. Midwives assisted me until the very end when the doctor came in to help with the delivery. From my experience, giving birth was nothing compared to recovering from giving birth. That was difficult. I broke out with PUPPS which is a horrible rash that spread all over my body. It felt like poison ivy and lasted for 4 weeks. I could not take anything because I was breastfeeding. I looked for natural remedies that were safe and came across drinking dandelion oil. The horrible tasting stuff that I got from my local Reform Haus helped. However, I still have a nice rash on my stomach from the experience.
|At my son's bowling birthday party|
|At home receiving a gift from our sweet neighbor|
To celebrate my son's 2nd birthday we had a bowling party last Saturday. The kids had a great time. Then on his birthday we ate dinner with our next door neighbors and one of our other next door neighbors came over and had some cake with us. We are blessed to be surrounded by wonderful people. When we lived in the US we never were this close to our neighbors, except maybe in college when we lived in the dorms. If we can't live close to our families at least we are fortunate to have great neighbors.