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The Big Four! Happy Birthday Jay

February 27, 2012

From this………………

to this………………………………..

in four short years. I remember like yesterday sitting in the passage outside theatre waiting for that cry…..as involved as I was with Tyler’s birth, mine being the very first hands to touch him as he was born…….so I was unable to be there for this little fella’s birth….but I was as close as they would allow me. Sweet daughter had been on bedrest the last 6 weeks of her pregnancy, walking painstakingly with a zimmer frame from the bed (my bed actually hahaha and brownieboy and I were relegated to the sleeper couch in the spare room because she needed to be nursed and there was no other way, son in law was the chef out at Vergelegen in those days, Β so it was return to Mommy’s house) to the bathroom. She had developed a condition where the body produced too much of the hormone that loosens the cartilage between the bones of the pelvis in preparation for birthing so was in agony and unable to walk. Caesarian section it had to be………..

Our little dude Jayden was born with congenital cataracts in both eyes and a condition called Nystagmus. He has undergone 4 surgical procedures and has plastic intraocular lenses in situ now…exactly the same surgery they perform on the elderly who develop cataracts. Unfortunately Jay’s condition is exacerbated by the nystagmus, he has all three types where the eyes track from side to side, up and down and roll around. He controls it fairly well already at his age but it does cause issues with focus. He saw his specialist last week for a check up and they have prescribed the best glasses they can for him at this stage to assist with his pre-school work. Unfortunately his parents were told that there is Β nothing more they can do for him. But his nan will never give up hoping and praying that medical science will find a way……he is a brave little boy with a MASSIVE personality and determination to succeed at everything.

I am nothing short of heart broken because I have had to miss his birthday party this year…..facial and oral reconstructive surgery does not lend itself to socializing……and tonight they are all out celebrating in the Zone at the local kidspot The Spur and here I sit……so this is the birthday that Nannie missed…. 😦

Well done to his mommy who did an awesome first time cake for him….see? I told you that you could do it.

And to our little dude…..HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAY. You are SO precious and loved and we pray that your amazing life will be blessed so richly in the days ahead.

As an aside……a couple of days ago I complimented Jay on stopping his night time bottle and nappy and said he is now a big boy. He corrected me and told me he is “Amanda’s Gentleman”

Here is Amanda and her “gentleman” on Valentine’s Day 2012 (she is his lovely babysitter when I am not!)

Have a great week!

browniegirl xx

18 Comments leave one →
  1. February 27, 2012 6:12 PM

    Such a little flirt! Happy Birthday Jay, sorry you are missing the opportunity to eat at Spur Colly!!! *grin*

  2. February 27, 2012 6:44 PM

    What a journey this little tyke has had but the love you and his family have for him leaves him so blessed. I wish him the best and or course a Happy Birthday to all!

    • February 28, 2012 9:49 AM

      Thank you so much Barbara….he is so precious…huge sense of humor too and that makes up for so much in life. Thanks for the visit and lovely comment xx

  3. February 28, 2012 7:48 AM

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful grandson Colleen.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  4. February 28, 2012 8:13 AM

    Happy Birthday to Jay, sorry you are going to miss the party. He is a gorgeous little fella πŸ™‚

    • February 28, 2012 12:35 PM

      Thank you so much optie…..have just visited you over on your blog! xx

  5. February 28, 2012 8:57 AM

    With his determination and spirit, I’m sure he will overcome the obstacles that have been thrown at him. What a shame you had to miss the do. It is such fun to see one’s grandchildren on these occasions.
    Still, you do see a lot of him – unlike so many who are on a different continent.
    Impressive cake – one would never guess it was a first!

    • March 11, 2012 8:35 PM

      Indeed Col, I am so blessed to be able to see these little boys as often as I do. I never tire of them…although Jay is a handful hehe…I always feel so sorry for my friends and family who don’t see their grandchildren from one year to the next…too far away to touch. Thank you, I am very proud of Siobhan and her cake πŸ™‚ xx

  6. MissChris permalink
    February 28, 2012 12:03 PM

    He is just the mostest adorabelest beautifulest little boy in the whole world. I said little because his big bro is very cute too!!

    Hugs Col xxxxx

    • March 11, 2012 8:36 PM

      Hehehe…what a lovely way to put it MissChris. Thank you so much. Hugs and love to you xxxx

  7. February 29, 2012 12:14 PM

    He looks very happy with himself.
    Every good wish for complete recovery.

    • February 29, 2012 1:11 PM

      Thank you so much paul…how good of you to visit. Thank you for the great wishes xx

  8. March 6, 2012 9:20 AM

    What a lovely family you have!! Just beautiful!!

    • March 7, 2012 8:02 AM

      Thank you so much for your visit and lovely comment Mona. Much appreciated. Bless you xx

  9. March 8, 2012 2:43 PM

    That cake is amazing, and oh so big. What a little champ, great smile and lovely happy eyes. πŸ™‚ Sorry u missed out on the party, I do hope you are alright.

    • March 11, 2012 8:38 PM

      Hey Anna lovely to see you, thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for your lovely comment. He is an incredibly happy, busy little boy. He does not let any handicap hold him back πŸ˜‰ I am getting better slowly thank you! xx

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