Happy Birthday, Wito!

3 years ago today, after 24 hours of labor, you were born.


You gave us quite a scare, but we witnessed your strength almost immediately. We knew things were going to be okay when your neonatologists joked during morning rounds that they couldn’t even remember why you were in the NICU anymore. You were only a couple of days old, yet I was already in awe of your resilience.


Five days later, we were able to take you home with us.


Within three minutes of introducing you to our new home, you shat your diapers so violently, it shook the foundation of the house. Wito! Such power from such a small body!

Were you really ever this tiny?


Or sleepy?


During the first few months, you couldn’t get enough of hanging your head backwards and strrreeeetching your rapidly growing body.


I was smitten.


Good lord, you loved to eat. From your 3-month checkup on, your size has been off the charts.

Those cheeks.


And those thighs.


And daddy’s blue eyes.


That combination could only mean one thing.


From the minute you started walking, you’ve been confident forging your own way. A true leader.

(Must be the Leo in you…)


You are also a seasoned traveler. In the past few years, you’ve been to Cabo San Lucas, San Diego, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Boston, Oklahoma, Chicago, Charleston, SC and Sun Valley, Idaho.


You are happiest outdoors.


While surrounded by friends.


I’m not sure if you will be an architect,


a cowboy,


an artist,


a surfer,


an explorer,


or a mad scientist…


I’m just so grateful to be part of the ride. Thank you for making my life infinitely better.



  1. Metalia

    August 4, 2009 at 5:28 am


    Happy Birthday, Wito!
    .-= Metalia´s last blog ..My Fake Wig, AKA, OF COURSE You Want To See Seven Odd Pictures of Me! =-.


    August 4, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Oh, those pictures – just an adorable child. Happy Birthday Wito!
    .-= TUWABVB´s last blog ..Conversations with Manbug a/k/a Signs That I’m Getting More Dumber =-.

  3. beyond

    August 4, 2009 at 6:05 am

    what a sweet boy.
    happy birthday, wito!
    .-= beyond´s last blog ..merce & pina =-.

  4. Jamie

    August 4, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Happy Birthday, Dollface! The internet loves you!
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..Again with the READING =-.

  5. am'ti b

    August 4, 2009 at 6:09 am

    happy bday big cuz! i love you. E cvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv vvv

  6. sarah

    August 4, 2009 at 6:11 am

    such a beautiful post for such a beautiful boy! great pictures. i love your site!

    and the same birthday as the president??? sweet! (and i thought my daughter was a big shot for sharing her birthday with oprah!)

  7. Tutugirl

    August 4, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Happy Birthday Wito!
    .-= Tutugirl´s last blog ..Its like they knew what was happening this weekend… =-.

  8. lisa

    August 4, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Happy Birthday Wito….and happy “birthing” day to you! :)

  9. Just Shireen

    August 4, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Aw, so sweet.

    Happy Birthday, Wito!
    .-= Just Shireen´s last blog ..There Are Times =-.

  10. Rhi

    August 4, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Hurray, Wito!
    .-= Rhi´s last blog ..Friday Bullets: Heat Wave Edition =-.

  11. Mama in the City

    August 4, 2009 at 6:50 am

    WOW. I started reading your blog just when Wito was born. Now he is a big boy and so cute. I can still see him in his little newborn face though. Squishy cute!
    .-= Mama in the City´s last blog ..Oh the Mammaries! Tales of Engorgement During World Breastfeeding Week =-.

  12. Ninotchka

    August 4, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Sweet! Happy Birthday.

  13. Beth

    August 4, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Happy birthday, Wito!

    Whoorl, how can he be three already?! You were just pregnant 20 minutes ago!
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..‘Your Heart Is As Black As Night’ … =-.

  14. C @ Kid Things

    August 4, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Aw, that was so sweet! Happy Birthday, Wito!
    .-= C @ Kid Things´s last blog ..On Being a Girl =-.

  15. Laura in LA

    August 4, 2009 at 7:07 am