Baby’s first birthday party
Even though Michael’s actual birthday isn’t until Thursday (Halloween), his birthday party was this past Sunday. I contemplated throwing a bigger party with a bunch of his little friends/my mommy friends but eventually decided to have a smaller party at our home with our immediate family members instead.
On his special day, Michael was wearing a shirt that read “Bring on the Cake”, and I had a birthday hat custom made as a little keepsake- even though I knew he’d only keep it on for a grand total of about five seconds.
And I was correct.
Maybe he didn’t like the hat all that much, but he definitely appreciated the mini cupcakes (which came from Whole Foods).
The presents were a hit too.
I added a few little touches around the house, such as balloons and this birthday banner from Etsy, and tried to make it as special and as memorable (for the adults) as possible.
Unfortunately, the day was memorable for a whole other reason.
MT got a horrible nose bleed out of the blue right around the time the party started, and it just wouldn’t stop. In fact, it kept getting worse and worse. I’ll spare you all of the gory details.
The doctor at Urgent Care wasn’t able to stop the bleeding and sent him to the hospital. After Michael went to bed, I went to the ER to see MT. Obviously, the whole ordeal was pretty scary, but after five long hours, the doctor was able to stop the bleeding.
Sadly, MT missed the majority of the party and was extremely disappointed.
We’re going to have a mini re-do on Michael’s actual birthday though with just the three of us, and I’m going to make sure that it is just as special…and hopefully far less dramatic!
FYI- post-party deflated balloons are apparently lots of fun. Too bad I couldn’t let him play with them for very long as the strings are just a bit of a safety hazard.