This guy has had more than a few.

I couldn’t begin to list them all here, and I’m not even going to try.

One or two weeks old – in the NICU

When you start out so tiny, you’re going to have a few more milestones to hit than your average kid.

Two months old – coming home day!

But there eventually comes a time when those big hurdles of the early days are a dim memory.

Six months old – last day on the apnea monitor!

And eventually you’re just a kid.

One year old

Sure, there are still therapy appointments, IFSP’s, and striving to catch up with your peers…

Two-and-a-half year old – first day of preschool

But those are just part of who you are.

Three years old

And life is good.

Age five – first day of Kindergarten

And you know it.

Age 7

Happy Birthday, Nicolas.

10th birthday – March 24, 2010