21 July 2009

Nine Years Ago Today

My son was born.

All my birth and infant pics are in storage. Oops.

But I can still tell your birth story.

I had been having contractions for the previous two days, and this was your projected due date. Your sister was six days late, so I wasn't too concerned when I left work for my 40 week checkup. Then the midwife told me I was already five centimeters dilated.

I waited up all night because I knew that you were coming, and we even gave the midwife an extra hour's sleep. The second can certainly be quicker.

Into the world, fast and furious. Fast, only three hours after arriving at the hospital. Furious, because you were 2.5 pounds larger than expected. Will never forget the look on the midwife's face.

"Oh. He is bigger than I thought."

Yup. You were my big boy. Still are. Loved by your family forever and a day. I celebrate each moment we have together.

Thank you for telling me you will always love me and never want to leave me (although you may change your mind after graduating high school, or in a couple days).

I love you too niblet. Happy Birthday.


  1. Waaah, now I'm overcome with sappy feelings, and it's all your fault. I love love.

  2. Happy Belated Birthday niblet :) Mine was on the 22nd! July birthdays are the best!

  3. I am so late to comment...but this so SWEET!! How amazing (and in some ways bittersweet)it is to see our children grow up. We all have different stories but can relate to that love we feel for our kiddos! Love the photos!