Ryan with Kevin in 2006
Nineteen years ago yesterday, I was waiting for the contractions to come.
And come they did, faster and stronger and faster and stronger, until by the end of the day, I was lying in a hospital bed discussing the very large baby inside me who’d somehow turned himself around in the previous day or two.
Yep, you were breech. And you were so very large that Dr. Ellis said he didn’t see any hope in turning you in utero. I’d have to have a C-section, rendering all those Lamaze classes to naught.
We waited until just after midnight to start the surgery, since the doctor hoped that insurance would pay for the extra day that way. He sat with us, talking and laughing (myself included, after the epidural).
And then, at 12:38 AM, you were born — my firstborn, my beautiful Ryan Andrew. <3
Happy Birthday to our sweet five-year-old, Atticus!!
Yesterday, we had a birthday dinner with family and close friends at Chick-fil-A. Today’s his birthday, but CFA is closed on Sundays, and he really wanted to be able to play in the play place. (You can see by his sweaty hair that he’d already enjoyed quite a bit of that before cupcake time.)
I can’t believe it’s been five years since he was born, but he’s now in kindergarten, reading and learning. The days are long, but the years are short…
LOVE YOU, ATTIE!! =)
Atticus’ Grandpa posted a lot of pictures from last night on a blog, too: http://atticusfive.blogspot.com/
And here’s another picture…of my little superheroes-in-training, Atticus and Lucas:
This was me at my birthday a long time ago. I was either two or three, so it was either (gasp!) 39 or 40 years ago today.
Happy Birthday to Lucas Sebastian! Seven years old!! Woohoo!!!
Looney Toons, the awesome Science Center, milkshakes and smoothies, Mass, friends and family, and playing at Chick-fil-A.
What a day!