On the morning of May 22, 2009, I started feeling labor pains, they were minor, small, not that big of a deal. I even went to the doctor that day for a checkup. I didn’t even mention that I was feeling anything.
By May 23, I could not understand why this baby wasn’t coming. I had been up all night, had a trip to the hospital, had an awful nurse who told me I wasn’t in labor, she sent me home, & I was asking “WHY ISN’T HE HERE ALREADY?!!!”
At one point that day (between contractions of course) my father turns to me & says, “What day did you & Todd meet again?” Without even needing to think about it, I responded, “May 24, 2006.”
Then it dawned on me, “This baby isn’t going to come until May 24. He was meant to be born on the 3rd anniversary of Todd & I meeting.” That realization changed everything, I knew I was going to have to wait it out.
Two hours & 25 minutes after it becoming the 24th, my precious angel made his appearance into this world after 43 1/2 hours of labor, 39 of it drug free,Â weighing 7 lbs & 8 oz, 21 inches long.
It was an amazing day & he was absolutely beautiful!
My only question for you is, can you please tell me why they grow up so fast? Because it’s breaking my heart & making it swell with joy all at the same time!
I love this song!! Happy Birthday to your little cutie! But really, WHY do they grow up so fast?!?
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Kate P. says
I quite honestly have no idea! Todd hung up the onesie Lboy wore home from the hospital in a shadow box in his bedroom & I burst into tears when I saw it! lol He was so little & now he’s big! #mothers (Love my twitter hashtag?!! haha)
Your video is so precious. Happy Birthday Lboy!!!!
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Alison@Mama Wants This says
Aw, happy birthday LBoy! The video made me smile and cry at the same time!!
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Aw reading this post gave me goosebumps, so so cute! And the photos are absolutely adorable, what a gorgeous little boy! xx
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Happy birthday Lboy! You are adorable. And it seems that you sure do get passed around to a lot of different people.
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Awww, what a great story and Happy Birth Day to both of you. If I ever figure out how to slow down this growing up thing I will let you know!
Such an imverssipe answer! You’ve beaten us all with that!
It is amazing how fast it happens. I am getting ready to put my 4th and final Kindergartener on the bus in the fall. The summer will be bittersweet. Enjoy your beautiful baby boy.
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What a sweet story! Yeah, I wasn’t sufficiently warned about the growing up either.
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I don’t know why they grow so fast. When I look back at pictures of my own children as newborns, I can barely remember them being that tiny. 🙁 It definitely is bittersweet.
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UGGG. I’m having such a hard time with this too. My big one is 7 and he’s becoming so mature. I also have two younger ones and I find myself smothering them (like not letting them go to sleep so I can snuggle them more) because my big one is becoming so independent. Waaaah!
Kate F. says
They do grow up TOO fast! Time is a crazy thing. It is very hard to look at my baby (17 months) and not think about my oldest (now 8) and remember her when she was that age. Makes you really start to appreciate every moment…
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Lady Goo Goo Gaga says
Every birthday is bittersweet! I just did a post about my son’s pending 4th birthday!! It’s crazy how fast it goes….
Happy Birthday LBoy! Great Song! Great Video!
No clue why the years go by so fast at all. My oldest turns 10 this year and I’m still trying to figure out when the heck that happened. Toss in Bridge so ready to be 7, no clue why but she’s obsessed about it. Then there’s Meg…Can she just stay 4 forever? Guess not.
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Dude you’ve got me tearing up…dang you and your slideshow and sad song! Happy b-day Lboy…slow down for momma will ya?
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Laura in Cancun says
Happy bday to Lboy! What are ya’ll gonna do to celebrate?
Oh how cool! He totally knew when he was supposed to arrive.
Little baby boy “got the memo.” 🙂
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Courtney @ The Mommy Matters says
I think it’s AWESOME that he waited for the 24th. What a special day! 🙂 I don’t know WHY they grow up so fast. But if anyone figures out how to slow it down, please let me know.
Happy Birthday to your lil dude. My first child? Turning six on June 1. SIX. For the love, that just puzzles me. And makes me very sad about it.
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Mommy's Paradise says
Happy Birthday to LBoy, yep, they grow so fast and there’s no way back. The only thing we can do is looking at the baby pictures once in a while and smile. And be happy for the little ones growing up.
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Happy Birthday!! 2 already — so amazing! And what a special gift, him being born on that anniversary. AND you are rocking that dress!! Have a fantastic day — don’t forget to celebrate YOU a little bit. Remember that it was you that labored and gave birth to this life. You that fed, nutured and loved him for 9 months before he was born and you that continues to do so. So make sure you take some time to celebrate the birth of one amazing mom. Love and hugs to you!
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Oh, so precious! He has the best smile! He looks like a truly happy little guy! May you be blessed with more!
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Mrs. Weber says
That’s so beautiful he arrived on the day you met. Lboy knew he had to make it 2 times as special 😉 Love the video and song…so true. Let them be little as long as possible!
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Grumpy Grateful Mom says
Happy birthday to your little guy! If you’re able to have just one more it will slow time down immensely. 🙂
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Awww Happy Birthday! Are you having a party for him? Ken and I were together for TEN YEARS before I had Blake. Crazy.
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Sarah at The Stroller Ballet says
Awwwe! How sweet that he “waited”. I love this story. And I agree with you – it goes waaaay too fast!
Oh my goodness happy Birthday to your baby boy! They grow up sooo fast its so crazy!
Lady Jennie says
They grow up so fast so we’ll be suckered into having more. That’s a sweet story.