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Friday, August 28, 2015

I'm officially a sob sister: Hippo Birdie Two Ewe, #1 son #happybirthday #allgrownup #MFRWorg #RssosSisters

I'm officially a sob sister.

Yep, while I'm writing this post about #1 son's birthday, I'm crying. For his big momentous birthday is Sunday. 

So I have to share his birthday story. 

He was two weeks late. I ballooned to beach ball size. The day he decided to be born, I did a load of laundry and bought stamps for his birth announcements, all the while doing that crazy breathing sound. I'd called Handsome and he said he was on his way. It took him a few hours. LOL

Once in the hospital, the drug which was supposed to help gave me violent chills. The nurses piled hot blankets on top. Handsome brought a hamburger and had the nerve to eat in front of starving me. Who knew all the commercials on television after seven pm were mostly about food? I got ice chips. 

By midnight, nothing. I fell asleep. 

Then lo and behold, I woke to me being rolled down the hall to delivery. I asked if I was having a C section as nothing was going very well. They said, "No." 

The contractions were so strong. #1 son rocked and rolled, but wasn't coming. The nurses pressed on my belly to help him and presto, my baby boy!

Cord cut, baby analyzed, Handsome holding up ten fingers and ten again. #1 son was almost 9 pounds, around 22 inches long, big and looked exactly like me. 

This is probably my favorite baby pix of him:



Happy birthday, #1! I love you and am very proud of you. Ox Mom

15 comments:

Cathy McElhaney said...

What a cutie! I was very lucky with my labor and delivery of my first one! For 5 1/2 hours I said "I think I might be in labor"...for the last 30 minutes, I said "Yep...this is the real thing!". He was just a tiny thing...6 lbs even and 18 inches...but full of attitude! LOL!
Happy birthday to your #1 boy!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Cathy! Time sure did fly by and I often wonder how Handsome and I did it. #! son is a great kid and am happy to party with him. I have to bake his favorite cupcakes. lol

Anonymous said...

He does look just like you! Those firstborns are special. J

vicki batman said...

Lol, he does. Our first baby photos laying side by side were good proof. lolol

Patricia said...

Oh man, I can relate to your tears, Vicki. I had a C-section and after the doctor pulled Dylan out, he said, "I think it's a boy" to which I said, "Whaddaya mean, you THINK, doctor?" It scared me! He didn't mean anything by it. Dylan was fine and healthy. He just celebrated his 21st birthday in March and WOW - did I do an internal, "I can't believe this".
I am SO lucky that he is still at home - like so many young people his age - and although I know he'd be outta here if he had the money, I am happy to be able to share our lives together for a few more years.

Liese said...

Hi, Vicki!
My first was two weeks early, so smaller than yours (and older--he turned 31 in January!). My husband ate chicken nuggets in front of me!

Happy birthday to #1!

Melissa Keir said...

My daughter was two weeks late and my son was one week late... what is it about us that the children never want to leave?? Thank you for sharing your son's birthday with us! Congrats on another wonderful year!

Judy Baker said...

It's wonderful to be such a proud parent and great to look back at an amazing moment.

J.M. Maurer said...
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Angela Adams said...

Happy Birthday, #1 Son!

jbiggarblog said...

Happy birthday to your #1 son, Vicki. Our children are our greatest accomplishments :)
I was told that I'd be lucky to have a child, both DH and I had issues, but I went on fertility drugs, spent months reading my temps to learn the best time to fertilize the egg. Twice a month, two days apart my mom drove me the two hours to the city for invitro treatments. Nothing seemed to work. Then, on the sixth month, the last time they could perform the insemination, it worked!!
Now my girlchild is twenty-seven, beautiful years old and the light of her dad and my life.
Children are a blessing beyond compare.
Jacquie Biggar

Charmaine Gordon said...

Thanks and a happy B'day with a zillion more for your son. Childbirth. YIKES! I had six kids. The sixth was a girl. I had a near death experience afterward. She was fine.
We women are amazing!

Beverley Bateman said...

What a cute picture and a lovely post. Happy Birthday to #1 son.

E. Ayers said...

Ah, yes, celebrating the birthing day. When my one daughter had a birthday, I informed her that I was a very young mother. I had her when I was two. She laughed and said I didn't have to lie like that because she was only 29. I asked her if she really thought anyone would believe she had her daughter when she was 8? My daughter told me to shut up.
:-)
E. Ayers

Stephanie Faris said...

Awww. He was so adorable. Happy birthday to him. I clicked over from your comment on another blog and LOVE the covers of your books. They make me want to read, read, read!

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