9 Years Ago today...my earliest baby and only non-induction baby arrived at 10:17am. He was 37 weeks and 6 Days. He was also my largest at 8 pounds 1 ounce. Who would have guessed?
He made me the LUCKIEST mom on a LUCKYday!
I was at my wit's end because I was in so much pain from so many pregnancy complications. I was counting the days to 38 weeks when I would finally receive my "mercy induction". That would have been March 19th. However, earlier at an appointment on the 16th I learned that I wouldn't go in for the induction until late at night on the 19th. I was in tears. There was so much ripping and burning pain in my abdomen...just to the left of my belly button. I can't describe the pain accurately, only in that the worse it was as I sat up or walked. If I lied down or reclined, the pain subsided somewhat, but by the time the baby was fully developed, the pain was too much to endure.
I couldn't take it anymore.
And then the St. Patrick's Day miracle came!
|Age 3 Weeks - Easter Sunday April 11, 2004. MIkelle was 3 1/2 years old.|
|Quest for the perfect Birthday/St.Patricks Picture...Take 1...|
|What were we trying to do?|
|Success! And with Irish dancing!|
|Big Dude and Little Dude (Inside Joke)|
|"I had a T-shirt on that said, It's my Birthday! What happened to it? Great, mom is going to make me wear it for a picture tomorrow..."|
|Opening the fun...|
|"Yes! This is like my First Birthday, only it's not my birthday and I'm going to town here with this cupcake!"|
Happy Birthday Christian!
(and yes, that birthday T-shirt picture will be taken quickly!)
Edited 3/18/13 to add: