Friday, March 5, 2010

15

Stephen will be 15 on Sunday. My first thought is...how can I have a 15 year old? And then I think...how lucky I am to have such a great kid. I love being his mom. I'm not into long birth stories so here is the condensed version....
We were living in Ft. Rucker, Alabama and the night before Stephen was born there was a graduation ball to celebrate the end of flight school for Steve.  I don't think I left the dance floor all night. I was doing the Electric Slide  and a woman said to me..."You better sit down or you're going to have that baby"....I told her that I was not due for another 2 weeks and had nothing to worry about.

We got home late that night and I had the best nights sleep. I woke up around 7:00 AM to my water breaking. I called the nurse and she told me to come in. Not feeling any contractions, I made breakfast for my Father in law and packed my bag. Steve and I left for the hospital around 8:00 and after a few contractions and a couple of pushes Stephen was born, drug free, at 9:30. I remember my doctor asking how I felt and I told him that I felt like I could run a marathon.( I've never run a marathon and really have no desire to...so I don't know why I said that).

While I was in labor, with Steve by my side, his family was at the graduation ceremony receiving for him the highest award in his class. The General  informed the entire audience that Steve could not attend the ceremony because his wife had just delivered a baby boy. This is how is family found out we had a boy.


Since his birth 15 years ago, Stephen has lived in 5 different states and another country. I could not be more proud of this kid. He's a great kid. I think I need to tell him that more. He's funny, smart, kind, and loving to his family. His siblings look up to him more than he knows.

I love you buddy. Happy Birthday!

10 comments:

  1. I love this post. Lucky birth story for a first baby! Sometimes it takes a birthday to remind us what great people we've been given. I especially enjoyed this post on the heels of yesterday's--those pics show the person you were when you met Stephen. Although my hair was longer, I had the exact same bangs in 1995.

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  2. oh so sweet! Hope he has a fab fifteen bday!

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  3. Could my computer skills be any worse? This wins the worst looking post award! Thanks for the comments girls!

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  4. Yes, that is one great birth story...for a first! How did you manage it that quick? Heaven.
    I have a 15 year old too...and can't believe it either!

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  5. I have a 28 year old and cannot believe it! Where does the time go? I hope his birthday is full of fun.

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  6. What an amazing birth story, oh that they all could be so smooth! My first born is 15 *and a half*-that and a half is vitally important these days because it meant he could get his driver's permit! It's amazing how quickly they grow.

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  7. Happy Birthday Stephen! Enjoy being 15 and having a wonderful celebration on Sunday! You probably already know this, but you've got one of the coolest moms in the universe!

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  8. Stephen you have a wonderful mother and your birth story is so touching. Happy 15th to you and have a wonderful day!

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  9. Happy, happy birthday Stephen. Your mom rocks. Well, obviously she WAS doing the electric slide prior to you entering the world.

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  10. Happy Happy Birthday Stephen! Hope you will have a marvelous day in every way!! Sweet words, Pam.
    Have a sunshine-filled week ahead!

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