Monday, July 12, 2010
Happy Birthday Will
Yesterday my baby boy turned 8! I can't believe it. The years have just flown by. I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday.
I clearly remember the day I went into labor. I had gone to work with my dad. I just needed to get out of the house. So, I rode around with him that day. I had a doctor's appointment where my induction was sceduled for the coming Friday. (It was Wednesday.) I came home from the doctor and was making plans for my last day before I became Mommy. I was going to get a mani/pedi, go to lunch with my mom and finish the day with a date with Will's dad. I was home with my dad and pretty excited about the next day. It was the first time in a while I had not minded being pregnant. The end was in sight. I knew I just had to make it one more day. I was hoping the pain I was having was just from the exam I had earlier. Daddy could tell something was wrong. He finally asked and I told him, "I think I am having contractions." After a long pause he said, "Can you wait until your mom gets home? She will be home soon. I am going to call her right now. Just, umm, right down the times and we will wait on your mom." My sweet daddy helped me time the contractions until my mom got home.
21 hours, 2 epidurals and lots of tears later, we welcomed William James into the world.
I am so proud of the boy he has grown into. He is really a great kid. He is definitley still a kid though... there are times when he annoys me to no end but, I would not trade it for the world. I was young when I had him. His raising have definitely been a team effort. Let me tell you I have had a great team. I can't wait to see the man he becomes but, for now, I am enjoying right now.