Wednesday, December 23, 2009

5 years old

Oh lordy, I just can't believe it. Today my little boy is 5 years old, officially. When I look back to 5 years ago today it seems like a flash. I remember the details of his birth so vividly.

Highlights included

*A long drive from our tiny town to Atlanta Ga to give birth at Northside Hospital.
(we had just moved and my OB was in Atl)

*Christmas shopping while I was in labor because the hospital sent me away until I progressed further.

*Laboring in a hotel across the street from the hospital.

*31 hours of labor

*A delicious epidural at hour 25.

*Scarfing down a #1 combo from McDonald's almost immediately after giving birth because I hadn't eatin in hours because my stupid OB wouldn't let me and I was STARVING!

*Griffin being so calm that as the nurse checked his vitals she bizarrely said to Roger "do something to make him cry" so Roger, not knowing exactly what to do in that moment gently shouted "Go mow the lawn!" at Griffin. Laughter ensued at that exhausted moment.

*Feeling overwhelmed with joy to meet the baby that I had waited my whole life to love.

*Lots of snuggles, kisses, and exhaustion.

Happy 5th Birthday Griffin.
You are the love of my life!


Matty said...

Special memories of a special occasion celebrating a very special boy. You sound so proud, and rightfully so.

Happy Birthday Griffin. And here's to many more special memories.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

singedwingangel said...

AWw hot sweet is that. Ok you receive sainthood for laboring like that and your hubby is hilarious, it about made me spit out my coffee lol..
Marry christmas and Happy Birthday Griffin

Working Mommy said...

Happy Bday Griff!!!


Linh said...

Happy birthday to your little man!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Go mow the lawn is hilarious!
Happy Birthday to your precious boy and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Tami G said...

Awwwwwwwwww - Happy Bday Griff!!!
Happy Holidays to you and your family :)

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday Griffin!

Wym said...

nothing beats birthing stories! Good for your family; count your blessings!


That's hilarious! Go Mow the lawn!!!

Daffy said...

So much love... its such a wonderful thing!

Happy Birthday to an awesome little Boy!

Brooke G. said...

Great post! I am less than a month away from my baby boy's 5th Birthday and am in TOTAL denial about the whole thing;)
Hope he had a GREAT DAY!!!!

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kys said...

Your husband is very funny! I hope that Griffin had a wonderful birthday.

Erin said...

I'm late to the party, but HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, GRIFFIN!!!

Love that you scarfed McDonald's after delivery. They didn't let me eat until the next day. I had a grilled cheese and it never tasted so good!