Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Birthday to My First Born....

...Yes...Brendan is a St. Patrick's Day baby! This is his day and his story!!

Ryan and I had been married a year exactly, when I found out that I was pregnant with our first born. We were on vacation at Hilton Head Island and we were both so excited to see those 2 lines on the HPT that I took early one morning!

The doctor told me that he was due on March 11, 2000. A millennium baby, we were so excited! My pregnancy was as normal as any pregnancy could be. I didn't have any weird cravings and I didn't have heartburn or morning sickness...it was the best 9 months and I loved being pregnant. So I went on my maternity leave and I waited and waited and waited! I thought he was never gonna come and that I would be preggy forever! And then finally in the wee, early morning hours of Friday March 17, 2000, I went into labor!

I got to the hospital about 3:00 pm, was put into a room and we waited and waited and finally at about 7 pm I started to push and at 9:45 pm, he was here; all 8lbs, 6 oz of him! The thing I remember the most is, that while I was in labor, the NCAA March Madness was on the TV. Ryan and the nurses kept pulling out their brackets to update them! I remember the big game that night was Florida vs. Butler!!

We always say that he waited for his day; he was already named, with 3 Irish names, so he wanted the most Irish day of the year, and he got it!

I wish I had pics of him that I could post from the day that he was born, but my scanner is not working, so I have chosen these 3 pictures of him from this last week.
He is a sweet, loving, bright, thoughtful, hard-working, athletic son, brother, cousin, grandson, nephew and friend and I could not and would not imagine my life without him. It was 9 years ago that I held this sweet boy in my arms for the first time and fell in love like I could never imagine possible. I can't believe that I am a mom to a 9 year old; time is flying by just way to fast!
Happy 9th Birthday Brendan...we love you!


Leigh said...

Happy Birthday Brendan!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Brendan!!!
What a handsome little man he is!

He And Me + 3 said...

What an awesome post about your little, I mean big man. It is so hard to believe that the kids next birthday will be double digits. UGH. Where did all the time go? It was just yesterday that you were pregnant with Colin & I was pregnant with Model & B & Actress were the only children. Time sure flies.
Happy Birthday Brendan! Enjoy your day! Hope you like our presents too!
We love you!

Lyndi Mac said...

Happy Birthday Brendan from your Colorado relatives that you don't remember but we will see you July 4th. Can't wait. It should be a blast.
Love you
Uncle Bill, Aunt Lyndi, Mike, Jenni, Nickolas, Justin, Brandon, Alexa, Tom, Pam, Matthew, Grace, Kristy, TC, Derek, Marc, Robin, Macy, & Mallory.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Brendan.

Shannon said...

How neat...my firstborn is also a St. Patricks Day boy! I love to get him a special shirt each year. Happy Birthday to Brendan!

Jane Anne said...

Have fun celebrating! Does he get a green cake? It was fun to read his story.

Kelly said...

Such an awesome post about your boy.
(it is also my Grandma's earthly birthday, but she now celebrates a new birthdate (6/11) in Heaven. :)

Kelly said...

Awe, thanks for sharing. I love birth stories!! Happy Birthday to your big/little man!

Alicia said...

Awww!! He sounds like such a sweet boy!!! One of my sons will be turning 9 in June!!!!!!!!!!

Debra said...

Happy Birthday Brendan! Stacey, today is my brother's birthday too! Great day for a birthday!

Blessings to you, sweet friend.