my little wrinkled grape - never looking towards the camera!
(September 19, 1995)
14 years ago...exactly
I spent my day not frolicking out in the "end of summer" sunshine.
I was blessed with induction in the hospital.
I don't take this lightly since I know some will never have the chance to experience labor of this sort. Short, quick, to the point. Other women will labor for months, years to bring their children home...ok...I'm getting off track.
Back to today! Well 14 years ago.
My ankles were round sausages and no one seemed to like the numbers 150/100...
so induction was done.
I begged for an epidural.
No insurance. (We ultimately ended up charging our hospital stay...and he's finally paid off!)
So I was left with my mom and mother-in-law feeling the brunt of my labor pains.
My mom kept saying..."You're doing so well...I keep waiting for you to scream your head off."
My mother-in-law kept saying..."I'm getting nervous...why isn't she screaming."
It turns out...when I am REALLY in pain...instead of getting louder and more rowdy.
I go quiet and into myself.
Sorry Bill...no bathroom for you.
If I can't go...you can't too.
Poor Bill...they had to sneak him to the bathroom.
After Bill endured 9 hours of having to sneak to the bathroom...
Little Bill was born.
5 lbs and 13 oz.
but VERY long at 21 1/2 inches.
Happy Birthday Billy (on his 5th birthday)
My verse for him has always been Luke 2:52
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man!
Do the same pumpkin...do the same!
This morning at 6:55...he's got to be at school at 7:30! (He's obsessed with NOT being late!)
Sorry this one's off my cell phone (and my old raisin is still looking away!)
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