Thursday, April 25, 2013
My Son is How Old???
Now, all these years later --- I realize even more how right my dad was! :)
Today, at precisely 1:15pm my son will turn 38 years old!
No matter how old I grow, I will always remember that day as if it was yesterday.
I was 20 years old. He was supposed to be due on April 8th. All during my pregnancy I had been trying to tell the doctors how very large babies run in my family. I weighed 10 pounds and my 3 younger brothers weighed in more and more till one topped out at 12 pounds 1 ounce ---- yes ---- at newborn weight!!!!
No doctors would believe me --- until that day! As I labored and labored with not much progress they finally decided it was time to do a Csection. But just as the prep started the monitor attached to Ryan showed his heart completely stop. No time for surgery and off to the delivery room we went. I had no idea what was really happening and only remember sheer terror going through my mind.
It took 4 doctors and 3 nurses to "deliver" him -- with the main doctor shouting about how he'd never seen a baby this big (a real help to my terror)!!!!!
I only caught a glimpse of Ryan as they hurried him to an incubator -- he was as blue as the sky. He spent a few hours there. When everyone was assured he was fine they brought him to me. He was beautiful beyond words -- just a couple of marks along his forehead from the forceps. And yes -- he was big --- 10 pounds 6 ounces and nearly 22 inches long!
And now ---- he is 38 years old --- quite a few inches over 6 feet tall and still as beautiful and still as perfect as that day!
Ryan --- I love you with all my heart and am so proud of the amazing man you have become!!!!
God truly blessed me that day --- and every day since then.
Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mom and Monty