Thursday, September 18, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday Baby!


Today is my baby girls 29th birthday! She's in Vegas havin the time of her life, but will be flying back home tonight. We celebrated her special day last Friday by going out to dinner at her fav Mexican restaurant, then it was back home for Cake.....homemade Tres Leche, at her request.
I just love this candid shot of her and Zoey blowin out the candle!
Her birthday has me reflecting back to the day she was born. Like sooo many of us think to ourselves...."if only I knew then what I know now"...oh my, that is ringing oh so true. I was only 19 years old, and my whole life was ahead of me. I was soooo naive!
Anyway....the day she was born, was a beautiful warm and sunny day, much like today here in Michigan. I had gone to the Docs, and my due date was the 20th. She said if I didn't go into labor by then, she was going to induce labor, as she was going out of town. Well....no need for that!
After leaving her office, I went to the Laundermat, and as I was folding clothes, I started having "cramps", no biggie, I thought. I went home, hub was gone, and all of a sudden, little squirts of water.....(no water breaking), just little occasional "squirts", so never having a baby before, I still didn't realize I was in LABOR!!!! I was speaking w/ my cousin on the phone, and she could hear in my voice when the occasional "cramp" would come, and she said "YOU ARE IN LABOR GIRL!". I was reluctant to believe her, b/c there was no massive flood, and no terrible labor pains, but I finally said, OK....maybe I am. Hub came home, I told him, "I think I'm in labor"...and he said "Nah, I don't think you are", and he would know, right??? After pleading my case, and convincing him we should go to the hospital, he finally said OK, but the whole way there he refused to believe I was in Labor. We got to the hospital, and even they were sceptical. I rememebr the nurse saying "Ok honey, we'll check ya, but usually your water breaks when you're in labor, but we'll check ya anyway to be sure". HUH!!!! To their surprise, I WAS in Labor!
Needless to say, that insensitive man is now my ex, and my current man would never doubt my word or judgement at such a crucial time.
Happy Birthday Shannon :)

9 comments:

Plum Thicket said...

Happy Birthday to Shannon. When did she get to be older than you are Patty? hehehe That's what I ask our kids all of the time!

BB said...

Happy Birthday Shannon...

My baby girl turned 29 in April....where did the time go??

Thanks so much for popping in my blog and leaving a comment...it was so nice to see your posts..

Blessings,
Betsy aka BB

Janelle said...

Patty....my baby girl Sarah will be 29 in Feb...
When I went into labor, I'd just been to the doc that day, and Sarah was breech. They told me not to worry, that it was my first and it would probably be a week or two, and the baby would probably turn. Well at 4 a.m., I woke up from having a dream that I was on the potty! The bed was SOAKED and I thought I'd peed the bed...lol
It was only when I stood up and it didn't stop coming out, that I realized my water had broken. The nurses in the hospital saw me and thought I was a "preemie" coz I was so little, and I QUICKLY replied, "I'M TWO DAYS LATE"!
aaahhhhhhhhhh....Leap Year Day, 1980....seems like it was just yesterday....

Bittersweet Pastimes said...

What a sweet picture of your baby and hers. Hope Shannon had a great time in Vegas. :)

Shay said...

Happy Birthday to Shannon, oh what a GREAT name you gave her!!! (haha) I hope she had a wonderful birthday and lots of fun in Vegas!

I never once got to experience real labor, I only had contractions and then two c-sections! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! Many blessings and hugs to you!
Shannon

p.s. I'm still waiting on your gal, I'll let you know when she comes through for me!

Wings and Paws Primitives said...

Happy Birthday Shannon!!! Hey buddy, old pal, sweet friend of mine.... Is there a piece of that cake on the way to my house? Hugs, MO
I hope she fares better than I did in vegas... Sheeesh.....

Doreen said...

Happy Birthday to your dear girl. My little girl will be 23 November 29th.

Imagine no one believing your were in labor....for goodness sake...how crazy is that!! :)

Blessings,
Doreen

Dogpatch Primitives said...

thanks for such sweet comments everyone.....and yes, they grow so fast, don't they?
Life will pass us right by in the blink of an eye, so we really need to take the time to enjoy things along the way.

Briar Rabbit Primitives said...

Awww...I enjoyed reading your story of Shannon's Birth Day, Patty. What a Beautiful Young Woman she is! Bet she get's her looks from her Momma! ;) Happy Belated Birthday, Shannon. Wishing you Many, Many More to come! Hugs, Starla