Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Sawyer

Today is my youngest son's 4th birthday.
 Staying with my birth story theme for each of our boys on their birthday, this is his:
First, let's say this little guy was a surprise.  He came to us unplanned but sometimes that exactly how the best things in life happen and for us that is absolutely true.
Because my first son was born by c-section my ob/gyn strongly suggested we have one with this pregnancy.  I had a natural birth with my middle child but when I became pregnant the third time my doctor told me recommendations had changed and it was now not advisable to have a VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section.)  I really did not want to have another c-section but as we were told repeatedly that it was safer for the baby we opted to do that.
So it was scheduled for February 16, 2007 at 3:00 in the afternoon.  This little guy was kind enough to wait for his scheduled date to arrive.  And as a matter of fact, he'd probably still be there had I not had a c-section.  Which (as is with my other boys) is strongly suggestive of his personality.  He is extremely attached to us.  Me in particular, but also very much so his dad and brothers. 
The day he was born one of things I remember most was that you are not allowed to eat before surgery and his wasn't scheduled until 3:00PM so I was STARVING. And I was in serious nesting mode that day.  It became absolutely paramount to me that I come home to a clean house with freshly washed sheets and sparkling bathrooms.  So, hungry and all I spent all day cleaning like mad. My husband kept telling me to relax but I kindly and completely ignored him. 
The surgery went off exactly as planned except that he was wedged in there.  My doctor had to reach in(!) and maneuver him out.  (Like I said, he wasn't leaving easy.) This created a much longer recovery than with my first one.  But when I look back at that time now I remember it being utterly and completely happy and feeling totally fulfilled.  I had my tubes tied during the c-section and I know a lot of women mourn a little after that is done, but I didn't for a even a second. I knew my little family was complete with the addition of this precious little guy.
 What we love about you:
1. You are so very affectionate.  You are always saying I love you and giving out hugs.
2.  You are always happy and bring brightness to our family every day.
3.  You love to help. 
Happy Birthday, Sawyer. We love you to pieces.

1 comment:

  1. What a nice story! Thank you for sharing. I guess your son will have a great day today!

    Hope you have better weather than us; it's snowing, snowing, snowing....