Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Colby

Today is our middle son's 9th birthday.

As I did with my other boys, I'm recounting the story of his birth which, just as with the other boys, fits his personality to a T.
Because with my first pregnancy, my labor happened so quickly we were very concerned that the same thing would happen with my second. So on a Saturday evening, I had been having a little back ache but thought nothing of it. As every mother knows backaches at 9 months pregnant is nothing new and I had almost 2 weeks to go until my due date.
But I had just fallen asleep when I felt something odd, like nothing I'd ever felt before. My water broke. My husband had been at a friends house and I called him pronto. I was shook up because my water never broke with my first and I was afraid that doing so meant that this baby was coming RIGHT NOW. My husband was home in probably less than three minutes. He was a nervous wreck as having to deliver a baby was pretty much his idea of his worst nightmare.
In the car, he was making me a nervous wreck because he was speeding and driving like a mad man. 
We made the 20 minute drive to the hospital in just over 10.  We rushed in thinking this baby would be here any minute.
Apparently, that evening every other mother was going into labor as well because I had to wait in the waiting room for a delivery room for nearly two hours.  The nurses told me to come get them right away if I felt the urge to push. I thought, "Are you kidding me?" 
I was finally in a room and thought, "This is it! I'm going to have this baby now."  And then.....nothing.
Hours passed. More hours passed.  Finally 10 hours later, he decided to make his appearance. I'm sure the whole labor he was thinking, "I'll get there eventually.  No worries. La-de-da."
This is Colby completely. He just takes his time.  He never gets hurried or flustered.  Good for him.
Thing we love about you, Colb:
1. You ARE so laid back.  You don't get stressed or bogged down in details.  You take it all as it comes.  You'll probably live to be 100.
2.  You LOVE life.  You get so excited for anything fun in life.  You enjoy and are present in every minute and always find things to do to that make you happy.

3.  You'll try nearly anything which means you have made so many interests for yourself.  The standard stuff like sports and skiing to things like cooking and gardening.
We hope you have a wonderful 9th birthday and many, many more.  We love you.


  1. Happy birthday to you from Norway, Colby!!
    Do you know what the "weapon" you have in the picture is called in Norwegian?


    We had a 9-year old boy visiting us recently. Do you want to see what we did?


  2. This was such a sweet post to read. He sounds like an awesome person. I hope he had a Wonderfully Blessed Birthday!!