Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy Birthday to My Baby Boy!

I can't believe Hayden is 4 years old today! On March 16, 2003 I was awakened at about 6:30 a.m. by my water breaking. I woke Doug up and called the hospital and my SIL Leslie (Doug went back to sleep, Leslie brought me McDonalds for breakfast.) My contractions started around 8 a.m. By the time we got to the hospital at noon they were about 2 1/2 minutes apart. Doug was trying to study for midterms and had just headed to the anatomy lab when I told the Dr. I felt pressure (he had just checked me and I was around 7 - if I remember correctly). I DO remember the funny look on his face when he checked me again and said, "Ummm, we need to get Dad back here now. She's complete and +2 station." This was at 7 p.m. and my sweetest boy was born at 7:19 p.m. I still don't know what I expected him to look like, but when they laid him on my chest and I saw him for the first time it felt like I'd seen him a million times before!

Last night I kissed my 3 year old good night and this morning I was awakened by my 4 year old!

I think he's having a great birthday so far... We had a little party with Great Grandmother and Great Grandpa Kletke, Grandma and Grandpa Sonny and us last night to celebrate Great Grandmother's 87th birthday (yesterday) and Hayden's (today). They shared a cake and they both got to open some presents. I think Hayden asked Doug if he would put his "T-Rex Mountain" together when we got home about 10 times! He was up bright and early this morning to play with it. He also opened our gift (Imaginext Castle) and Lainey's (action figures for the castle.) We all got dressed and went to IHOP for breakfast. Hayden had Chocolate Chip pancakes (4 of them and there were only a few little pieces left!) He wanted to have Chipotle for lunch, but I don't think that we'll be hungry enough. We're going to have Papa Murphy's pizza for dinner as well (I can't argue with no cooking today!)
Hayden and Sophia are playing with his new toys and sound like they're having fun. Hayden keeps talking about an armadillo... Haven't figured that one out yet!
He's looking forward to his pirate birthday party on Sunday! I'll post pictures and info then... we haven't told him what kind of cake he's having. I think he'll be excited!

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