Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Dalton Alan!!

Eleven years ago today I was in labor and preparing to give birth to my first child.  The original due date was February 23, 1999 (exactly nine months from our wedding date).  Yes, we have a honeymoon baby!

However, on February 25th the doctor stated he was going to induce our precious baby because he was afraid the baby was getting too big.  Too big?  What did he mean 'too big'?  So on the 26th, Craig and I arrived at the hospital bright and early only to spend the next 8 hours twiddling our thumbs and watching a lot of TV with nothing else going on.  We were sent home.  We spent the next couple of days waiting for contractions and doing everything possible to start this baby thing going.  Craig took me to the mall to walk around hoping that would spur along contractions.  The only thing it spurred was comments such as "Oh my goodness, did you see that lady she's huge!" "That lady looks like she's gonna pop right here!"  Needless to say, we left quickly before the pregnancy  hormones caused a postal episode.

On Monday, March 1st we headed back to the hospital and this time was hooked up to IV and was told I was not going home until this baby came.  Well this baby had other opinions about when he wanted to come out.  Long story short...he arrived on Tuesday, March 2nd. 

Dalton Alan was born at 12:59 a.m. weighing in at 10lbs. 8 oz.  Yep!  The doctor had reason for his wanting to induce because this baby was too big!

Just a few pictures of Dalton through the years....

Only a few days old

Nine months old

Not quite two years old

My cowboy (Halloween)-3 years old

Our Batman phase.  That cape (blanket) didn't come off for an entire year!-4 years old

5 years old-First baseball team

Master Fisherman-9 years old

10 years old-Baseball pic

I will always remember the first night he was born.  Grandma was holding him in her lap while he looked up at her with wide eyes and all ears.  Craig walked into the room and said, "Hey Little Man!"  Dalton turned his head completely around to see his Daddy who had just said the same greeting he had heard for nine months in the womb.  Just another example of God's precious miracle. 

11 years with this precious angel.  Dalton is sensitive, caring, smart, funny, and just a great kid! 

Happy Birthday Dalt!!!

We love you more than you will ever know!!!

1 comment:

  1. Grandma and Grandpa remember this day too. Like I have said was like taking my heart out and putting arms and legs on it. What joy he has brought to our lives over the past 11 years!! Precious Angel...Amen.