My first born boy turns 17 today.
He was actually due near the end of December.
But he decided he preferred to have his birthday in January.
My only child that had to be induced – I did all sorts of crazy things trying to get him to make his entrance into the world a bit early.
Things I’ll never share.
Seriously, I cannot tell you how ready I was to hold him in my arms instead of carry him in my belly.
Late pregnancy does not agree with me.
His was the
least painful loveliest of all my births, I must say.
I had my makeup on, the family in place and an epidural plugged into my back before the pain really even set in.
And he was the cutest baby ever, too.
Even the delivery nurses were oohing and aahing over his shock of white hair and bright blue eyes.
Eventually, he grew into the cutest and the naughtiest baby ever.
Who managed to charm his way out of everything with that same shock of white hair and those same bright blue eyes.
Now that he’s older, he’s grown out of being so naughty (thank you, Lord!)
But still manages to persuade me into or out of just about anything.
I’m afraid this mama can’t resist.
That just goes with the territory of being a mom, I suppose.
Happy Birthday, you handsome boy.
Happy 17th Birthday Zach!!! *love the last pic* PRICELESS!!!
Awww! Happy Birthday to your Zach! What a good looking family!
Awww that is so sweet
Happy birthday to your oldest boy! Love the pictures
In our sea of love
My first born boy is a Zach too…and he was 17 days late so I hear ya about not being liking late pregnancy.
What wonderful pictures of your birthday boy….Beautiful family you have there….
I love the last picture of all of your kids. That’s one for a frame, I’d say. They are all so adorable. 🙂
I’m laughing at your “Things I will never tell” comment. **giggle** I can ONLY imagine! Happy Happy Birthday Zach! Happy Happy Birth day Stefanie 🙂
Happy Birthday to your biggest boy! They are such treasures and he has shared this wild and sometimes wacky road as your family has grown!
I have a special place in my heart for the big kids! Ours have shared our crazy adoption journeys and opened their hearts to many new little ones!
God Bless your BIG BOY!!
Hugs to you!
Beautiful post for your biggest boy!
Awwww! My “first” sounds much the same as your Zach… was far too comfy inside, I think?!!
Zach sounds like a gorgeous young man, attentive to his siblings and a great help to his parents! On ya Zach!
Happy Birthday Zach – seeing you with the younger’s – and hearing your mom speak – well you’re a fine young man that any guy would be proud to call his son. Continue in a like and similar fashion!
he is such a good looking young man..all the best for his special day! happy birthday!
Happy Birthday Zach!
Happy Birthday to your handsome guy!!! He sounds like a special young man.
I’ve attended many a delivery in my nursing career days and some of those babes are kind of stubborn
about their arrivals. I can imagine what you did to get him to make an entrance! lol.
such a cutie! and i went back and looked at your pics from 2010…can;t believe how much vivi has grown!!!!
Kim from 3 peanuts says
Why oh why do they grow up so quickly…17. oh my gosh!!! Happy Birthday!!!
Betty Ko says
I love your bunch, Stephanie! You are so truly blessed!