Happy Birthday to My Baby Boy

Happy Birthday, Norton!

Three years ago today, I started the day out like this:

Happy Birthday to My Baby Boy

Obviously, I was quite uncomfortable and just dying for a certain little boy to make his exit.

It took a while.  There was a lot of time lying around the hospital and waiting for my scheduled cesarean.  The cesarean was only scheduled because of risks of complications due to a variety of other things.  (It was not an elective c-section.)  Still, though, I spent the day lying around the hospital, absolutely hungry and desperately thirsty.  I was eager for Norton to get out.  Sure, I was ready to not be pregnant anymore, and I really wanted food.  But I was also looking forward to finally meeting my little boy.

The husband and I had some plans in place.  He was going to go in the operating room with me and hold my hand while our baby boy was making his entrance.  As soon as Norton was out, he was going to accompany our boy to wherever he went.  Norton would never, ever be left alone.

I missed a few things.  I wasn’t around for this.

When I was stitched up and done, I wasn’t really in a state to hold him, as I had to be sedated for the surgery.  There were some things that I didn’t get to do, like his first bottle.

But once I was?

I was in love.

Still, though, there were some things that I wasn’t able to do quite yet.  Actually, I never mastered the art of the Baby Burrito.

Happy Birthday to My Baby Boy (Motherhood Looms)

Fortunately, there were swaddles for that.  Still, I’m pretty darned amazed that he went from being that tiny little boy (well, not quite so tiny; he was eight pounds and four ounces) to being my running, climbing, testy, determined, sweet little boy.

Happy birthday, Norton!

Happy Birthday to My Baby Boy (Motherhood Looms)

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.

Comments

  1. Shelby K says:

    That’s an amazing wrap job by the nurse in the first video! Was it cold in there or something? lol

    Happy 3rd birthday Norton!

  2. Shelby K says:

    That’s an amazing wrap job by the nurse in the first video! Was it cold in there or something? lol

    Happy 3rd birthday Norton!

  3. Happy belated birthday to your son.

  4. Happy belated birthday to your son.

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