Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Aaron!

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Nine years ago today I went into the doctor at 39 weeks pregnant and found out I had a fever and other slight problems so they decided to induce me. It was at 39 weeks that they also found out that my 3rd child had decided to flip into a breech position. SO - naive that I was - I agreed to let two doctors push on my stomach until they turned Aaron into the correct position. They had barely gotten him into position and he flipped right over again. It was then that they came up with another brilliant idea - they admitted me into the hospital, started the Pitocin, and turned Aaron again - once they got him turned, they made Joe push down on my belly to hold Aaron in place until the Pitocin kicked in and Aaron started his way down into the birth canal. Hours later, Joe let go - up came Aaron - just the way he wanted to be in the first place and the doctor decided on a C-Section (exactly what I mentioned after they first found out he was breech!!). So, a C-Section it was!! And what a blessing that was - we found out that in the turning, his cord had wrapped around his neck and it could have been quite a serious delivery. So, our beautiful son, Aaron was born and that was only the beginning of his feisty little personality!! :) He was my favorite delivery - I loved my C-Section - we had an extra day in the hospital to bond and home we went - to Grandma and a 1 yr. old and a 2 yr. old. which were knee-deep in the stomach flu!!! Aaron and I promptly went up to the bedroom and didn't reappear for three days until the bug had fully passed. Bless Grandma's and Dad's hearts for dealing with the flu!! But I must say - it was such a special time with Aaron - I had to lay around a lot with just having the surgery and it was just him and I - what a special time together with the third child that would from here on out be "the little man" in our family. I love my kids - each one is so special - and today is Aaron's Day - my little man turns 9 - how does that happen??? I love you bud!!

17 comments:

Steffie B. said...

What a wonderful memory! I had two C-sections myself.....wouldn't want it any other way! Happy Birthday to the "little man" of the Bilby house! Hope your day is fantastic!

From the crazy Beckerings! :)

Gma of 6 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our AARON!!! Nine years ago right now I was driving to Michigan -- so many memories. Then I think of your move to Orange City on a September Saturday only to find ourselves in the ER on Sunday morning with AARON - and a cut chin!! He is my "potato soup" kid!!! LOVE YOU, AARON -- have a great day!!
Gma of 6

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Happy Birthday BIG GUY!

Jen said...

I remember the day he was born! Time flies, doesn't it! Hope you all have a great day together. Happy Birthday!

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Birthday Little Man!!
Your Mom sure does love you : )

nikki said...

Happy Birthday little man!
What a wonderful birth story, Beck. I love hearing how the Bilby Bunch came to be.
Have a blessed day!!!!!

Mr.Brian said...

Happy Birthday Aaron!!! You are one great youg man. Have a wonderful day!!!!
I know you are going to grow up to be a very kind man.

Verna said...

Happy Birthday Aaron!!

Emmie said...

HaPpY bIrThDaY aArOn!! Hope he has a great day and you all have fun celebrating with the fam like I'm sure u will! :)

Emmie said...

HaPpY bIrThDaY aArOn!! Hope he has a great day and you all have fun celebrating with the fam like I'm sure u will! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Aaron. Nine years ago I was having a emergency gall-bladder surgery when you were being born. Hope your day is a wonderful as you are.
Love GrandaV

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday, Aaron!

Our babies grow up too fast, don't they?

a&mg said...

Wow, thanks for sharing such a sweet and special memory. Happy birthday, Aaron!!!

a&mg said...

Wow, thanks for sharing such a sweet and special memory. Happy birthday, Aaron!!!

TaiwanMommy said...

Happy Birthday, Aaron!

We linked to you through Lily Lin, but I think you know my friend Laurie of Mandy's Moon, too.

Your kids are really cute. Lovely family! We have one that 2.5 as well... lots of fun, this age.

Stop by and say hi!

Val

redmaryjanes said...

I just watched Chloe's Gotcha Day video and I should have known better. I am completely reduced to tears here at work.
You did a really beautiful job with it.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i love hearing birth stories. there is something so special about how boys love their moms. i had two c-sections and loved it.

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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