Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Julian....

This time seven years ago, I was coming home from hospital knowing that if I didn't give birth today, I would be induced tomorrow.
I didn't really want to be induced, so David and I walked all over Prospect during the day, urging that little baby to come out. We ended up walking up to the school to pick up Emily and walking home. By the time I got home I was very, very tired. I remember remarking to David that I hoped I wouldn't go into labour now as I didn't think I had the energy to give birth anymore. He suggested a nap. I woke up to a contraction. I wasn't sure if it was definately one, but sure enough, six minutes later the next one came. Then I had two at five minutes apart and then they came thick and fast. Now, I was two weeks late and due to go to hospital any day, and did I have my bag packed???? Big panic - throwing things in the bag - stopping for two minutely contractions, thinking I was never going to make it to hospital - we still had to drop Em off at my mum's place and then get to the hospital. We made it though, and I made it upstairs and not long after that Julian was born. My first contraction was at 5.30pm and he was born at 8.55pm. He may have taken his time coming, but when he decided he wanted out, he didn't muck around!



Happy Birthday Julian. We've been so blessed to have you in our lives.

Which leads me on to the next thing. I read on Karen's blog that she is participating in the '30 days of gratitude' blog posting. Now I don't know where she saw this, but I think it's a great idea and I've decided to do it too - my first entry being dedicated to Julian. I am so grateful that he came into my life. He's such a wonderful boy with an amazing sense of humour, so deep at times and very sensitive. I've loved watching him grow into what he is now and I can't wait to see how he will turn out when he is older.

Hopefully I will be able to post everyday for 30 days - but given my track record I wouldn't hold your breath!

cheers
l
x

9 comments:

Me said...

Oh Happy Birthday to Julian and Happy Birth Anniversary to you Levin!
I need to do 30 days too....sounds great. I'll have to pop it on my list of to-do's....I look forward to reading yours.

Kali said...

Happy Birthday to Julian! I enjoyed reading his birth story..thanks for sharing.
You are tempting me with the 30 days of gratitude blogging...hmmm, might just give it a go!
xo, Kali

nicolette said...

Happy Birthday Julian!

Bird Bath said...

Best Birthday wishes to Julian...He must be a wonderful treasure.

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday Julian

Farmyard Crafts said...

Happy Birthday Julian! Hope that you have an awesome day!!!

My Love is..... said...

Happy Birthday Julian!! Have a great day!

Mirre said...

Happy belated birthday, Julian!
I hope you've had a good party!

Gina said...

Happy (belated) birthday to your Julian..hope you had a fun-filled day!