Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy 14th Birthday Timo!!!

So my mom and I were reminiscing about Timo's birth! It was a crazy morning. Tim called my mom at about 4:30 AM I had been laboring an hour--at first I thought my back was hurt! HA! So when my mom arrived she said, "You need to get to the hospital NOW!" I said,"No!" Why? Well, my first labor was 22 hours, so far I'd only been in labor 2 hours, there is no way this baby was coming NOW! Tim finally sided with my mom. Tim got his sister Shellie (we were living in their basement at the time) and my mom drove us. It was a half an hour drive on ice, I was hysterically in pain in the back seat no seat belt, Tim was trying to massage my lower back that was killing but it didn't seem to matter. When we got to the off ramp, Tim and my mom couldn't decide which way to go to the hospital. So I yelled, "That way!" and pointed--me who never knows where I am! Once we got there I didn't speak a word, I was in a zone. I told the nurse to ask my husband. Anyway, after realizing I didn't need to go to the bathroom, they checked me, and my bag broke and there was his head! He had meconium so they cleaned him out before I pushed his body out. A respiratory therapist came in and double checked him. So he was born about 15 minutes after we got there!!! WOW! It was crazy!

It seems like yesterday yet today he is 14. These teenage years go very quickly which I think is a curse and a blessing! Timo is turning into a pretty good young man. He has many talents and skills and he's pretty good at helping out. When I ponder on his life I get a big lump in my throat, and wonder if I have done enough. Thankfully, I get a sweet feeling that heaven is watching over him as well to make up for my mistakes.


4boyzmdmom said...

Nice photo of Timo! I was laughing at your story of his birth, and then I wondered why those stories are so funny when they are not at all funny when you are going through them!

RAQ said...

I know! It's true, I had NO sense of humor at the time!!!