Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Micah!!!

So 7 years ago today our 6th child, our 4th boy Micah was born. What I remember about that day is I dropped Emily off at Joyschool and ran to Wal-Mart with 2 year old Izak to get some onesies for the baby and a few other necessary baby items I'd overlooked. He wasn't due until the weekend, it was Wednesday. As soon as I started pushing the cart to the van I started having contractions. They didn't hurt but were strong. They were about 15 minutes apart so I wasn't too concerned. I called my mom and told her what was going on, she insisted on coming out. The weather changed and it started raining. Once my mom arrived I laid down and rested. When I got up the contractions had stopped. My mom said that I should go for walk and see if I could get them going again. I went for a long walk in the rain, neighbors saw me and guessed what I was doing. I came home a bit discouraged because the contractions were irregular now. Then after being home a little while they got a little stronger. I wasn't totally convinced I was in labor until a friend, Heather Francis stopped by and we were chatting and I told could be in labor. She said that I probably was. She quite convinced about it by the signs. I started to feel urgent not too long after she left and I called Tim. Once I called him it seemed like it intensified. My mom got my kids places and made them dinner while I tried to focus on relaxing while watching the Winter Olympics. Then I sat in a hot bath for awhile. After awhile that wasn't working, Tim said that it was time to go. I said, "NO!" I didn't think I was ready yet. I was in transition and TIm could tell. We left soon after on his and my mother's insistence. We got to the hospital at about 8:30-8:45 PM. It was painful but once they checked me I was an 8 or 9 so I pushed him out in the middle of one of Apollo Ohno's heats! He won, it was 9:15 PM. My sister walked in minutes later because she was on her way home from a class and went straight to the hospital when my told her I was there. My dad came over shortly after as well.
Micah has his own look, I thought he looked the most like Taran but still he has an olive skin tone and his almond shaped eyes but they are a pretty brown like Taran's. Micah was an interesting baby, intense and cute and funny too. He always had this mischievious look about him that has now manifested itself in his youth. He also is very caring about others, if he hears someone is ill or hurt he wants to take them something. He loves to draw and can do so for hours. He also likes his friends and legos, star wars, and sports. He can be very funny and clever. We love him very much and hope this year is a great one for him as he prepares to be baptized next year!


321forme said...

Happy Birthday Micah...truly one of the cutest kids I know. Oh, and Taran looks thrilled in that picture below. Where does the time go?

Katie said...

Katie noticed you said Micah was child #6, is there a secret you've been hiding from us?
Micah's baby pictures bring back fond memories living at your home, and why you were smart for having tile in your kitchen. It drives me crazy when my children spit their food out everywhere.


The Cranes said...

Yeah, that's what I thought! Isn't Micah #5? He is such a good-looking boy. Of all your kids, he reminds me the most of what Tim was like when we were kids.

RAQ said...

I am sorry I wrote #6 for Micah, you are all right he was number 5 I am not hiding anyone somewhere else! I am just losing my mind, little by little!