Sunday, February 21, 2010

Reminiscing

Today, at 10:30 am, my son turned 17.  I still remember the day he was born like it was yesterday.  We were at a family birthday party when my water broke.  He was a few days early, and being our first child, we were a little unprepared.  My husband had to make the 30 minute drive home to get my bag (which wasn't packed, I was procrastinating) before we could head to the hospital.

After an agonizing night of pitocin assisted labor and a last minute decision to perform a c-section, we were rewarded with this little guy. 

Hours after he was born.


Just before we were discharged (a rare picture of me).


With daddy on his first birthday.  He has a bigger car now.


The time has gone so fast.  Here's my little guy today, with his girlfriend.


 Happy Birthday, seventeen year old!   

Willoughby

16 comments:

thrasherswife said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome son... but oh, with a son who is almost 12 girlfriends and 17 SCARES me!!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday to your boy! He is so handsome and it was nice to catch a glimpse of you. I bet you still look the same!

We have an award for you.

tattytiara said...

You have a beautiful son. I'm sure saying hello to your child for the first time is a memory that never fades.

elvira pajarola said...

Cara Willoughby.....Your very handsome YOUNG MEN looks not only very cute...he looks very sympatic also.......COMPLIMENTS!!!!!!!!!
...oh...and let him know I do love his pretty girl friend too.....!!!

I do understand you very well...time passes so fast and we see our children growing soooo quickly....that's why we have to enjoy every day with them and be very grateful for it....!!!!!

have a wonderful and happy BIRTHDAY with your son and your family....!
Un abbraccio elvira

Purple Flowers said...

Thanks for sharing your son's birth day, and now seventeen years later, a different kind of birthday. I bet that went fast for you and your husband.

Heidi said...

What a handsome son :) Happy Birthday to him! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

5thsister said...

A handsome young man for sure. And Kayla is such a pretty girl! I hope his birthday is filled with much joy, laughter and love! God bless!

Chicago Mom said...

Happy birthday to your handsome son! What great pictures, thanks for sharing. Is that Bashful Toast? She is just beautiful! What a gorgeous couple.

Deidra said...

Happy Birthday!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

It's bittersweet, isn't it, watching them grow? I've been feeling that so much lately. Hope your son's birthday is a happy one!

Kimberly said...

OMG!

That is too adorable. I remember 17. (I think)

Happy birthday!!!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I know I'm late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

HAPPY BELATED 17th BIRTHDAY!!!!! Enjoy every minute of it!!!

And congrats to you Willoughby for raising such a fine young man :-)

We're off for a long weekend vacation in search of sunshine. I'll catch up with you again next week.

Take care!
jj

Holly said...

Sweet...Happy Birthday, Makes me think how quickly my own son is growing.

Tracie said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to your handsome son!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

what a handsome boy you have

happy (belated) birthday...

kary