Wednesday, January 20, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR SON


Born January 20, 1979

(We love you too)

It was the winter of '79 in Chicago, record snowstorms and Super Bowl weekend. I was being watched for toxemia, my pressure was high and I believe that my doctor was concerned about being called in on Super Bowl Sunday so I went to the hospital on a Friday afternoon and was induced. So what I learned from my birthing classes didn't help much. I wasn't a happy camper.

We thought that we must be really close to transition and I was maybe at 3! (never went past 8)Bring on the drugs please. As it all turned out after 16 hours of labor our son was what they called "sunny side up" and I needed an emergency c-section and because of the previous drugs I had to be put under, no epidural for me! Got the belly button down cut and had an asthma attack on the table. So after he was born (perfect) I was put into the ICU for 24 hours. Things were different 31 years ago so he wouldn't have been with me around the clock anyway but I couldn't see him at all. I had a Polaroid photo next to me. (and just so you know we were never allowed to see the sonogram screen or get a photo printed at that time either) My husband told me that when they wheeled me out of surgery I told him that he (our son) would be an only child.



( in 1983 with his sister)

He graduated with honors in Philosophy from UC Santa Cruz, he works at a very prestigious hospital in Los Angeles and purchased his first home last year. We consider ourselves blessed.

IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF MORE INFORMATION:

The Blizzard of 1979 started on Friday night January 12 and lasted until 2 a.m. Sunday January 14. On top of 7-10 inches left over from a New Year's Eve storm, 20.3 inches of new snow fell--setting a record for total snow on the ground.

1979 Super Bowl XIII
Date Played: January 21, 1979
Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys
Winner: STEELERS
Final Score: 35-31
Location: Miami, Florida

Presidents are inaugurated on January 20th. In 1937, Inauguration Day moved to January 20, a change enacted by the 20th amendment to the Constitution. The Vice President's swearing-in ceremony also moved, from the Senate chamber to the Inaugural platform on the Capitol's east front. In 1981, the Inaugural ceremonies moved to the west front terrace of the Capitol, where they have been held ever since. So when a President is being inaugurated you will always know that it's our son's birthday. I have always said to him that when he becomes the President of the United States he will be inaugurated on his Birthday!!

On May 18, 1981 he became a big brother to his beautiful sister. (a planned c-section that was a breeze compared to his birth)

39 comments:

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

What a sweet post! He is a cutie!
I was born in '79 so I loved seeing the price of things back then.

Elise said...

Goegeous post as ever. Happy Birthday to your son!!!! So mucn info in your post, very interesting.

kado! said...

oh wow! Our sons are EXACTLY 20 years apart!! January 20th...a PERFECT day to to be born!!!!

Happy, Happy Birthday to your son!!!!!

Christina Lee said...

AWWWW those suspenders are so stinkin' cute!!

Sonya said...

Happy Birthday to your son! I was born in '79 too. Fun that he was born Super Bowl weekend. My SIL was born the year the Bears went to the super bowl (but in the fall) and they still tell the story of them making it back to the room in time for the game and then the Bears won that year!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to him.. Thanks for all of the info..

Great photos..

Kristie said...

He was a cutie! I hope he has a wonderful birthday! :-)

Brandy said...

awww happy birthday. I can tell you are a very very proud mama.

Randi Troxell said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

and what a cute son you have judging from those pics you put up!!!

sweet, sweet post!!!!

Headless Mom said...

I adore the pic of the two of them! Happy day, A!

The Garden of Egan said...

I remember that year well. I had a newborn!
Things really were cheaper then weren't they?
Happy birthday handsome!

croleyc69 said...

Happy Birthday and hoping he has a wonderful day. :)
Caroline

Janean said...

what a great post!! yes, things were WAY different when i had our son...no epidurals. bite a stick! LOL. (((hugs)))

Jill said...

Happy birthday to your son! Very sweet post.

Katherine said...

Happy birthday to your son. Sounds like quite an ordeal for you. We're thinking only child, too, but we'll see....

And I like the cost of living comparison. I was also born in 1979. March actually.

kyooty said...

Happy Birthday!!!! for both of you :)

Tonja said...

Happy birthday to your son! Great post!

christy rose said...

Happy Birthday to your son! he sure was a cutie! Loved all the info you posted about his birth date and year! that was really interesting! Especially the cost of living table.

Together We Save said...

He is such a cutie!! Please pass along birthday wishes!!

Mara said...

Happy belated birthday to your son. He looks so cute in those pictures.

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Aswww he is so cute. Happy Birthday.

Holly said...

Happy Birthday to your son!

Colleen said...

What a great birthday story! And we're glad your here to share it..yep,things have changed a lot since then, huh? Happy Birthday to your son and to YOU for doing all the work!

Cherie said...

Oh wow that was quite the ordeal you went through! I am sure your daughter is glad you "sucked it up" (ha ha) and had one more.
Your son sure was a cute little guy and sounds like a very successful man! Congratulations and Happy Birthday to him!!

The cost of living chart is so amazing. Wow!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Just a little under a week after mine, although I was born in 1976! Loved all the extra info about prices, etc...

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I always looking at what happened on special days. Ok first off check out a new car ... LOL but then you look at the average income.

What a GREAT day, Happy Birthday to him. Sounds like you raised an amazing man, but if anything like you he's a caring person also!

Technodoll said...

Now that just makes me feel old! I turn 40 next week and was born on a snowbank, something about a huge winter up here... wait. Every year is a huge winter. Bummer!

Beautiful children, the photos radiate happiness :)

Ginny Marie said...

What a sweet baby picture! The blizzard of '79 is a legend around here! I lived in central Illinois in 1979, and was about to turn 10. We had a lot of snow "down south" that winter, too.

Yaya said...

Awww! Happy Birthday!

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Isn't it nice to know that he's at such a great point in his life?!!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

That is amazing! What a story, and I love how you posted all the details from 1979. Love the photo of the two of them... so precious!

xinex said...

Your are blesses indeed, Debby! Happy birthday to your son. He is a handsome fella and your daughter is lovely!..Christine

jennifer said...

Happy birthday to your son! This was a wonderful post, full of personal history and historical facts! You really know how to celebrate someone.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

They are so cute! Love your remark after delivery that he would be an only child! How quickly we forget. I'm glad it all turned out so well, considering all you went through to get him here! laurie

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I LOVE this post Debby! Happy Birthday to your awesome son!

I laughed when I read that you told your hubby he'd be an only child... ;) Sounds like you are truly blessed! :)

Sandy said...

What a fun post! Happy Birthday to your son.

Kirby3131 said...

Now that's a birthday post! Happy belated birthday to your son. :)

Sonya said...

what a cute post for your son's birthday and WOW what a birth story. I was also delivered by c-section and my mom also got the nice belly button down cut. I used to look at it when I was little and I was proud that I gave that to her! Now that I am older I feel bad since it is a pretty nasty scar. But the things we do for our children!!!

LambAround said...

Loving this post too!

Boys always have to be such a pain compared to girls! Stinky ol' boys ;)

~Lamb

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