6/6/86: A birthday today!

7:58 AM  on June 6.
Welcome to the world, James!

My first words after his birth: “He’d better love me his whole life!”
Well, it’s the kind of thing you say after hours and hours of labor…

We knew some things about him before he was born (I had the test, knew he was a boy; had another test that showed his heart was okay), but the rest was a mystery that would unfold as he grew up.

We thought we knew a few things about being parents, with 8 1/2 years of experience, but we still had a lot to learn. Two plus one equals more than three, for instance.


He was a lucky boy to have an older brother and sister who eagerly awaited his arrival and couldn’t wait to meet him.

And then there were three

Today is James’s 32nd  birthday. So, happy birthday to my sweet baby James. Hokey song to follow. You have been warned.

9 Responses to 6/6/86: A birthday today!

  1. Awww! Happy Birthday James!

  2. Michele says:

    Happy birthdays! No matter how old they get they are our babies.

  3. Shari E says:

    Happy birthday! Even when they are grown, they are always our babies. Enjoy!

  4. Our sons are so precious! Happy birthday to your James. My Brendan James was born 6/7/89 , making his birthday easy to remember! Love 💕 to you mama, and your family!

  5. Suzy says:

    Lovely post! We have so much in common! My youngest, who also had an older brother and sister waiting to greet her, was born on June 6th too, but in 1996, 10 years after James. You were smart to give him a name with a hokey song attached. My baby has to make do with “Good Golly, Miss Molly.”

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