Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Three Years Ago, Today

I was preparing to push the 'lil guy out my vag. I was still under the illusion that after I got an epidural, labor wouldn’t suck. It does.

And FYI, it still hurts. Even with an epidural. (They lie, they lie!)

I was lying in the hospital bed, feeling pukey and weird – but elated – and had a towel stuffed down there to catch my leaky water. I was excited.

And then once I was fully dilated, I was no longer excited. I was in pain, and I was pissed.

I also might have been hallucinating and insisted I had "pulsating balls." (True story.)

And, after hours of pushing, having my epidural taken away…after hours of crying and being in agony…

out came my son.

My Cade.

He didn’t cry when he was born. The doctors from the NICU were in my room, prepared for a sick child, and they were concerned. But my doctor said, quite cheerfully, “Nah, don’t worry. He’s a Celexa baby. Celexa babies are always relaxed when they come out!” And I looked at him, I looked him in his beautiful blue eyes, and knew that life was Good, it had meaning.

August 4, 2006 was a good day. The best they come, in fact.

Happy birthday, buddy. Let’s celebrate by laughing and blowing bubbles and going on a bike ride and eating cake and giving Eskimo kisses and opening that tractor you’ve been begging for.

I can’t wait.

16 comments:

McIntyre Family said...

Happy Birthday Cade! Hope you have a great day!
You have an adorable little boy Brie.

Kara said...

Happy Birthday, Cade! And cheers to you, Brie, for being a great mom!

Laur said...

Happy Big Three Cade!

bananas said...

Happy birthday to the cutest little boy on earth!!

Cammy said...

Happy Birthday Cade!!! I hope you have a great day, remember you are always his best gift!

Krista said...

Happy birthday Cade! Sorry I missed your surprise party Brie. We were on vacation in Bear lake but I would have loved to have been there. I texted Whit to tell you sorry and wish ya happy birthday.

"Julia" said...

Happy birthday, Cade!
And happy Cade-day, Brie!

michelle said...

Birth days always make for the best stories.
Have a happy one

tawny said...

Happy Birthday lil C!

Mace loves you so much.

cant wait for your sponge bob party!!!!!


xoxo

HAFC said...

Ah....good story. Happy b-day to the the man!! And truthfully, I am terrified to have a child with 'Timothy. I want one, for sure, but I don't want to actually HAVE it, ya know. I have no pain tolerance. I'd probably pass out or something. How did you stay awake through all that?

satisfiction said...

Aw. Happy birthday, Cade! (Also kind of a belated wish, but I still haven't gone to bed, so it's still Tuesday for me. :D)

I'm kind of intrigued by those pulsating balls... hehehe.

-Lindsay

P.S. I just noticed your "my people" drawing! So awesome. I'm hoping it's kind of new because if it's been there forever and I'm just noticing that's kind of sad. Either way, love it.

Krystle said...

Happy belated b-day, Cade! We share the same birthday! :)

Maeve said...

Happy Birthday Cade!!!! I hope you had a wonderful celebration with your family :-)

Gena said...

Happy Birthday (late) Cade! I hope you had a wonderful day.

Brie, your story was hilarious. Having had 4 children, I know that you do not tell a lie. I'm so glad that he is here and healthy and beautiful!

Laura said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CADE and CONGRATS to you, MOM for keeping him happy for three years!

Paige said...

I hope Cade had a great 3rd birthday! He's sure a cutie!