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Happy Birthday, Max

Max’s birthday was on 4/18 but I didn’t get to post about it last week. I cannot believe my first born son is 10 years old!!! That seems so crazy to me. Double digits. Wow.  I remember every detail of his birth. How did ten years go by so quickly. When I was 36 weeks pregnant with Max I had this little pain in my side for the whole weekend. On Monday morning I decided to go to the doctor and I was having contractions. She didn’t think I would deliver Max so she sent me to the hospital to be hydrated.  The contractions went away and I went home, but they came back stronger than ever a few hours later. We quickly packed a bag and got to the hospital at about 10:30 PM. At 12:30 they gave me stadol to sleep and I was 3 centimeters. At 1:30 I asked for my epidural and they thought I was crazy but finally examined me and discovered I was 10 centimeters. Three to ten in one hour! Our doctor wasn’t there yet and the nurses kept telling us we had a bald baby. Our doctor finally arrived around 2:30 in the morning and exclaimed that Max wasn’t bald but that was his butt. I had not had a sonogram since the 20 week one so who knows how long he was bald. My guess is I lost my fluid in the end and he got stuck in that position. But regardless I delivered him in the frank breach position, butt first!  Luckily everything went smoothly and Max was born at 2:56 AM on April 18th, 2000, and weighed 4 lbs 18 oz. He was our little peanut!! He’s still our little peanut but is now up to my chin and has long curly hair!!

Max has always been such a sweet boy.  He is a tad moody and does have a temper but gets over it really quickly, just like his mom!  His hair is also just like mine!!  Max is a voracious reader but also likes to play baseball, soccer, and basketball. He has a ton of friends and is a goof ball at times. He is also very helpful and is so good (for the most part) to his brothers!

Happy 10th birthday, my sweet little peanut.


April 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

Bad blogger

I’ve been a bad blogger lately! We’ve had so much going on and I just haven’t been on my computer as much at night. Last week I was out every week with meetings and things with the boys. Max was in a ballroom dance thing at school, which was amazing! The boys also had sporting events. And then last Friday I went to Kansas City for leadership training with the PKD Foundation. It was a busy and draining weekend but very rewarding. Of course mainly because I was able to hang out with my friend, J, which always makes me feel good. She and I spoke to all of the volunteers and staff about the ARPKD chapter and we received a standing ovation. Wow!

Besides all of that Matt’s 91 year old grandma has been in the hospital and we still don’t know exactly what is wrong with Matt.  So to say the least things have been very stressful around here! And because of that I have been a bad blogger. So hopefully now I will get back on track.

April 23, 2010 at 9:24 pm Leave a comment

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