Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Somebody turned 9 on May 20th!!

Lets see...9 years ago today I had an 8 day old baby. My first little baby boy Braiden. At the time I was working at Alpha Plasma Center in Provo and had just finished my 3rd semester of Nursing school. I was due on May 19th and my Dr. said if I made it through my due date that he would induce me. This was much to the dismay of Quinn because that was opening day of Star Wars. He quickly got over that. Well, you can bet that I showed up at Orem Community Hospital at 6 am the next morning and was ready to go. They started me on Pitosin at 7 am and he was born at 6:40pm. It was a Thursday. This I recall because I delivered just in time to see the season finale of Friends. He was 7 lbs 12 oz and 20 inches. He has managed to gain about 40 lbs and a few feet since then.Braiden is a very happy and smart kid. He loves to play and have fun and has a very competitive spirit. This is why he is a great soccer player. In fact he does well at any sport or activity he chooses to participate in. He likes to be independent and pretty much challenges me on everything but I will admit that there have been times that it turned out he was right and I was wrong. He is always concerned for others well-being and will always ask me how much something costs before I can buy it for him. Maybe he will be a financial analyst when he grows up. He is an awesome big brother and helper (most of the time). Since his birthday was preceded by a couple of funerals this year we had to sorta throw together a party but it turned out fun and he got some cool gifts as always. Would you believe that nobody ate the black cupcakes? What you don't like having grey teeth?
I bet Braiden was wishing for a Wii. Will the statute of limitations on wishes run out by Christmas? Hmmmmmmm.....
On his actual birthday day, Braiden desired for all of his "parents" to take him out and have a date night. He chose Joe's Crab Shack. Unfortunately, Eric got the flu that morning and couldn't make it but we had a good time. He ordered a huge shrimp dish and at it ALL! I didn't even know he liked seafood.
Braiden also did not know that Joe's is notorious for making you do embarrassing things on your birthday. I guess they go easy on kids because they just had him stand up and sang to him and he had to say all the "you"s in the Happy Birthday song. This pales in comparison to the time they made me ride a stick pony around the entire restaurant yelling "yee-haw".

Happy Birthday Bud! Don't grow up too fast!



5 comments:

Brenda said...

I remember that day! We brought you a Zuka juice! A few days before that you were balancing a bowl of ice cream on your belly! Happy Birthday Braiden!

TheChuckisTheMan said...

He is 9? WOW AMY, you are getting old!

devri said...

Go Braiden, congrats to the birthday boy

burton said...

Happy Birthday! love ya

Carrie Pabst said...

Happy Birthday Braiden! Man time sure does fly! Have a fun year