Three years ago, at this time, I was playing Sudoku in my hospital bed. I had been admitted to the hospital after 2 days of contractions every 5 minutes. I honestly couldn’t believe I was in labor… even at that point. My previous two babies were both induced. I’d never even had a Braxton Hicks contraction. There I was, though, 38 weeks and 2 days pregnant.. About to have our third baby.

That night was very calm and so much fun. (How many labors have you described as fun? LOL) I spent much of the evening trying to convince my OBGYN that Taco Bell really wasn’t a suitable name for a baby while laughing hysterically about the woman in the delivery suite next to mine laboring to “Rolling in the Deep” very loudly. Then, at 1:17 am on July 21st.. He was born. Little did I know then just how much that little boy would change our lives.

He has taught me so much in the last 3 years. About life, determination, patience. He’s the sweetest, most genuine little boy you will ever meet. He’s also quite stubborn. I am so lucky to have him in my life.. But even more lucky to be his mom. Happy 3rd Birthday, PhiePhieMonster!


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