Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Nathan!

Today Nathan celebrates his 9th birthday! It's just amazing to me that he is 9 years old already. I don't know what happened -- I must have blinked. Kids grow up so darn fast. When Nathan was born, his breathing was irregular and they took him away from me for a long time. He had complications from meconium and got pretty sick. They had him hooked up to all kinds of stuff and the poor thing was getting poked left and right. I decided to board in the hospital to be with him. I wasn't officially a patient, but they let me sleep in an empty room so I could be close. I ended up getting really sick too. At first they couldn't figure out what was wrong. Soon they discovered I had a really bad staph infection, so I was readmitted. Both Nathan and I spent 6 long days in the hospital before we could finally go home. And now he's a big nine-year-old boy -- and quite a handsome one, at that!
Happy Birthday, Nathan!

20 comments:

  1. He's a handsome boy alright!

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  2. Happy birthday Nathan. He is handsome!

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  3. Wow! What a story! Happy B-day Nathan! What a cutie pie!

    Christy

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  4. What a handsome young fella he is...Happy Birthday Nathan! I hope all your wishes come true today and always!

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  5. Happy Birthday, big boy! yes, they grow up so fast, unfortunately...

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  6. Happiest of Birthdays to you, Nathan! Hope it's a great one. :)

    Gale

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  7. Happy Birthday! MY oldest son's birthday is today too. But he's, like, OLD. As in "has given me grandchildren." :)

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  8. Oh, happy birthday to Nathan!

    He really is cute! The girls better watch out.

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  9. Happy Birthday Nathan! Enjoy your special day :)

    Great picture!

    Jeannine :D

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  10. Happy Birthday Nathan! I hope he has a wonderful day planned.

    And yes he is handsome Rena - not that you are biased or anything! lol

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  11. Happy happy birthday, Nathan! I agree, he is handsome. :D

    Anita
    (gramma2jaak)

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  12. Happy Birthday to Nathan! That's quite a story, but yes, he's quite handsome!

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  13. What a tough first couple of weeks you had with him...that must have been very hard! He is indeed an adorable kid! My oldest turned nine in August. It's a great age, they are becoming more independent but still want to spend time with their parents!

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  14. Yes, they grow up so quickly. Don't blink, or the next thing you know he'll be going on his first date - and he'll never have any trouble getting one of those! Cute little guy.

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  15. Nathan: Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you - dear Nathan, Happy Birthday to you!!! And, believe me, you are happy you couldn't hear me singing that.

    Rena: Keep your eyes open - 'cause it's over before you know it.

    You forget to pay attention and you turn around and they're heading off to college or their apartment, or...

    It's so hard for us Moms.

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  16. There's that chin! Happy Birthday to both of you! What an experience. It was no doubt a good thing you were at the hospital when you took ill.

    And now look...what a beautiful boy. And hey, Mom looks good too.

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  17. Thank you all SO MUCH for the birthday wishes for Nathan! I read them to him and he was all smiles. He had the silliest grin whenever I read someone saying he was cute or handsome or that the girls better watch out.

    He had a small family party at home last night. Now he's in Lego Heaven and will be busy building all weekend.

    Thank you again -- :)

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  18. Nathan - hope your birthday is as awesome and wonderful as your Mommy!

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  19. Happy 9th Birthday, Nathan! I know I'm a day late, but better late than never. You sure are a handsome young man! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!
    Erin

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  20. Thanks Angela & Erin, as well as everyone who wished Nathan a happy birthday.

    He's still in Lego Heaven. Yesterday he used his gift card to buy another set. I'm amazed how fast and easily he can put these things together.

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