In the Beginning – Prologue
I’ve been inspired by a friend’s blog to look back….waaaay back. I want to tell the story of Aidan’s first few months of life with the wisdom of hindsight.* I’ll share some excerpts of emails between family and friends and try to recall some of the back story details. Please excuse this disruption in Thankful Thursday posts but friend us on Facebook (Aidan TeamAidan Bowie) and I’ll still have Thankful Thursdays there.
You’ll read about both our emotional and medical roller coasters and an incredible community of support that continues to grow. It’s not a nail biter, though, because you’ve been reading the last pages first and know how it ends….like this….
With a mom who wears fuzzy socks in formal photos, my little man who wears pants up high like an 80 year old, and a tween who seems surprised to be part of this family. It’s all good.
Sit back and buckle up, this could take awhile…
After a great pregnancy, labor and delivery, Aidan was born with Garreth and my sister as birth coaches. He was an 8lb 13oz bundle of beauty and health. The celebration before the storm brought us these congratulatory emails:
Yes, it’s true, Heather has broken her own record. She had baby Aidan in 1 1/2 hours. You read it correctly. She was absolutely amazing. I am trying to come up with the right monetary figure or lifetime supply of chocolate to entice her to have my next baby. She is a birthing vessel. If the baby is not a screamer, she’s coming to YaYa (girlfriends’ weekend away) and definitely deserves a HUGE white Russian. (Yes, I really planned on taking my one week old baby away for a weekend and was looking forward to having my feet rubbed and to be fed well and to pass my newborn around. This is what really happened.)
From my sister Becca
Congratulations! I’m glad you went with the hottie name. We know he’ll at least be confident. A boy coming out that quick obviously knows what he wants. I cannot wait to meet him. YaYa Jen
Heather, how are you going to survive with 3 Bowie boys in the same house? Some people would say all your Christmases have come at once! I was dead chuffed (British for super psyched) when mum said you chose (my name) for the middle name. It means a lot to me. (This was from Garreth’s brother.)
And then everything changed…..
*Present day thoughts will be in bold print.