Birth Day Stories (Repost)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I posted these last year on my birthday, and since... 
1. I'm turning 30 tomorrow (😩🙈) 
2. this was one of my favorite blog posts ever  
3. I have new blog readers...

I decided to repost!  And you know what?  I teared up again reading these.

Having divorced parents is tough, BUT I'm thankful to have two parents who love me tremendously--and who love me enough to contribute to my blog 😜

Having both Mom AND Dad walk me down the aisle

From my mom:

I was so excited when I found out I was pregnant with you!!!!!  I was going to have my very own baby!!!!! I was going to have a friend for life!  Not knowing if you were a boy or girl didn't matter to me.  All I wanted was a healthy baby!!!! Baby "How to Books" became my current read.  Eating healthy was my goal.  Cravings of meat and vegetables were satisfied.  Looking for nursery items were fun. Enrolling in Childbirth Classes were expected and fun.  Being blessed by a sweet lady who sold me her maternity clothes kept me in fashion (for that time)  Remembering the first time I wore a maternity bathing suit was SHOCKING!!!!  I was too big for a regular bathing suit and a little too small for a maternity suit.  Putting that baggie thing on made me look like I had a VERY ILL- FITTING suit on.  Took me a while to get use to "those kind of clothes".  Being nervous NEVER crossed my mind.  I was confident.  Gaining only 20 pounds during my last month (back then, we talked about being pregnant in months....not weeks)  of  pregnancy alarmed doctors enough to have some type of test done to make sure you were okay.  Test results were good and everything was right on target....except my weight.

I remember working the day before you were born.  My lower back hurt.  That didn't really concern me.  Thinking I overdid it (as I usually do) cleaning the entire house, including closets, your nursery, washing all your clothes again for the hundredth time (called nesting), little did I know I was going into labor.  It was a Friday night.  We went to a relative's house to visit.  Bill Cosby was on t.v. telling jokes.  The last joke I remember was the one about him going to the dentist.  I think I laughed myself into labor.  At that time, I told your father I was hurting REALLY BAD.  Having an EXTREMELY HIGH  pain tolerance was not to my advantage.  It was then we decided to run by the house for a "packed baby suitcase."  You know, the one you take to the hospital when you are GOING TO HAVE A BABY!!!!!!  Seemed like only minutes after arriving to the hospital, I was rushed up to the "baby floor" to have my baby....YOU!  Probably within a half an hour, you were born.  Wow!!!  

From the minute they put you on my chest, you had me.

Happy Birthday to my firstborn!!
Your Mother

From My Dad:

I remember a lot but, some is blurry because it was an experience for me too!  And I thought to myself the day you were born, what a smart kid, she knew to be born on an Alabama by-week! lol

It was still Saturday night! I can't remember what we did but, at about 10:30 that night, I was sitting on the toilet and your mother walks in and said it's time to go! Well, I freaked! Wait, I said, I'm on the toilet! But, I finally got myself together somewhat, while your mother grabbed the hospital bag!  Off we go!

We made it to the hospital around 11ish, I think, and went straight to the delivery waiting to be delivered, room(?) Folks going back and forth; me sweating but fanning your mother because she gave a natural childbirth (tough woman). I saw every vein in your mothers head and neck and it worried me to see the pain but, it didn't last that long because, within a short time, here you come and there wasn't a dry eye in the room! And, who was the first to hold you, beside the doctor and nurse, your Dad! One of my tears dropped on your cheek and that, not only that, baptized you into my heart forever! 

Even through some bad times, your Father has never stopped loving you, and never will regardless

I love you SuperSissy!

Daddy Paul Wiley

I'll see y'all back here tomorrow for a very special blog post!!!!

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  1. And I cried again, just like I did last year! Happy Birthday eve baby doll! You have been blessed with the best parents! Such wonderful memories of the day their precious angel arrived!

  2. Happy early birthday Sarah! I really, really love that picture of them walking you down the aisle. I remember reading this post last year and so enjoyed it. Good idea reposting! Hope you're having a good birthday week!

  3. Girl....bawling over this! So super sweet. I did have to laugh about your dad saying all the veins were popping out of your moms head...that's the one thing I remember my ex observing during Riley's birth. Happy, happy birthday sweet, beautiful Sarah!

  4. Your wedding venue is GORGEOUS and I love that both of your parents walked you down the aisle!
    Your parents are so sweet for jotting down these special memories of when you were born!

  5. I loved reading this post a second time and I teared up again, too!! You are so blessed to have two parents who love you so dearly. <3

  6. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  7. Happy Birthday!! I loved this post just as much this year as I did last. Wishing you a year full of blessings ahead.


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