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Happy Birthday to our First Born! - Livin' the Good Life

Sep. 29th, 2012

09:00 pm - Happy Birthday to our First Born!

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Nathen turns 41 today. 41 years ago, when I was only 22, we drove our jeep Bronco pell-mell down five miles of bumpy dirt road and 100 miles of freeways in the middle of the night, me in heavy labor, to Hollywood Hospital. We made it with hours to spare. Nathen was then born into the capable hands of an old German doctor who was my staunch advocate for having a natural childbirth. Her orders to the hospital staff were, "Hands off! This girl wants all-natural". And that's exactly what I got. Thanks Dr. Behne! You helped give me an excellent first birth experience. That set the stage for my 4 homebirths that followed.
Nathen is now a fully mature adult, and he does us proud!


Date:October 1st, 2012 03:05 am (UTC)
100 miles in the middle of the night while in heavy labor? That alone would have done me in.
I was also 22 when I had my first. Do you get emotional each time one of your sons has a birthday? I become very reflective. I can bring back those memories with such clarity...unlike many other moments of my life.
Happy Birthday Nathen!

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Date:October 1st, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
Yes, Jill. I remember each of my births like it was yesterday. It's such an intense experience that I think it's something that is etched forever in a mother's mind and heart.
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