Friday, July 14, 2006

Soccer Dad: One Year In

















Just a note to say Happy First Birthday to miggity Mace Marvelous. Last night, Wifey and I were remembering the moments leading up to Maceo entering the world and were shaking our heads. It was chaos because he was 2 weeks early and the dial-a-nurse misdiagnosed her labor as "dehydration pains." In short: we did active labor at our home, broke water then sped to the hospital in record time and she delivered in less than an hour (no epidurl).

Wifey asked, "What do you remember when you first saw him?" All I remember is repeating some combination of "Oh my God! AAAAA!!! He's here! Maceo, you're finally here!" Thank you, son, for giving us a year we'll always cherish. You're here. Finally.

SD

5 comments:

daddy in a strange land said...

Happy 1st b-day, Maceo (and congrats to you, SD and SM)!

Susan said...

Mace is beautiful! Happy first year to you all!!!

angie said...

happy first! now come all the other "firsts" . . . it's a great ride but buckle up!

(*visiting via mama nabi . . . )

honglien123 said...

What a beautiful little boy. Happy belated birthday to the baby and congratulations to you on surviving the first year!

Soccer Dad said...

Thanks to all who responded and said such flattering things!

Mace napped for 90 minutes prior, setting the temperment for an enjoyable day. We had 14 kids dipping into the pool, lots of punch, a cake made from cupcakes, SPAM musubi, kim bap (made by Wifey's mom that morning), more food and customized lollipops as the parting gift. It's a lot of freaking work and we were beat. I'm cashing in a spa treatment certificate this week...

SD