Happy Birthday Son!
I was sitting here at the computer paying the bills online and had to write out a couple of doctor bill checks and realized what the date was. September 18! It's Joe's birthday! And I'm a lousy mother because I almost forgot!
Then when I realized what the date was I wrote 9/18/81 on the check that I was in the middle of writing out. Good thing I caught that before I put it in the envelope. 9/18/81 is a very convenient date to have your birthday on, isn't it? Today's date works pretty well, too, 9/18/09. So, Happy 28th, Joe! Damn, I feel old now!
So, 28 years ago today a little mostly peach fuzz headed baby was born. We didn't realize we had a redhead until that peach fuzz started growing in a little. Back then, we weren't warned about putting our babies on their stomachs, something that I guess isn't done today, but as you can see by this picture, they even did it in the hospital.
We didn't have a camera back then, so the official family photographer, the only one of us that did have a camera, was my sister Linda, and she took this photo through the window to the nursery. None of this having your baby in the room with you and letting family in your room to see the baby back then, they kept those kids all bundled up and sterile and only brought them out at feeding time.
Joe was born by c/section, so we didn't go home until he was 5 days old. Here's big sister Jennifer with her new baby brother.
I don't have very many baby pictures of either kid, like I said we had no camera and digital cameras had yet to be invented, along with home computers to do your digital pictures on. If you had a camera, you still had to take all those rolls of film down to be developed and it was always interesting to see if any of your pictures were even worth keeping.
Here is Joe on his first birthday, I think the cake was chocolate.
He was a happy little boy!