Happy 3rd Birthday Ryan James!

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Where have the last 3 years gone?

I can’t believe how much has changed since that day 3 years ago when YOU decided it was time to arrive a little early.  A whole 5 weeks early to be exact.  Nothing like having a mind of your own right from the start.  Daddy had left the night before for his last business trip before your arrival.  And much to his surprise he received a phone call the next morning that mommy’s water broke and she was heading to the hospital to see what was going on.

Hey – it was my first time having a baby!  I didn’t know what was happening.  And especially with it being 5 weeks before my due date I really didn’t expect to be in labor and I certainly wasn’t expecting to deliver a baby that day.  But off I went alone to the hospital with my laptop.  No car seat.  No overnight bag.  Just my laptop because I was fairly certain I was heading to work after my quick visit to the hospital.

No such thing as a quick visit.  Instead I was told that Ryan would be arriving before end of day!

Once I was able to wrap my mind around the fact that I was having a baby THAT DAY, I was so excited!  Daddy was on the first flight home and we were going to be parents!

My sweet, sweet Ryan was born just before 10pm and weighed in at 7 pounds 3 ounces.  Yes, you read that correctly.  He was 7 pounds 3 ounces and arrived FIVE weeks early!  As we held you for the first time we couldn’t even begin to imagine how much love and joy you would bring into our house in the days and years to come.  You really are our special Christmas gift and we couldn’t be more blessed to have you.

Ryan James | 7 pounds 3 ounces

Mommy & Ryan

Daddy & Ryan

We love you so, so much Ryan.  You are amazing in every single way!  Happy 3rd birthday my little man.

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  1. WOW! 7lbs 3oz born 5 weeks early. Crazy! Did he have to spend any time in the NICU?

    • Typical Suburban Family says:

      Nope. He did not. He spent a few hours in the transitional nursery, but that was just to check him out. Plus they had the entire NICU team in the delivery room to check him out which provided a scary atmosphere for a first time mom, but everything check out great other than a little jaundice. He was perfectly fine and his lungs were developed. We were very lucky!


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