Saturday, March 07, 2009

Birthday Boy

My baby is 41 years old today. In a few years, as he gets older and I get younger, we will be the same age. lol (I crack myself up.)

He was born a few days early, possibly due to the party we hosted the night before. The last guest left at about midnight, with all the men lining up to pat my tummy and all the women making predictions about the sex of the baby, i.e., "You're carrying low, it's a boy." Or, "You were carrying high before it dropped. It's another girl." Thankyew very much for your scientific assessment of my condition, ladies.

We had just managed to get everything tidied up and crawl sleepily (and boozily) to bed when I realized that those oh so familiar pangs I had been feeling and ignoring for a while were getting more painful by the minute. I shook D.J. and said, "Wake up, we're going to the hospital. This baby wants OUT."

He was born just a few short minutes after we arrived at the hospital, before the anaesthetic could take effect (no natural childbirth for THIS delicate flower! And, I found out why that night.). My doctor told me later that if I planned to have another baby, he suggested that I rent a room across the street from the hospital because I almost didn't get there in time this time.

See how cleverly I have made Jay's birth all about me?

Anyhoo, he was the cutest little boy I had ever seen. And, he's still cute. He's tall and talented and funny, and intelligent, and sensitive and caring and, well, by Gawd, he's perfect!

So, Happy Birthday, Jay. And, many, many more.

13 comments:

Looking to the Stars said...

I love the way you think! :)
My body maybe getting older but my heart is getting younger also.
Happy B-Day to your baby boy!

patsy said...

happy birthday, jay.

Maria said...

You have given the world a wonderful family tale. I loved reading about Jay's birth some 40 years ago. So Jay, my wish is that your mother tells this story for another 50 or 60 years every time your birthday rolls around.

Darlene said...

Happy birthday to Jay. I wanted to name my first born Jay after my grandfather. Unfortunately for me my husband, who was in radio, actively dislike a disk jockey named Jay and vehemently nixed the name.

Golly, I would have envied you having Jay so quick. I was in labor 24 hours with Mark, who is by the way, 58 years old.

Cazzie!!! said...

Yayyy for Jay, and for you being his Mum :)

Margie's Musings said...

Congrats to you both!!

kenju said...

Happy Birthday, Betty's boy!!

Arkansas Patti said...
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Arkansas Patti said...

Happy Birthday a wee bit late Oh Perfect One.
Pretty sure "perfect" is heriditary?

Jay said...

Awwww ... gosh ... thanks ma. *sniff, sniff* ;-)

MarmiteToasty said...

There is no way you are old enough to have a 41 year old son?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAY.....

Day I was feeling old cos me oldest of 4 sons will be 26 next week LOL

x

DaBookLady said...

HB Jay...my son will be 41 in June, I agree when I look at him I remember the cute bubbly and cubby bouncing baby boy...but looking at him now I still see him as a cute, but a little taller, lol, and bubbly bouncing, younger than me, man... :)we are best friends now and I love that I have been blessed with such a wonderful son too!!!

Richard said...

Betty, it's always about you and I love it. As for Jay, all I can say is: "Oh, how I'd love to be 41 again.