Happy Birthday, Little Dude

Da Goddess @ 03:18

My baby is now 17.

Yes, LD has crept up to the precipice of majority seemingly overnight.

As I write this, it’s at exactly the time he was born. It was a tough labor, but he was worth every push, every bit of pain, and all the fear and excitement that comes with bringing a child into the world.

LD spent the first three or so days of his life in NICU. At 9lb, 5oz, he was the largest baby in there. We worried over him as his breathing wasn’t what it should be. Doctors checked him frequently. Family came in to see him. The priest came in to bless him. And he pulled through.

He had high bilirubin levels that almost resulted in him being hospitalized again, but he pulled through that as well.

And now, my Little Dude isn’t quite so little anymore. He’s tall, smart, funny, handsome, determined, and kind. He’s everything a parent could want in a child and then some.

I’m so proud to call this young man my son.

I love you, kiddo! Happy 17th birthday!


  1. Happy Birthday LD, one day after my own, but fifty years apart. Ye gods! When I first linked to this blog, LD was only just entering his teens. Where have the years gone?

    I hope this is the first day of a great year for you LD.

    Comment by The Gray Monk — 2013/10/03 @ 09:52

  2. Happiest of Birthdays, LD!

    (Seriously, he just can’t be 17!!)

    Comment by pam — 2013/10/03 @ 11:26

  3. Happy Birthday LD. I can’t believe he was like 4 when we met at the San Diego wild animal park!

    Comment by Karen — 2013/10/03 @ 18:53

  4. Happy Birthday not-so-LD!

    Comment by diamond dave — 2013/10/03 @ 21:12

  5. Thank you all!

    And Karen, that truly little dude of those days has grown into a rather nice young man. Whodathunkit?

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2013/10/03 @ 21:33

  6. Oh, happy belated birthday to him! (But why do they have to grow up so fast??)

    Comment by Mrs. Who — 2013/10/05 @ 18:41

  7. They do it to torment us; I’m fairly certain of this.

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2013/10/05 @ 22:51

  8. Happy belated birthday LD!!! He driving yet??

    Comment by Les Zaldor — 2013/10/15 @ 17:38

  9. Yup. Whenever he gets a chance. He’s very good, too.

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2013/10/16 @ 14:45

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