Friday, September 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Jen!

She was born at 12:58 AM on a Thursday.  I didn’t labor a long time, I went into labor about 3 :30 PM  on the 17th after a Doctor’s appointment when my water broke at Auntie Kathy and Uncle Arthur’s house.  I picked Trica up there and went home, started supper and did some laundry. About 6 ish I called my baby brother to come over to stay with Trica. (Trica was three years and five months old.)  Then I called Far Guy at work and told him maybe he should come and take me to the hospital. Uncomfortable labor that makes you cranky didn’t start until after the 10 PM news.  Some time after that a Nurse came in and asked Far Guy if he was going to be in the delivery room…I said “No, he is a chicken.”  He said “Where is the gown?”  It seemed like we waited forever for Dr. Kolars to show up…don’t push until the Doctor gets here…yeah right…finally the Doc got there and she was born!

Newborn Jennifer 

Far Guy was mesmerized by his new daughter…although she was a tiny thing she was almost perfect.   5 Pounds 5 ounces and 19 inches long…she had some in utero problems that caused her to lose weight…mostly because I was 18 days overdue and a “horrible incubator” ( My Doctors exact words, he was happy she was here and alive…and in his opinion I should not have anymore children.) Out of the womb she thrived…sucked down four ounces of formula and hollered for more, slept all night long when she was just a week old…the easiest baby to take care of ever!

Today our youngest daughter is the big 40, she told me “Mom I am okay with that number, I am happy where I am at in this stage of my life.”

Our baby is 40 how can that be?  When did that happen?  It seems like we blinked just once or twice.

Sept 18 1985 Jen

Thirty years ago In 1985 she was ten…and she had a Unicorn cake.

Sept 18 1985 Family photo

Here we are with the birthday girl.

The other day I took a photo of Jen and her Dad and I put it on her birthday card.

Jen and Gene

Happy 40th Birthday Jen!  Your Father and I will love you always and forever.

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22 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter Jen! It' funny how our babies grow up so fast. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Such a sweet story to greet me this morning! Happy Birthday to Jen.

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  3. Now what was it in this post that made me cry? I guess to see how fast your beautiful baby grew up, and especially that last picture, Jen and her dad. Happy birthday, Jen!!! :-)

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  4. What a sweet post in honor of your daughter's birthday. How wonderful for children to know their father was mezmorized by them. Perfect! Best wishes to Jen.

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  5. Oh Happy Birthday Jen this is such a loving story you have a awesome Mom and Dad. Hug B

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  6. Happy Birthday to Jen! Wonderful picture of her and her dad! She is lucky that 40 isn't bothering her, I hated turning 40, now fifty was a different story, I was happy with 50! (go figure)

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  7. Happy you have a 40 year old baby now... :)

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  8. Happy Birthday to your Jen. I know what you mean - I look at my now-adult children and think, "How did THAT happen?"

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  9. Great last photo, Happy Birthday Jen!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Jen! Great family pic and cute baby pic and a great photo of Jen with her Dad. It must be the climate up there but you guys look like you don't age much at all. You all look the same except for hair color! LOL! I hope Jen has a great 40th year! I loved my 40's.....50 was a brick wall but 40's were great! My one and only daughter turns 40 next July.....I can't believe it....what happened to our babies?

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  11. Our oldest Andy turns 40 in December. He was such a mess at 30 so I can't imagine what this next birthday will be like. Now that he has a child I think he realizes all of life has to flow with the punches.

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  12. To me, the decades of being 30 & 40 years old were the best. I was old enough to have wisdom and also still had good health.
    I hope her celebration far exceeds any expectations she had!!!

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  13. Yup time goes by fast . Happy Birthday Jen . Lovely post and photos ! Thanks for sharing Have a good weekend !

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  14. That's a great tribute to your daughter. Happy birthday Jen.

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  15. Happy Birthday Jen. The pictures are so good. I know she loved that last one with her dad. She was a pretty baby. I love that picture of the four of you. Pretty girls!

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  16. What a sweet post! Happy birthday to Jen and congratulations to her parents!
    My youngest turned 40 in April of this year. Kind of startling.

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  17. Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter. That's a cute unicorn cake!!

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  18. Aw, Happy Birthday, Jen!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  19. Happy birthday to Jen! My baby boy turned 40 last year. How did that happen? LOL!
    Have a good weekend, Connie. :)

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  20. That is such a great photo of the two of them...and many congrats on her birthday!

    It's a treasure shot for sure.

    Jen

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  21. That is such a great photo of the two of them...and many congrats on her birthday!

    It's a treasure shot for sure.

    Jen

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