My son Owen was born at 4:44 a.m. February 14, 1995.
He weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces and was 23.5 inches long. My labor was 43 hours long, which included 4 hours of pushing. You moms out there know what that's about.
And today we launch into a new era: The Teen Years! We're starting to see lots of fun changes (that's not sarcasm, actually). He's interested in Bigger Issues now and asking Bigger Questions. He can follow complex discussions and contribute meaningfully. He's learning about lots of stuff that I don't know (of course, I still know lots of stuff that he doesn't, so it evens out). He's growing into Geekdom with pride.
He's just about eyeball to eyeball with me now, when we're both in bare feet. I'm about 5' 8". He has grown at least 2 inches in the last month or so: not an exaggeration! I predict he will be about 6' 4" or more by the time he's done. He already wears men size 12 shoes. I don't even want to think about what his final shoe size will be!
Happy Birthday Owen!