Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine

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!

Owen BW1

Happy Birthday Owen!

11 comments:

MollyBeees said...

YAY! Happy Birthday Owen! And great work Elizabeth. That's one great kid you have there!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Owen!!

YarnThrower said...

Happy Birthday Owen! What a great Valentine!!

Beth in WI said...

Happy Birthday Owen -- that's a lot of 4s! (My second son was born on 4/14/04 and will be 4 years old this year, so I'm kind of noticing them.)

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to Owen!
My 14 yr old has 14 feet. How do we make people so dang huge!? It's something else.

MarieGrace said...

Happy Birthday Owen!

(Elizabeth, welcome to the Moms of Teens group. We're here for ya)

Bezzie said...

Oh god, he's that tall? And only 13...eek!

Happy birthday to Owen and YOU! (I dig all the 4's)

GURO said...

Happy birthday Owen! He is shaping up to be quite the man. Both the pictures of him are so special and great, each in their own way.

Terby said...

Belated happy birthday to Owen! I can't imagine seeing them get so big...

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Owen!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Happy Birthday to Owen. I love Owen. I'm sorry this is so late. You may consider early for next year if you like.