Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Just for Fun

Tricia Goyer has a fun list of trivia posted at her blog today. I love stuff like that. Guess I'm just a trivial kind of gal.

On a more important note, today Calvin turns five. Some days, I never thought he'd live this long.

Actually, he was never supposed to survive the pregnancy. Turns out there's a protein in Peter's blood that I make antibodies to. Of course both of our kids got this protein so I made antibodies against them while I was pregnant with them. It gets worse with each pregnancy, and we didn't know about it when I was pregnant with my daughter.

At about twenty weeks, the specialists told us there was a good chance our son wouldn't survive the pregnancy and that, if he did, he might need an intrauterine blood transfusion and be extremely ill when he was born. I went into labor at twenty-two weeks and spent the next fifteen weeks on bedrest. He also turned breech three weeks before he was born. See? He was being contrary even in the womb.

Two days after the towers came down, my little boy was born. Perfectly healthy.


Malia Spencer said...

Wow! Happy Birthday to Calvin! Five is a milestone in his young life. Can't wait to hear what you guys did to celebrate.

Or maybe I'll just ask him on Saturday when I see you guys. I guess I'm going to need to sharpen my "Calvin" skills. Famous last words but compared to the cranky teenage addicts I worked with he can't cause too much trouble right?

Dineen A. Miller said...

Happy Birthday, Calvin!!!
What a story. Must be sweet to look at his little face...most days. ;-)yr

CHickey said...

Happy Birthday, Fighter!

GeorgianaD said...

Happy Birthday to Calvin! What a great story, God is so good. Did you have a fun celebration, a rowdy party with five year-olds? Clowns? Water balloons? Do tell.

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Calvin's birthday was spent running around between the new house and the title company and signing papers and all sorts of fun (not) stuff. He said to us, not quite getting the whole birthday concept, "Five will be easier. It was hard being four." Um, yeah.

He requested Chuck E. Cheese as long as Chuck E. was sick and couldn't come out. So we went to Peter Piper Pizza as a family. I got him a Cars birthday cake and everything else Cars. He really only has one little friend who is coming over today and they're going to the park. I got some Cars party favors for them to play with.

Oh, and when I asked him what he wanted to have for his birthday breakfast he picked out giant cinnamon rolls and fruity Cheerios.

I think he had fun, though he said he was turning six next week. I guess a year's too long to wait.

Jenny said...

Perfectly healthy and full of personality! Oh yeah, trust Miss Jenny on that one! Happy Birthday to my favorite Calvin!
Love ya, Sweetie!

Miss Jenny