Tuesday, April 19

happy birthday brody!

three years ago, caleb and i went out for ice cream with friends in saratoga. we walked and walked and walked, hoping to put myself into labor. i thought my due date was around april 9th and it was already april 18th. when we got home that night i had contractions five minutes apart to the second and excitedly called into my midwife to get the go ahead. we got to the birthing center around midnight and after birthing balls, rocking chairs, long showers, and my husband passing out for a minute or two, our first born was here. april 19, 2008 at 11:50am brody timothy was born at 10 lbs 12 oz.

we beamed.

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our hearts lived outside our bodies now. we had a learned more about love than we thought possible in just a few short minutes. more about our love for each other, our love for you, our love for Christ but most of all His love for us.

brody, we are blessed to call you our son. we rejoice that the Lord trusted us to care for you. you bring more joy to us than we can put into words. our prayer for you is that one day we will be joined not just our blood but by the blood that flowed down the cross.

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happy 3rd birthday, big guy!

43 comments:

  1. Awww, Happy birthday to your cute little man!!! A what a big boy he was!! My daughter was 6lbs. 15 oz and she felt huge to me! Lol!

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  2. presh! my little sister's birthday is today...it's a good day to be born!

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  3. Happy Birthday to this bundle of joy! How fun that you celebrate in the same week:)
    And I giggled where you said hubby passed out:)
    XO,
    Sarah

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  4. Happy Birthday little guy! You have some fantastic pictures. So exciting! I can't imagine my one year old turning three. Wow!

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  5. Awh Happy birthday to your little guy!

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  6. Happy Birthday, Brody!!! Three years old already! Have an awesome birthday - I know your momma, daddy and brother will make sure it is! God Bless You!!

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  7. Oh SO sweet!! Happy birthday Brody!

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  8. awhhh. happy birthday brody! you have a very special momma! hope you guys have a super fun day!

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  9. happy birthday, brody! what a cute little guy you have there :)

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  10. I must be emotional today because this made me cry. Happy Birthday little dude!

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  11. so sweet. happy birthday brody!

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  12. presh! it is SO true about our hearts living outside our body when our kids arrive. isn't it amazing how much our heart expands?? have fun with your darling boy and kiss him lots today!

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  13. Happy Birthday Little Mister!
    God Bless You All!
    isn't it crazy how that happens. you think you know what love is... then your child is born! the bond you all feel as a momma, daddy, husband, wife it's unexplainable! to see your heart running around outside your body!
    CRAZY!
    kids are the best!

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  14. happy birthday Brody! you are precious!!!! and LOVED!!!

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  15. happy birthday brody!!! Sweet pictures...what a handsome prince!!

    april
    xoxo

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  16. happy, happy, happy birthday big boy!! brody, you are a gift from God, and you know how to rock a super hero cape and mask like no other. xoxo

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  17. Happy Birthday Brody! Wow, over 10 lbs! You go girl!

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  18. 10 pounds! Big baby!

    He is such a sweet boy, and I know you treasure him. I hope his birthday is lots of fun!

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  19. happy birthday brody! thank you danielle for sharing such sweet pictures and your memories with us :)

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  20. Sweet sweet sweet!! I just recently joined the DB following ;) .. Love your sweet space here in blogland!! <3

    Happy Birthday to your little man!!

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  21. wonder Brody, wonder Brody, he's on his way, to help [something something] and save the day.
    Goooo wonder Brody.
    Happy birthday mama.

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  22. sweet sweet post!! happy 3 years little man!!

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  23. Look at all of those sweet, sweet pictures of your biggest little guy! Happy birthday to him! :)

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  24. wow, happy birthday to him and happy birth day to you!!

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  25. Such a sweet post and sweet pics. Happy birthday little man.

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  26. that child is adorable. toats!
    and 10lbs? what the what? how did you not explode?

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  27. Happy Birthday to my sweet Brody Boy! XOXOXO - Grammy

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  28. What a sweet story : )

    Happy birthday, cutie!

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  29. what a muffin! love that photo collage and the superhero mask. happy bd to brody!!!

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  30. Great photos! Happy birthday to you Brody!

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  31. you pushed out a 10 pounder? you are amazing! love his little superman mask. precious. boys are so fun!

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  32. he is stinkin cute, and you are a rockstar delivering a 10 pounder! happy b-day to your lil man!

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  33. Happy Birthday to you Brody.....

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  34. Saratoga California? I am from Sunnyvale! (love Saratoga. And I love ice cream.)
    Stinkin' cute super hero. And a beautiful birthday tribute.

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  35. Love the collage and sweet birthday tribute...I wanna be a Momma like you when I grow up, preferably before my kids are grown.

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