The Pontow Family Blog

The Pontow Family Blog

Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Birthday sweet redhead Jack!


It is hard for me to believe that 7 years ago I became a mom for the 1st time. I remember that day as if it happened yesterday. I don't remember the pain, but I remember thinking I wet myself during the night and then taking my time showering and eating because I did not know how long it would be before I could have food again. When we got to the hospital around 6am I found out I was about 7 centimeters dilated. And I was not feeling that much pain. Some discomfort but not at all what I thought I was going to feel. I went in saying I wanted all the drugs so I wouldn't feel anything. And ended up only having a little bit of pain medicine.

He arrived 2 weeks early and with a full head of red hair. I still remember the denial Chad was in on that day and several days (maybe even months) after Jack's birth that his hair was not really red. Poor Chad did not want a redhead because he thought it meant he would be a wild devil child. But, you know what he is an amazing little boy. He has the biggest heart and is so funny! I am so blessed to have this boy in my life and don't know what I would do without him. Jack we are so glad you were born and we love all your red hair and every last freckle!!