Our little boy is 50 today!
September 8, 2017 8:39pm CST
Gracious, that makes me feel old. But I was a child bride and a young mom. He and his dad played golf this afternoon, then later they joined our grandson and myself at Texas Road House for supper, gifts and cake. This day, 50 years ago, was one of the happiest in my life. I was missing my husband who was still in the Navy in Hawaii, but got out two weeks later and saw our newborn son for the first time. In those days, it was hospital policy that you couldn't hold or feed your baby yourself until you left the hospital, usually three days later. Isn't that barbaric? No mother would stand for that now. I joked that it's a wonder we bonded so well in spite of having no contact for three days. But we've always been very close...we just understand each other. (Our daughter is just like her daddy!) Of course, since I decided to stop aging , he'll soon be older than me! Anyway, happy birthday to our son who is a great blessing and a wonderful man. But no matter how old he gets, he'll always be my baby boy.
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• Paradise, California
I have a 47 year old daughter, so I know the feeling. Sometimes I think "how can Holly be 47 when I am 37" It's a funny feeling. My son is 42. I remember holding my babies in the hospital but I can't remember if I fed them there. I don't think I did! Happiest of birthdays to your 'little boy"!
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That is such a cute picture! I think one of the good things about having a child early is you get to see them grow up and be with them through all their ups and downs. Plus the bond is stronger since there isn't much of an age difference between you two. I have a few friends who married early and they often get mistaken as an older sister... sometimes younger! Haha! I hope your son had a great day.
• United States
What a cute photo! Happy birthday to him. Your mention of hospital policy back then reminds me of a story my boyfriend's family tells about his grandma. When she had her daughter, she left the hospital without taking her with her. She didn't know she was allowed to take her own baby home! They had to call her back to come get her baby. Now it sort of makes sense if hospital policies were so strict back then that you weren't even allowed to hold or feed your own baby!
• United States
I had just turned 18 when we married. What were my parents thinking! I was almost 20 when our son was born, then had our daughter 5 years later. But, I've been young enough to enjoy grandkids. Do you have grandchildren?
• East Tawas, Michigan
@1creekgirl Yes, five grandkids (my daughter married at 18(lol) and my granddaughter had her first child at 19 and another one when she was 22, two months ago. There's a baby picture of them, I just posted today, if you want to see it!:)