Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Baby Lindsey with the crazy hair!

Lindsey's 1st birthday
Lindsey at 4
Lindsey and Kelly in high school

Lindsey joined our family 23 years ago on October 5, 1983. I remember waking up in the early morning hours and realizing I was in labor. We set off to Mad River Hospital only to have my labor slow down. They sent me off walking in the halls and around the grounds until labor got serious. Finally, they admitted me. I had had 3 children previously without an epidural. Note: we live in an area that was very slow to get epidurals. Lots of hippies here (yes, honestly!) and everything is very pro natural, including childbirth. After hearing my relatives great stories about epidurals, I was determined with the 4th child to have one. I bugged my OB incessantly until he found an anesthesiologist who would do one. Only thing is he arrived when I was almost completely dilated. Oh well, I had one for the delivery and that was much easier anyway. We also didn't have a clue what we were having prior to the delivery (I know, the dark ages). This is what I wrote in my journal that day: "Well, Lindsey Lee iorg was born today at 2:09 pm - what a beauty! Dark hair, big eyes and a cute, pudgy body. She was a shocker though-everyone fully expected a little boy but the moment i saw her I knew she was meant to be ours!" She was a beautiful baby and has been a source of joy since that day. Always full of life, affectionate, and crazy and extremely confident. How many times has a family member mentioned that they broke the mold when they made Lindsey or wondered who the heck she would marry. And so when she found Alan who lived in London and began a overseas courtship it all made sense. Of course, she would do something different (and wonderful too). Lindsey is still crazy, still affectionate and still full of life. I love you so much Lindsey-you and your 3 sisters are my best friends. I am so proud of the woman you have become. You are a wonderful daughter, loving wife and fantastic mother. How grateful I am to have you in my life. Happy, happy birthday!


Lindsey said...

Ahh! Thanks mom! It was so fun to check you blog and see photos of me. I seriously have the best family ever and the best mom. My family members are my best friends...I miss you all like crazy! Fun to hear the labor story, I didn't know you weren't able to find out the sex of me until I was born!

Heidi said...

Fun story and those pictures are awesome! Happy Birthday Linds!

Kelly said...

Great post mom! You are such a good writer and described Linds perfectly. I love pics of her as a baby and little girl. She was and still is the funniest girl!

Kasey said...

Happy Birthday Lindsey! Mom, you are the best mother...what a way to make Linds feel special. Love the story and love you both! Hope you have a great day Linds!
BTW, I agree...Izzy doesn't look a think like you when you were a baby!
Mom, I want to see pics of you as a baby and see if I think Sienna looks like you. Everyone else that's seen the pictures seems to think so!

Alex said...

happy bday linds! cute idea for a post mom! miss you all!

Sarah said...

Awwww made me cry thinking of my own daughters... Time flies. Happy Birthday, little Lindsey.