Monday, August 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Ben!

My "baby" is 17 years old today! Happy Birthday Ben!

After 12 weeks of bedrest for preterm labor, then almost 3 weeks of walking around, having contractions but no baby, I was finally induced a few days early (I was due 8/17) and Ben was born at 6:12 p.m. He was 7 lbs. 2 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. I can't believe 17 years has gone by since that day. Ben is a son to be proud of. He will be a senior in high school this year (homeschooled) and plans to go into a career in aviation. He loves music, movies, hanging out with friends, and anything aviation related of course. He works part-time as a bagger/checker at a local grocery store. He's a great big brother, a big help to me, and bigger than me!

My sister is watching the girls tonight while we take Ben out to dinner at Hu Hot Mongolian Grill. Yum!


jennifer said...

Congratulations on having such a great son. I hope I can say great things like that when mine are teens!!

Beckyb said...

Yep - I want him to mentor all of my boys!!! Happy Birthday Ben oh and btw - we ALL love HuHot too - how fun!!

C.J. said...

Happy birthday to your handsome guy.

Mom of 5 said...

Happy B-Day Ben !!

Dawn said...

Happy Belated Birthday Ben! Hope you all enjoyed your dinner.