Thursday Thirteen #12

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Thirteen Things about MY SON MACDOUGAL ON HIS 21ST BIRTHDAY

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  1. He can’t possibly be turning 21. I remember the day before yesterday on a lovely fall day after nine months of torturous summer pregnancy complicated by gestational diabetes and three days of ‘left side only’ bed rest, I gave birth to the most adorable boy on the planet. He grew a little, to about 4 (as pictured above). After that I had him frozen.
  2. He weighed 9 lb 12 oz, in spite of the fact that the OB kept saying “Oh I think its all water.”
  3. His nickname was Bubba Baby Boy and he had a baby belly laugh so huge it could have filled the Atlantic Ocean.
  4. His big sister adored him immediately upon site. She never had a better toy or a better best friend. Still does to this day.
  5. Later his younger sister decided the moon and the stars and the sun all set and rose in him, and she still does too. She had the best protector on the face of the planet.
  6. As a baby he looked so much like his uncle, that when I showed my mother in law his baby picture she thought it was her son.
  7. He grew into the most handsome combination of both his parents. Personality wise, he seemed to have garnered the best of us.
  8. He grew up to be one of the most sensitive and loving human beings I have ever met in my life. He is going to make some woman (Funsize you lucky girl) an excellent husband. He is a watcher and a thinker, who gathers information like a forensic scientist and then applies it as appropriate.
  9. He is smart and witty and funny.
  10. He is intelligent too. He challenges me daily with his thoughts and ideas. We can have knock-down, drag out discussions/debates on the weightiest issues and when its over….it’s over. Intellectual discussion do not get held against you ever.
  11. He always respects his parents. He respects his Dad so much that he was 16 before I could convince him that his Dad was not able to “fix anything, no matter what was wrong with it.”
  12. He is the epitome of a good Irish son….as in he knows his Mom is always right and rules the world. His devotion to our family brings joyous tears to my eyes.
  13. He is the only male of the three reasons God put me on this earth. He is one of the three reasons I feel accomplished and loved and good at something.

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18 Comments

  1. Aww, this reminds me of Kenny Chesney’s new song Don’t Blink. Even if you are not a country music fan you should hear it. It is about growing up. Happy TT!

  2. macdougal

    there is some serious blushing going on here. I love you ma.

    p.s. I’m pretty sure I actually turned 21 about 5 years ago…..or atleast I should have.

  3. My son just turned 17 and I’m still in shock. I can’t imagine 21!! —
    He sounds like a wonderful son and I can tell you are filled with pride — I can also tell he kinda likes his mom if he reads her blog!!

  4. Happy 21st to your son! I actually read 26 things about him, sounds like he’s a top bloke. Momma and gf posted about him today, jeez, lucky man. Haha. I agree about the Irish son thing. I’m dating one of Irish descent (though Australian). He keeps in touch with his brother and father even though they are so, so far away. I’ve dated 2 Irish guys, I think they may be the best! (Haha, biased that I am. :P)

    Happy TT and bless that you have such a great son!

  5. What a cutie he was! Doesn’t the time fly – I swear I had my son frozen at age 3 and now he is 18! Happy Birthday to your ‘big bubba baby boy’

  6. Happy Birthday, MacDougal!

    What a beautiful and loving tribute to your handsome boy, er, man. Does he still possess the baby belly laugh that could fill the Atlantic?

    Happy TT!!

  7. I love that picture! His smile could light up the world then, still can now. But where are his eyes? lol

  8. I hate to think how fast the time is going to go for me too. My “baby” is only seven, but I am sure twenty-one will be here before I realize it! πŸ™

    Happy Birthday to your son!

    http://www.chelleyoung.com/index.php/archive/thursday-thirteen-75-thirteen-things-about-my-brother-in-law/

  9. he was a cute baby….

  10. What an uplifting post. Thanks for sharing!

  11. What a lovely tribute!

  12. Happy birthday, kid. I think your mom likes you.

    (Vixen, you know that Wacky Boy just started kindergarten this week — I’m bawling now.)

  13. He sounds like an amazing kid (even if he is legal to go to bars, he is still a kid.) You MUST teach me that trick wherein you freeze the offspring before they have mastered the art of mouthing off. I miss the babies that my kids were, even as I enjoy the people they are morphing into before my eyes. He has a wonderful mom who really sees who he is and appreciates him.

  14. Christine

    That has to be the sweetest, most sentimental thing I’ve read today. It sounds as if your family has a wonderful bond with one another.

    Thanks for the comments as well. I’m just getting off the ground with my blog and had never done a Thursday 13 before πŸ™‚

  15. I did an evil, un-sonly thing for my own birthday two years ago and sent my mom a sweatshirt with the marvellous words… Why Do All My Kids Look Middle-Aged?

  16. “After that I had him frozen. ” –

    I have a nephew about to be 6, will this procedure still work? And how do I do it?

    Hehe πŸ˜‰

  17. That is so sweet! Love it! My “baby” turned 18 today. It is weird having an adult child and a child under 1yo, lol, but it is fun. It is such a hard and proud time to have your child grow up. I can’t imagine the grandchildren part, though I am totally looking forward to that! Your little granddaughter is adorable!

  18. Happy late birthday!

    Thanks for letting us know that we are allowed to freeze our children at four years old. That is very reassuring.

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