It was 30 years ago today that you were born. You were actually about 5 weeks early, and although I had planned to quit working and stay home with you - because you were early, I was still at work when I went into labor with you. They had hired a new girl and it was my first day training her. It was during that first day of training that I began "cramping". Having never experienced labor before, I went all day long, not knowing what it was. Back in those days, grandma Pat and your dad and I all worked at the same place in Columbus, and carpooled back and forth to Newark. It was during the ride home that day that I told grandma about my cramping. She started asking questions about it, how often, how far apart, etc. And so we began to watch the clock - timing the pains. It was then that we realized I was in labor. You were born at 12:10am the morning the following day. You weighed 6lbs 6oz. and was 19 3/4" long.
(That poor girl at work only got 1 day training!)
This picture is the hospital picture from LMH in Newark. It was taken when you were 2 or 3 days old.