Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Early in the morning on August 26th, 2003 Jeff & I were on our way to Fresno Community Hospital to have our 1st child together (we have 5 other children from other relationships). That morning there was lots of thunder & lightning, the sky was so beautiful and Jeff & I marveled at the sight. When we arrived at the hospital the nurses began to prepare me for induction...Jeff got yelled at by one of the nurses for "being rude" and making "inappropriate" jokes...I tried to explain to the nurse that it was all ok & that was just how we were with each other but she would have no part of it. About an hour after having my water broke Clayton Douglas Smith was born...9lbs 2oz and 21 1/2 in...He was absolutely beautiful & CHUBBY!!! Jeff & I were both shocked when the nurses told us how much he weighed, I even asked her to repeat it because I thought she had made a mistake since the Dr. had told me to expect him to be around 7 lbs...just a LITTLE bit bigger! This day was a very special day to me for a number of reasons...obviously because I now had a child that Jeff & I made together but also because I had Jeff there to share the experience with...he had been so awesome through the whole pregnancy and was such a blessing to me in the delivery room...even if the nurse didn't think so. After Clayton was born the family came up to see the new addition and the kids all enjoyed having a new baby brother, it was as if Clayton was the glue that bonded all of our children together and we were truely a FAMILY. I cannot believe that it has been 5 years since that day!!! Clayton has grown into a bright, funny & good looking little boy (takes after his Daddy). I am so proud of you my "Big Man" I LOVE YOU & HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SWEETHEART!!! Forever in my heart & always proud of you!! Love Mommy