Thirty-seven weeks. I woke at midnight because my bladder was telling me it was time to go again! As I stood up, I felt a surge of wetness and my first thought was that I must not have made it to the bathroom in time! It wasn’t long before I knew that my water had broken. I opened up my What to Expect When You Are Expecting book, because all of a sudden I couldn’t remember the part about your water breaking.
I shouted from the bathroom for what felt like forever before Kelly finally heard my voice. In no time, we were off!
We had taken a birthing class, we had packed our bags, but at once, I felt the anxiety of wondering what the next several hours would be like.
Twelve hours later we had the most beautiful baby I had ever seen! Connor Kelly Zierse made his way into the world!
Kelly and I were of course nervous first time parents. We hovered over him and watched him sleep. Watching to make sure his chest was rising and falling. I would put off taking a shower until daddy came home because surely, I couldn’t leave my infant in his crib! I remember the first time we called the pediatrician after hours because we didn’t know how to help his congestion. I remember just wanting to hold Connor forever. He was such a good baby. He was happy, easy going, a great sleeper, and a great eater.
It has been six years later and you have brought us so much joy. You are such a delight. You are eager to learn and you love to help. Katelyn is so lucky to have a big brother who is always willing to help her and play with her. Carson is so lucky to have a big brother who sets such a good example for him. You are a great friend and making friends has always been easy for you. You have such a great imagination and you are always putting it to good use!
Happy birthday Connor! We love you!