Stats: Born 2/22/2002, 6:12 PM, weighing in at a whopping 11lbs, 1oz, 22 1/4" long. There were a few heart wrenching minutes, in which his head was born, but the rest was firmly stuck inside.....much like the story of winnie the pooh, but the pushing and pulling was being done by 5 doctors and nurses instead of Christopher Robin and his lovable pals.
Eventually though, he arrived, with a broken collarbone and a smooshed up face, looking more like a 3 month old than a newborn, but no worse for wear. He was alert and happy, ready to eat and take on the world. And that's the same Damien that's been with us ever since.
His dark hair was quickly replaced by blond, his collarbone healed, his smooshed and swollen face subsided and the sweet face that emerged would serve him well in the days of mischief to follow.
To be continued.....
Happy Birthday little big man. I love you.
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