Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Ben!

Thirteen years ago our family was complete with the birth of our son. It had been 9 years since we had Kristi, so we were definitely excited to have another baby. I wanted to share a few thoughts about the day Ben was born.

Ben was due on November 26, but both girls were born about two weeks early, so I was hoping for the same with Ben. I went to the doctor on the 4th, and he said that he would see me at my appointment the following week. I was very disappointed as my maternity leave was beginning on the 10th , and I didn't want to waste it being home by myself.

The morning of the 10th I busied myself with errands, and by the time the girls arrived home from school, I was in the early stages of labor. Bri came home around 4 and by 5 we were off to the hospital. Lindsi, Kristi and Grandma joined us around 6 as Lindsi was going to be there for Ben's birth. I had decided I wanted to try another natural delivery and with the support of both Lindsi and Bri, I did it. At 9:00 p.m. Ben arrived! I remember that the minute I held him I just knew that he made our family complete.

Benjamin Earl Pugmire

7 pounds 6 ounces, 20 inches

Bringing Ben home on Lindsi's 15th birthday!

One of my favorite pictures of Ben. Kristi took this picture in our backyard. Ben loved to run around with our dog Max. For some reason, he always wore Kristi's bike helmet. It looked like he had an igloo on his head.

My boy growing up- 4 years old. He always had the biggest smile on his face. He was so blonde too.

And here he is today, 13 years old, sporting his new Utah jersey.

Happy Birthday Ben! You are the best son , and we love you so much. You have the biggest heart and are such a good brother to Lindsi and Kristi. You bring so much joy to Dad and I and we are so proud of the fine young man you are. We know great things are ahead for you. We love you!!!


  1. Happy birthday Ben! He's such a good boy! Griffin and Morgan adore him and he's always so cute with them! Love the new jersey and the one sock! :)

  2. It was so nice to see him on his birthday! Love you Benny! Hope it was a great day :)