Monday, October 22, 2012

10,220 Days Young

Hi guys, today is my sweet husband's birthday.
I've asked my sweet mother in law to take over the blog today and tell us about his special birth story.
I think she has loved putting this together as much as I have.
Hope you enjoy!

Life changed again for us on Monday October 22, 1984. 
It was the day our second son David Alex Neal was born. 
He was greeted and already loved by us even before he arrived.
His first name, which means "Beloved" was chosen by his father and I.
We let his older brother, Adam, choose his middle name. 
Actually Adam named him after, Alex, the Budweiser dog that was featured in a commercial at the time! 

David was born at 4:29 pm. 
He weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. 
He was born at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tn. 
We did not know the sex until delivery.
We did not care, we just wanted a healthy baby!

 In the 80's ultrasounds were not routinely performed unless there were problem during the pregnancy. I had an easy one with him
I worked up until the Friday before he was born on Monday. 
I only gained about 30 pounds (probably because he was already eating like
he is today!)
His due date was the twenty-second and on the twenty-first my water broke.
So I knew he was going to be on time. Something he continues even today! 

The labor was easy also! His dad, Wendale, never left our side.
He was my labor coach but was almost fired!
  His older brother and my mom slept all night in the waiting room with their jackets as their pillows.
He slept the first 3 months of his life only to wake up and nurse and poop! 
But once he woke up, he went non stop. Just like today! 
Our world changed that day because of him and the world too!
You are loved Mr. Army Man by us all! 
Happy Birthday son!


Once again, Happy Birthday baby!
So lucky to have your precious self in my life. 
Hope it is the best birthday yet!
I love you.

Xx- Morgan

{PS} Mr. Army Man wanted to name this post so he took his age (28) and multiplied it by 365 and got 10,220. Which is his birthday 10-22. How crazy!
He said we are going to buy lotto ticket, STAT! 


  1. Happy Birthday to your husband! :)

  2. I love this! What a sweet mama he has! Happy Birthday to your man!!

  3. I loved that his mom wrote it!! It's so precious!!

  4. Happy birthday to your husband! I think it's really fun that the men in our lives share a birthday!

  5. Love you Morgan! You know how to make things so special. We are blessed to have you!

  6. This is so cute, I love it.

  7. Absolutely love this post! I'm glad that you got his mother in law to write a post! I don't know if I could ever get M's mom to write a post for me. But maybe I could get my mom to write one. Happy birthday to your wonderful hubby!


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