Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy 19th Birthday!

Happy 19th Birthday Marcel.
The years have gone by so quickly and it was only like yesterday you were this dear little sweet baby.

Let me tell you about your entrance into this world.
I was busy baking a banana cake and peanut brownies the morning that our second baby decided to come two weeks earlier than expected.
We had to make some quick decisions as to where you were going to be born - home birth or hospital?
We decided home was the best place, so big sister went across to be looked after by a very kind neighbour. This saved the three hour journey down to her Grandparents as was originally planned.
You were born at home after a short birth of three hours with the wonderful help of Doctor McLaurin and Midwife Jenny. The interesting thing about the Doctor, his Grandfather had delivered me into the world, so it really is a small world sometimes.
We were able to sit and have a nice hot cup of tea with cakes and biscuits out of the oven.
Soon after, you were visited by your big sister Victoria who was able to meet and cuddle her new baby brother.
A happy day indeed! ... and now want to wish you the happiest of birthdays and a great year ahead for you. Love you xx

We are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate the birthday.

Thank you for visiting me and I look forward to coming over to say hello to you.
Happy weekend to all my friends.


  1. What a sweet post and what a great name, Marcel!

    Happy Birthday!!!!


  2. Oh Carolyn what a beautiful post. Beautiful baby pics too. It was nice that the doctor could be present on such short notice - and a wonderful coincidence about his grandfther bringing you into the world.
    I do hope the celebrations are enjoyable and a very happy birthday to Marcel.

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Marcel!!! I wish him a wonderful day and all the best!
    Dear Carolyn, did the banana cake and peanut brownies become a tradition for Marcel's birthday then? It certainly sounds yummy!
    Have a great dinner and a lovely weekend!
    Hugs to you,

  4. What a beautiful story about Marcel's special delivery Carolyn! I know he brings you both much joy, so the happiest of birthdays to dear Marcel. Much dash as MOTH's taking me to see Boy at the movies this arvo, I've heard it's the feel-good movie of the year.
    Millie ^_^

  5. Happy Birthday to your Marcel - BTW I LOVE his name. I hope he has a happy day and you have a lovely dinner together, how special. x

  6. A very happy 19th birthday to your lovely Marcel!!!!!!
    ... yes, time flies... fast.
    lots of hugs,
    maria cecilia

  7. Many Happy Returns to Marcel! What a lovely name (reminds me of Marcel Proust & those madeleines of his!!)

    Hav a lovely weekend dear Carolyn!

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  8. Carolyn, I think you're so very brave to have a baby at home! May your son have a super birthday. Please tell him hello from Kansas and wishing him a good birthday from across the pond.

    Enjoyed reading your post. This is something that the doctor that delivered you was related to the doctor that delivered your child.

    May you have a fun celebration!

    Carolyn, thank you for all your prayers for my health. Appreciate you my Friend!
    God bless you and your Marcel,

  9. Ah Carolyn this is a special post with beautiful photos. :-)
    Interesting you were baking when Marcel decided to arrive into the world. I bet he loves your home cooking! :-)

    Happy Birthday Marcel!

    I hope you all have a lovely night out to celebrate.

    All best wishes,
    Jo. x

  10. How very sweet. I hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating! What an adorable little guy.


  11. You have told us a pretty history
    I wish you a happy day together with Marcel

  12. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh...

    Ohhhhhhhh...mia cara CHE MERAVIGLIA!!!


    Anche il mio "bimbo" ha 19 anni...

    AUGURI di cuore, divertitevi!!!

    Ti pesno con tantissimo affetto!

    Un bacio grande!!!

    Kisses. a lot and happy birthady Marcel whit a your 19! ;o)

    Have a wonderful day! NI

  13. Happy Birthday Marcel! and what a beautiful way to enter this world ~and banana cake & cookies freshly baked for the occasion ~ so sweet!!

  14. Your *Marcel*
    is so very sweet..
    September is
    a lovely time to be born:))
    celebrate big time!

  15. Awwww sweet pics and post, darling C!
    Happy Birthday to Marcel!


  16. awesome birth story. wow, a home birth. what a sweet post.

  17. happy birthday to marcel! :)
    great blog!
    loving the posts
    stop by some time xx

  18. Aww happy birthday to your (now) big boy! Love the story about the home birth!

  19. Happy Birthday wishes to Marcel. I hope you all had a lovely evening.

  20. Carolyn loved reading this post about you and Marcel. What a great story and I am so glad you shared it with us.
    Thanks for all the sweet comments and prayers for me and my family

  21. Love this story....have a baby and three hours later...enjoy something yummy out of the oven!!!
    If having children was that easy I would have had some:))haha

    Happy birthday to your baby!!!


  22. That is such a sweet post! Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating this weekend! xoxo

  23. I was touched reading this sweet story, Carolyn. ♥

    And I wish your Marcel a very happy happy birthday, indeed! Say, he and I share a birthday month! :)

  24. Happy Birthday, Marcel! What a wonderful story and beautiful photos! Hope you all had a memorable celebration.


  25. Oh, happy birthday, Marcel! Hope you all had a wonderful day! It was funny, the first OB GYN I went to when I was 17 was the doctor who delivered me! XX!

  26. Happy Birthday to Marcel and thank you so much for sharing this lovely story with was truly moving :-)

    Happy Monday dear Carolyn.

    Cheers: Evi

  27. What a sweet time to remember. Happy birthday to your son! Those are the days you never forget. Thanks for sharing such a special memory with us. Now for some reason I'm craving hot tea and biscuits!
    Hugs to you ~ Jenn

  28. Happy birthday dear Marcel. Sending you all the love in the world!

  29. Congratulations with your grown up Marcel, I hope you all had a wonderfull birthday, Carolyn.
    Years travel so quick, that we often don`t understand where they have gone.

  30. Amazing how fast they grown up... le sigh!

  31. Hi Carolyn, Happy Birthday to your son. What a cute little baby and boy he is. Doesn't it seem impossible that the years fly by so quickly and then they are 19? WOW. Love the story of his birth. What a wonderful memory. I bet the baked goods you were making were better then anything from the hospital and so welcome after the birth.
    What a beautiful post. I hope you all had a wonderful time out for dinner.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Celestina Marie

  32. carolyn, what a sweet post!!!

    happy birthday, marcel....i'm throwing confetti!

  33. Everything so lovely and so very inspiring!!


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