A happy day in history

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life41 Comments


November 28, 1998

Pro-create in '98, indeed!

At 3:30 p.m. today, the results came in: positive.

We are having another baby.

Damn! We are good at conceiving. I pray this baby is healthy more than anything in the world. That's the only thing that matters.

So…I ran downstairs, test hidden behind my back, tried to come up with a creative way to tell Dan, and instead, kneeled by the couch, giggled and blurted it out.

He was very happy. I'm very happy. Hopefully, Aidan will be  happy. And hopefully, our new baby will be happy and healthy.

Because he or she will be loved beyond reason.

—from my pregnancy journal, just three months shy of nine years ago

I set the post time to the very minute he arrived, 8 short years ago.

Happy birthday, Coleman Asher. How lucky are we?

Cathy ZielskeA happy day in history

41 Comments on “A happy day in history”

  1. #1
    Damon Crawley

    How cool! Your Coleman and my Jackson are just 2 days apart. His due date: August 1, 1999. Day he arrived: on schedule. Heather woke up at 12:30 AM on that Sunday with contractions. We went in at 6:30 AM. 4:15 PM (after a c-section)was his official arrival. Happy Birthday Cole!

  2. #2
    Kate Greenslade

    Happy Birthday Cole. Hope your 8th year brings you everything you desire, and all you deserve. Oh, and be nice to Aidan, ok?

  3. #4

    Wow! You can so tell see that that picture is of Coley! What an awesome photo. Happy birthday Super Fan! Hope its a great one!

  4. #8

    Happy Birthday Cole!

    But I gotta say, man, you’re making me feel old. Two weeks after you were born, I graduated from college. That means, in the time since I’ve left college, someone has aged to the awesome age of EIGHT!


    Have a great one!

  5. #15

    OMG, I almost had a heart attack.
    Note to self: become a more careful reader IMMEDIATELY!!!
    (I must be paranoid — my mother is always warning me about “accidents” that can happen at my age!!:):) )

    Happy Birthday, Cole!!

  6. #16
    amy j.

    Ok, I just freaked…I thought you were saying you were pregnant AGAIN…NOW. LOL. Serves me right for reading too fast! Happy birthday Cole!!

  7. #18

    Happy 8th birthday to the mini-man who makes lots of people happy in this world. Most importantly his family! You are lucky. All of you. =)
    Wishing Cole a lifetime of amazing moments, roller-coaster rides, and supportive people all along the way.

  8. #21

    awwwww, that is so sweet. wish i had a pregnancy journal, too. enjoy this super special day, birthday mom! (and happy birthday to mini super fan, too!) 🙂

  9. #23

    ok – glad I am not the only one who didn’t read quite so carefully and almost congratulated you on baby #3! Happy Birthday Cole!

  10. #25

    ok, had to go back and RE READ that…thinking how could I not know this??? haahaa

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to an amazing kid, AMAZING!!!


  11. #27

    Happy Birthday Cole! I live in the Twin Cities and need to get a Saints Game and see you in action. Have fun!

  12. #30

    wow dude, 8 huh?!

    Here in New Zealand that means you get to stay up later, it’s a rule… you should talk to your mom about that 😉

    Happy Birthday Cole!

  13. #31

    happy birthday Mini superFan!
    I also thought you were having another…almost spit Coke on my monitor!

  14. #35

    Hi! Happy Birthday Cole. Your career as a mini-super fan looks very promising. Is it official?

  15. #36

    Happy Birthday to Cole. Great picture. Great story. And let’s admit it . . . great name! Coleman Asher must be destined for great things. Time flies when it comes to little (or not so little) ones!

  16. #40

    didn’t know you little guy’s middle name is Asher. our 3 month old is Asher Thomas. love the meaning of the name “i am happy” so true!

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