January 11, 2005
Today is my youngest son's birthday. David Andrew, 31 years old, born in Meriden, Connecticut at 2 minutes before midnight. A big baby, over 10 pounds and 23 inches long. My third child. I had just turned 25 the month before. It was a bad winter. I remember being afraid that I would not be able to get to the hospital because our house was at the bottom of a hill and the road was covered with ice. I remember worrying about how my mother was going to be able to come and take care of the other two children.