14 years ago tonight our oldest son, Dylan was born. He arrived at 8:46pm on a drizzly Sunday evening at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston. He weighed 8 lbs, 15 oz and please forgive me as I don’t remember how long or tall he was at birth.

St. Mary’s had a Dunkin' Donuts, and while at the hospital waiting for the contractions to get closer I was sucking back coffee all while supporting my wife both figuratively and literally. This led to a piece of advice for the fathers in the same situation, don't drink to much liquid before the delivery room. In the middle of the madness of delivery I had to go pee. To this day, Lynn will not let me live this one down.

On a more serious note, during delivery Dylan had his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and to this day I thank the Doctor delivering Dylan, Dr. Tardiff for catching that on a last minute ultra sound. It was a very scary moment for us. All is well that ends well right? I did cry but no I didn’t faint.

After Dylan was born and okay, I remember this vividly as well. At the time subs at Subway on Sundays were I think two for $5.99. I made the trek to Subway on Center St. to get us a couple of Subway Clubs because the cafeteria was closed. I could barely drive because of excitement and wonderment.

Today Dylan is great! He does very well in school and is well adjusted. Happy Birthday, son! Hard to believe he is a full fledged teenager in high school. It is crazy how time flies!