I woke up at about 1:00 a.m. and thought my water had broken. After calling the doctor, I decided to try to go back to sleep. I tried for about 2 hours, and decided I needed to go to the hospital. Before we left, David realized he needed to make copies for that day's classes (it was a Friday) so we both went to school at 4:00 a.m. and made copies (CRAZY). We then went to the hospital where they confirmed that my water had broken. After a full day of labor, an almost too late epidural, and a lot of pain, William David Givens, Jr. came into this world around 10:00 p.m. We did not know if he was a boy or girl, and just had a feeling he was a girl, so we were pleasantly surprised to find out we were wrong :-). There were many faces there to greet him. The Smarts, the Heins, the Waters, Blake Harrison, Daniel, Jason, Mimi and Papa, Grammy and Pop, Mawmaw and Pawpaw, Gran and Grandaddy all stayed around for almost 21 hours to meet William. Several others came to visit in the following days-Uncle Dave, Aunt Emily, Emery Claire, Faith and Jennifer Hand, and many more! William got to watch his first Auburn game at 2 days old-Auburn vs. Ole Miss, with Auburn winning.
Yesterday William turned 5 years old. We are so happy to be known as Mommy and Daddy to such a sweet and caring little son, brother, and everything else William is. He loves trains, dinosaurs, tractors (anything that moves, really), Auburn, Golf, animals, monster trucks, and more! He loves to play with Lily. If she has to stop playing to take a nap, he complains. He loves to talk to "Jo-Jo" and make him laugh. He loves to spend time with family and friends. He loves school and can't wait to go to Daddy's school next year. He loves to read, especially with Dad at night. He loves to watch movies, documentaries (on ancient Rome, animals, and food), and is beginning to sing ( he has always been shy about this before). He loves to be active and play outside and he loves visiting the zoo!