S: The Adventurous Birth of BRB
FC: The Adventurous Birth of Benjamin Ryder Bond | By Nini Carter | The Adventurous Birth of Benjamin Ryder Bond
3: In December 2010, Sean and Natalie Bond arrived in Pleasanton, California with a car, a pod, and lots of love for each other.They soon found a new place to live, where they could prepare and wait for their precious baby boy.
5: Natalie and Sean had driven thousands of miles from their home in Texas. They like sharing adventures together and they fell in love with the Bay Area while they waited for him.
7: Baby Benjamin Ryder Bond was a very active baby in his mother's tummy. She knew that he was going to be "a goer" and "a doer"!
9: Nini soon came to visit the parents, and she and the mom had so much fun fixing up the nursery. His father was so smart... he put the baby's bed together! They put his collection of Ibots on the shelves! (Do you spy some ibots?)
11: The doctor told the parents that the baby was coming on March 31st and at 3 in the morning, his mother had some new rumblings and wondered what was happening? By 6 a.m. she awoke the baby daddy and the nini and they were off to the hospital.
13: And then, at 5:35 p.m., it was time for Benjamin Ryder Bond to enter this world! It was very,very quiet. And the doctor said he had a hard time before he came. It was a MYSTERY. The nurses took him to the nursery to give him SPECIAL CARE.
15: But his mommy was very scared and sad because she wanted to hold and kiss him and look into his sweet little eyes. His dad was very brave. The doctors told him that the baby needed to go to the NICU at UCSF in the ambulance for a special treatment.
17: It had been the longest night of his courageous and beautiful mommy's life. She had to be very strong to let them take her little angel away. When his father called to tell her good morning, he had some good news. BRB's crib had a view of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was the bridge that they were looking at when he had proposed marriage!
19: After Nini spent the night with her little girl, the father came to collect them and take them to be with the beautiful baby boy. His grandfather Bill had come to stay with him all the while. And very soon Cece came to love on him too!
21: Sara and Bobby brought food and friendship because the parents had to sleep in the waiting rooms and closets after hours. It was lucky that the parents like adventures together!
23: So many friends and family all over the world, were praying for baby Ryder.He had special care from the nurses Ch Soo and Deirdre and many fine doctors.And Yehuda came from L.A.to support this new family. He brought a special book from the Rav, a wise man...it spoke of something called "a broken blessing" and how sometimes , that is the best kind of blessing.
25: And Benjamin Ryder Bond was a strong little fighter.And therefore, the joy after the adventure of the test, can be the BEST. And this special boy, Benjamin Ryder Bond, brings that JOY!
27: I love you more than the moon and the stars, Nini On the occasion of your first birthday, March 31,2012