. . . I know every Mommy reading, who’s watched their newborn morph, seemingly overnight, from a tiny baby into a capable little person, can relate to what this Mommy is feeling right now. My sweet girl turns TWO today, and I still can’t believe it. At this time in 2006, I was almost 32 hours into labor waiting for our little one to make up her mind to come into the world. We didn’t know that she was a girl, and our early hunches that she was, changed after seeing her sonogram picture at about 26 weeks. She was the spitting image of her father, both in the womb (yes, it was weird but you have to believe me) and after she was born, so we really thought from that point forward that she, was a he. By the time she finally arrived, I have to say it was the last thing on my mind, and if the nurse hadn’t actually said “It’s a girl,” well, I may not have realized it until hours later. We were too busy feeling blessed that God had given us this wonderful, healthy little baby, to love and hold, and welcome into our family. I can close my eyes and relive that moment and remember so vividly how soft her skin was and the downy hair on her back.
Ok, now that all of the reminiscing is out of the way, I will mention again, that she’s TWO, and with that comes, well, it’s own set of issues. Again, you Mommies (and Daddies) who have hit month 24 can relate I’m sure to some of toddlerhood’s trying “moments,” but in the big scheme of things the frustration from the ocassional tantrum pales in comparison to the joy that our sweet little girl brings us. To say that she is a delight, is an understatement and we thank God everyday for bringing her into our lives.
Happy Birthday Baby Girl! (yes, I can still call her my baby)
Then….taken with a cheapy 2.3 megapixel point and shoot camera and still one of my favorite pictures of her in all of her jaundicy perfection
Now. . . finding joy in all that she does and rarely seen without a smile on her face