This morning at 7:45 my firstborn child turned 10 years old. I have been dreading this day for weeks, but I am over that now ... it isn't like I could stop it from coming, although I did try to talk her into going backward this year ... she wouldn't go for it.
So, without further ado, let me introduce you to the baby girl who completely changed my world on this day, 10 years ago. At this moment, her Daddy was proudly introducing her to her two grandmothers. He was so happy to be able to tell them "It's a Girl!" She was a beautiful baby, with a head full of blond hair! I will admit to being biased, but I am supposed to be, so I won't apologize for it.
I had an incredibly easy pregnancy with her. I lost weight, never got sick and didn't start wearing maternity clothes until I was 7 months along. If all of my pregnancies had been that easy, we would probably have 5 or 6 kids by now! There was very little drama in my pregnancy with LB, which she has more than made up for in the last 10 years. The only trouble came in the last half hour before she was born when my labor wouldn't progress properly and her heart rate began dropping and my blood pressure began rising so the doctor decided to deliver by c-section. I must tell you that this was my biggest fear all through my pregnancy. My sister-in-law had a c-section with her first son and it was a nightmare ... one I didn't want to experience. And, truth be told, I didn't. I recovered very quickly, with very little pain and no real problems. And none of that mattered because I had my sweet little girl to hold and that was the only thing I could concentrate on.
Fast forward a few years and I'll admit to lots of struggles with that sweet little girl, who has a personality much like her mother's. Poor thing, she looks just like me, too! But, today, I am celebrating my daughter. I have never doubted that she is a gift from God, for which I will forever be thankful.
Daddy's tree frog - the day she came home from the hospital
Her first day at church
On my parents' porch
My favorite outfit!Almost 2
Mother's Day, 2007 ~ wearing my dress
With her baby girl ~ Maria
Happy Birthday, little girl ...
you'll always be my baby!