Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Girl!!

Our second daughter turned two today. Actually, she will turn two in 20 minutes from this post. We have had a wonderful day. It started out with her cousins and friends coming over and playing in the water, the small pool and the sprinklers. It was so much fun and the kids did great. The weather was nice, the water was freezing!!

Tonight, we went down to my mom's and Rick's house for a bbq and swimming. It was so much fun and the kids always have a great time swimming with Grandma. Thanks so much mom and Rick for a wonderful dinner and fun. DD2 loved her "Pooh" cake. She started to dig in and we all stopped her. What a change from the first bday. We all want them to dig in and they don't. Oh well. We had a fun day.

Birthdays always make you remember back to the day that these little ones entered the world. I woke up the morning of June 17th thinking that maybe my water had broke. I didn't know and had promised my niece a day at the zoo for her birthday on the 22nd. We went to eat first and I decided to call Labor and Delivery to ask what to do. They told me to come in and get checked. I felt so bad to cancel the zoo plans that I forgoed going in and went to the zoo. It was a lot of fun and hot! The hills at Hogle Zoo can be treacherous when you are 9 months pregnant and pushing a toddler in a stroller. We decided to watch the bird show to relax and catch our breaths. This is when I felt like maybe we should possibly go and stop at the hospital on the way home. After the bird show finished, I told my family that we needed to head out and take a detour to the hospital. I wasn't having any contractions, but just felt more like my water may have broke.

So the whole crew went with me to the hospital. When they checked me the paper immediately changed and they knew that my water had broke. They told me that I would have a baby in my arms within the next two hours. I had to call my husband at work and tell him to get there quickly. The nurse that admitted was pretty rude and couldn't believe that I would go to the zoo IF I thought my water had broken. The problem with both of my first two pregnancies is that my water breaks at the top and trickles. I couldn't believe that she was so rude. When a new nurse would come in after the delivery, they would acknowledge that they had heard that I went to the zoo instead of coming in. I guess I was a great topic of discussion for them. Anyway, we sat around for quite some time and they came in and said that I had been bumped because of an emergency. Now, the way that the nurse had talked to me, I thought I was an emergency. It was almost harder sitting around waiting to have a C-section than actually progressing. At least, a nurse would come and tell you progress if you were laboring. We just sat, and sat and sat. Well, after being bumped 4 times for emergencies, I was taken back and we had our sweet little girl at 11:49 pm. I was a little bummed because if it had been 11 minutes later, she would have been born on Father's Day. What a great present for DH.

We have really enjoyed this little girl. She is a sweetheart and has a special place in both of our hearts. I have mentioned her personality in previous posts and nothing much has changed except adding the terrible two's tantrums.

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl. We are so grateful for you and we are grateful for the blessing you have been.


Mike and Lisa said...

Crista, I know all about those tantrums and my little guy is not even 2 yet. I love your new blog design. It is so good to keep in touch this way. -lisa

daherfamily said...

It seems like just yesterday she was born. She is just a doll. Sophia has started the tantrums also. I love the announcement also. Good luck with the baby blessing. That is such a fun and exciting time! It looks like you are enjoying your summer with your babies.

Steve and Kristen Weller said...

your little family is so cute--I can't believe that your baby is bigger than ours! What a chunk! I'm glad we got to spend a little time at the reunion to catch up. Hope everything goes well with the new job!