Eight years ago today, at 9:47 pm, Miss B decided to finally make her appearance into the world. The labor was loooong. She refused to enter the world on her own, so I had to be induced. At around 8:00 the doctor told me that if things didn't progress any faster, I would have to have a c-section. I did NOT want a c-section. Finally at around 8:30, she decided it was time and an hour and fifteen minutes later it was over....or was just beginning..however you want to look at it.
If someone would have told me eight years ago that time would go by this fast, I would have laughed at them. Actually, people did probably tell me that but I was too tired to listen. Our first
several few months of parent hood was definitely not a walk in the park. I remember waking in the night while in the hospital and I could hear a baby wailing in the nursery. I thought to myself, "Oh! I feel sorry for that baby's mom." Yep! It was mine! We battled colic, number 2 problems, problems spitting up, sleepless nights and days. The girl seriously would not sleep! There were several mornings when either Brad or I would hop in the car with B at 2 am and go for a ride around the block just so she would fall asleep. Then we would quietly walk in the house and place her car seat in the crib and let her sleep. What were we thinking? I guess we were desperate! I tell myself that she wasn't an easy baby, but really I think we were just first time parents who didn't know what the heck we were doing!
So, even through all this the last 8 years have flown by! I am so proud of the smart, caring, energetic, silly girl she is growing up to be. Happy birthday, B! I hope you rock this year!!