Friday, April 16, 2010

Number Eight

Eight years ago today, a tiny, fussy wrinkled baby girl came abruptly out of my stomach. She had been delivered by c-section by Dr. Schultz because I had severe preeclampsia. I remember her cries that were as if to say, "Put me back in there! I'm not ready to be born yet." My thoughts were very similar, but I was so very sick and relieved that my baby was alive and getting the important care she needed in our experienced NICU.

That day, I became a mother...a mom who felt an amazing amount of love. A love that I had never felt before. A love that I can't describe appropriately in words. It is a love to be experienced not written about. I'm quite certain the mothers who read this will agree.

That day, a force to be reckoned with was born. Her name is Grace Ann. My beautiful girl. My gorgeous daughter.

Happy birthday Gracie! Mama loves you.


The Yodeling Elkos said...

Happy Birthday Grace! Zoe got a kitty t-shirt for her birthday too! We'll see you in July!

Micro Preemie Mom said...

Wow, she is beautiful. Congratulations on turning 8, that is amazing!! My son will be 3 this June. My husband and I are trying to get the guts up to conceive again in the next couple of months. I am terrified to say the least! I am so worried I will get Pre-E again, which I barely survived the first time. Do your doctors know why you came down with it twice?

Childlife said...

Happy birthday, Grace!

Wow, I can't believe she's 8 already! Love the smile waiting for new top teeth -- adorable :)

Your girls never fail to make me smile, Jen.


~Denise~ said...

I'm late, but sending birthday wishes out yet!!