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Sunday, October 28, 2007

You Say It's Your Birthday!

It is Thing 3's birthday today!! She is ONE YEAR OLD!! Where in the world did the year go?! How is my newborn already 1? We have spent a good bit of time remembering what we were doing last year at this time. I thought I'd share a few pictures:
That's me, in labor (nice cankles!), at about 7 or 8 cm dilated with NO drugs whatsoever, thank you very much. Just proves the relaxing powers of knitting :). Ok, that and I have a really weird body that does not mind labor and likes to just dilate away with very little major pain and then have babies come flying out in record-breaking time that causes everyone to hyperventilate and almost pass out (well, mostly just me but maybe a few of the eleventy-five nursing students who got to witness this lovely experience, too). She gave us several scares along the way during the pregnancy and then came out upside down and with the cord around her neck, but she was healthy and beautiful, just like her 2 older sisters. Here she is, brand spankin' new, with her big sisters:
And here she is today, my sweet little monster who continues on her search and destroy missions all day long: What a miracle. She still takes my breath away. Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

6 comments:

Blissful Debbie said...

She is beautiful, just like her mommy.

Gina said...

That is amazing how calm you look during labor. Wow.

jody said...

that is b/c my body is somewhat stupid during labor-totally laid back and then WHAM! literally she was born 40 minutes from my first really painful contraction-seems all nice but truly, it's a little fast for that sort of thing-kind of scary b/c you can't really breathe at all, let alone all lamaze-y or anything

Bel said...

That is such a sweet entry! Thank you for sharing. I wish I had a scanner for such great things...

I'd take your labor/birth in a heartbeat! 34 hours of labor makes it hard to breathe, too! Fast pain doesn't sound all that great though. So, when can we expect some info about Thing #4??????

jody said...

thing 4-hahahahahahahaha-that's so funny-hahahahahahaha

Dirtdart's Wife said...

Jody haven't been by for quite a while but I wanted to say how much I enjoyed this entry! "Thing 3" is absolutely beautiful. The time does go oh too fast when they are growing up.