Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy, Happy 2nd Birthday, Sweet Girl!

Oh, my sweet baby turns two today. I can't believe it. When everyone tells you it goes by fast, it really does. It really does seem like yesterday she was born and I actually remember it like yesterday. Such a good story but I won't share it all.

I went in to see Dr. Etheridge a day early due to contractions. I was due Dec 5th and was only dilated a 1 or 2 cm at this point. While at the appointment, I reminded Dr. Etheridge that we were going to do an ultrasound to get an estimate on her weight since I was so small. The sonographer estimated her at 8lbs 8oz! My first thought and concern was she wasn't going to have anything to wear. You know at lot of clothes after newborn start at 8lbs. So, out the door we headed and Tiffany, his nurse, stopped me and told me he needed to talk to me. Why? I am fine! Long story short....he didn't recommend me getting any bigger. In other words, we need to induce. He told me straight up he didn't think I would deliver her and I would likely have a section but he knew I wanted to give it a try. We left the appointment and tried to get things settled. My first call was to my mama and MIL when I proceeded to ball my eyes out b/c Isabella wasn't going to have any clothes because she was so big. They both reassured me it was going to be okay and she wouldn't be left cold. I will stop right there with the story and say that my MIL and SIL went out that afternoon and bought her a bundle of clothes. It was so very sweet of them and immediately put me at ease. One less worry! (forget I am having a baby, she needs clothes!)
So onto my story....my sweet husband being the great man he is had scoped out the nurses in Labor and Delivery. He had us all set up. We were due to go in around 5pm but they called at 430 asking us to come in around 8 or so. That was fine with us, we still weren't ready then when we got there there was still no room in the inn so we sat in at the nurses station waiting. (good thing Darren knew all these women) We finally got settled and went onto bed to get some rest for the next day. The next morning we were ready or so I thought I was. I had been through so many labors with friends I knew I could do this. They all sat in their rooms talking and visiting all day long in labor, I had plans to do the same thing. HA! After 3 hours of pitocin, I wasn't having any more of it. There was no way I could go on like that. So much for visiting, I couldn't even talk. I finally told our great nurse, to call Dr. Etheridge and do the section during his lunch break AND TURN OFF THE PITOCIN. She said she would call him but couldn't turn it off. I very nicely told her I knew how to work the IV pump and if she didn't, I would. She did. It all worked out though and God really knew what he was doing. Isabella was born at 1:19 pm weighing 8lbs 4ozs and came out face side up. Needless, to say if I had tried to deliver her myself, it wouldn't have been very pretty in the long run. God knew exactly what he was doing. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank him for blessing us with such a precious little girl. I can say though she is my child and there are multiple ways she is just like her mama. Loud, bossy, nosey but then so sweet sometimes it melts your heart(that's not me).
So, Lord, thank you for our precious little girl. She is the absolute JOYE of our lives and really couldn't imagine life without her today. Thank you!


Mama and Daddy before the big day!


One proud daddy!


She looked like an angel going home in the white dress Marme bought her and the blanket Nana made for her.


One year old!


Happy Birthday, Isabella! We love you!
(standing beside the kitchen Mimi gave her. Thanks, Mrs. Robin for finding the cute outfit for us!)

1 comment:

The Lane's said...

Happy Birthday!!!! We love you,
Derek, Jill, Lake, Carter and Anna