Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Big Six!

Today my girl turns 6 years old and even as I type, I look at the clock and realize that it literally was 6 years ago to the MINUTE, that my Dr. told me to not go home from my regular appointment with her. She told me that I was to walk over to the hospital and check myself in...we were having a baby today!
I was on bedrest the last 2 months of my pregnancy. I had very high blood pressure. The baby was fine, it was me who was not! So, after being on my best bedrest behavior and still having blood pressures of 170/110, the Dr. said it was time to get this baby out.
I walked over to the hospital in a fog, thinking, "How can this be?" Dave isn't here with me. Isn't your water supposed to break before you have a baby? My mom isn't here. Oh my gosh, I"m having a baby today". Within 30 minutes, Dave was by my side and we started the induction process. My Dad and sister were on their way quickly and before I knew it, we were well into the process and I was having contractions that were more than I could bear. Thank God for the epidural!
8:56pm Gabby was born. 6 years later, I still love that little bundle (who of course is not so little anymore).

Happy Birthday my 6 year old wonder. I love you!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gabbygirl. We love you! GG,Grandpa V
and Uncle Nate.

Renee said...

That b&w picture is so cute of your daughter. I found your blog interesting as I also have many kids under 6...actually I have four under 7, does that count?! And a 12 year old. Blessings to you!