Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tomorrow is a special day

                            

   

YEP, MY BABY GIRL IS TURNING 5 YEARS OLD TOMORROW. TIME SURE HAS GONE BY. IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY I WAS ADMITTED INTO SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NASSAWADDAX, VIRGINIA AND GIVEN A C-SECTION AND HERE TINY LITTLE BODY REMOVED FROM MY WOMB. WELL SHE WAS'NT SO TINY, SHE WAS 7LBS 6OZ AND 19 INCHES LONG, AND HAD A GREAT SET OF LUNGS. LOL. I DID'NT GET TO HOLD HER FOR ALMOST 3 HOURS AFTER SHE WAS BORN. THEY KEEP YOU IN RECOVERY UNTIL YOU CAN WIGGLE YOUR TOES AFTER AN EPIDORAL. WHEN I FINALLY WAS TAKEN TO MY ROOM, WHICH WAS RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE NURSERY, WHO WAS THERE? MY HUSBAND JIM, HOLDING OUR DAUGHTER, AND WHAT A SMILE HE HAD ON HIS FACE. THEY HELPED ME INTO MY BED AND OUT WENT MY ARMS. JIM KNEW WHAT I WANTED AND HANDED THE BABY TO ME. I KISSED HER FOREHEAD AND UNWRAPPED HER BLANKET AND COUNTED ALL HER FINGERS AND TOES. SHE HAD SUCH TINY FEET, AND SO PINK. I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER EVEN MORE RIGHT THEN AND THERE. I DID'NT GET TO FEED HER THE FIRST BOTTLE, HER DADDY DID THAT. AND HE WAS ALSO THE ONE WHO FED OUR DAUGHTER EMMA HER FIRST BOTTLE. EMMA WAS OUR BIGGEST BABY. SHE WAS 8LBS 3OZ AND 22 3/4 INCHES, AND I HAD HER NATURAL, 37 HOURS OF LABOR. I DID'NT CHOOSE TO HAVE REBECCA BY C-SECTION, I HAD TO SHE WOULD NOT TURN AND WOULD OF CAME OUT FEET FIRST. AND BEING I WAS 40 YEARS OLD THEN, MY DOCTOR SAID I SHOULD HAVE A C-SECTION. NO PAIN, I WAS LOVING IT. I EVEN GOT UP AFTER HUBBY LEFT AND WALKED UP AND DOWN THE HALL HOLDING MY NEW BABY. THE NURSES SAID I JUST HAD MAJOR SURGERY I SHOULD BE LAYING DOWN RESTING. YEA RIGHT, NOT ME I FELT GREAT AND WAS HAPPY. I WAS A MOMMY AGAIN AND I LOVED IT!!!!!!!! TWO DAYS LATER I WAS HOME WITH MY HUBBY AND NEW DAUGHTER. I HAD A YARD FULL OF PEOPLE WAITING TO GREET ME AND SEE THE BABY. I WAS WALKING OUTSIDE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE I GOT VERY TIRED AND MEDICATION WAS WEARING OFF SO I HAD TO LAY DOWN. I TOOK A 3 HOUR NAP. MY HUBBY AND MY DAUGHTER EMMA TOOK CARE OF THE BABY WHILE I WAS SLEEPING. EMMA WAS ALSO PREGNANT AT THE TIME AND 2 WEEKS AND 6 DAYS LATER SHE BECAME A MOTHER AND JIM AND I BECAME GRANDPARENTS. REBECCA WAS BORN 2 DAYS AFTER 9/11. I WAS LAYING IN THE HOSPITAL BED HOLDING HER IN MY ARMS ON 9/13 WATCHING IT ALL ON TV. ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS KEEP MY BABY SAFE.

HERE'S A PIC OF HER WEARING MY FAVORITE OUTFIT ON HER. I CALL IT  "PRETTY IN PINK"  LOL.

                                   

SHE WAS 20 MONTH'S OLD HERE. SHE LOVED HATS AS A BABY, BUT NOW I GOTTA FIGHT WITH HER TO KEEP ONE ON HER HEAD IN THE WINTER WHEN SHE'S OUTDOORS. SHE SAID THEY MAKE HER HEAD SCRATCHY, LOL. I THINK SHE MEANS, ITCHY. SO, HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY REBECCA. WE LOVE YOU BOOBOO.

18 comments:

  1. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BABY GIRL!  :)
    Hugs, Sugar

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  2. happy birthday sweety aunt nancy loves you muahhhhhhhh nancy

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  3. Happy Birthday to the pretty little Princess!!!  I  hope you eat lots of cake and get presents that you want!
    Pam

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  4. Happy 5th Birthday Rebecca:) hope you get lots of presents and a good cake

    Deb

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  5. Happy Birthday Rebecca!  Wow!  5 years old!  You are growing up fast!  Love ya, Miss Barbara

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  6. "Happy 5th Birthday Rebecca" hope you get lots of presents and have a wonderful day ~ Beautiful picture ~ Ally

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  7. Happy Birthday to that sweet baby girl!  I hope she gets what she's hoping for and lots of cake and ice cream too.
    Nelishia

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  8. Happy birthday to her....she's gorgeous!!

    Lv Stevie
    xxx

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  9. you were 40? WOW...i can not imagine getting pregnant and i am 38. She is a doll....but then again so are you. Happy happy birthday!
    love,lisa jo

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  10. OH HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  11. A very happy Birthday to your little girl, she is adorable.  My mother was 40 when she had me.

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

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  12. So precious, and what a cutie!

    Happy Birthday REBECCA!!!!

    Hugs
    Jackie

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  13. Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!!
    Missie

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  14. Happy Birthday to your baby girl. She is so adorable in those pictures. Have Fun. Hugs, Detje Bea

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  15. SHE IS SO PRECIOUS!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY REBECCA!!!
    LOVE YA,
    CARLENE

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  16. wht a doll. Happy 5th hun. Thanks for the story, I love hearing about stuff like this.

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  17. Happy Birthday!!! Wow, I just LOVE hearing peoples birth stories. SHe is a doll as I've said many times :)
    Love
    ang

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  18. Happy Birthday Rebecca!!
    Take care, Chrissie

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