I can not believe that my baby girl is now 6. The last couple of days, I've been thinking about what I was doing at that particular time 6 years ago. Like on Monday about 1:00, I thought oh, this is the time that they started inducing me. Last night about 9:00 I thought about how they were thinking of doing a c-section, but wanted to wait a little while longer to see if I progressed. I never did - after 37 hours of labor, I was only dilated to a 6, and about midnight they decided to do a c-section, and Audrey was born at 2:00 in the morning.
She's grown up so fast. I think it was just yesterday I brought her home from the hospital after being there for a week and a half with two different infections - staph and strep. One was in her blood, and one was in her urine - I don't remember which one was which. Audrey has grown into an amazing little girl. She is most definitely a mom's girl - she loves to help me in the kitchen and is my little shadow. She wants to go wherever I do and do whatever I do. Sunday morning are "our" time in the shower - she loves to take a shower with me and watch as I shave my legs. Why she's thrilled with that, I don't know, but that's Audrey. I got her to try broccoli by telling her "it's mom's favorite veggie" even though mom really isn't that fond of it, but I ate it anyways and put a good face on. Audrey has already dealt with so much in her short little life, I think a lot of the things she's dealt with shouldn't be things a 5 (now 6) year old should have to deal with. But she puts on a brave face and does it because she knows she should and she has to help herself feel better. Everybody comments on what a beautiful little girl she is. And I'm so blessed to have her. She is my light, and thank goodness she doesn't give her mom a lot of grief - her brother takes her share plus his share of grief for mom! :-) My kids really are the center of my life, and I'm so thankful for both of them.
Happy birthday, my sweet Audrey.