Thursday, May 21, 2009

Audrey's birthday and reflections

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.


  1. So sweet. Her cheeks are kissable! Tell her Happy Birthday for me.

  2. happy belated birthday sweet inspire those who have never met you :o)