September 9th! Happy birthday, Holly Holly Kay Kay Do You Want To Play Play!
|It was right around this age when you thought your full name was "Holly Holly Kay Kay Do You Want To Play Play"|
I remember the day you were born like yesterday. It was my fastest and most painful labor to date. Since I was scheduled to be induced at 6am on the 9th, your dad didn't take me too seriously at 11pm the night before when I told him I was in labor. At 11:30 I tried to walk off the pain with no success and by midnight I was begging him to take me to the hospital. By 12:30 he was convinced/scared for his life and strapped me in. I pretty much held my breathe the entire car ride except when he hit pot holes at which time, I punched him. When we pulled into the parking lot around 1am I tried stepping out of the car with, once again, no success. I believe your father yelled "MAN DOWN IN THE PARKING LOT" and left me there to go retrieve a wheel chair.
Yes, this is a true story.
Where were we? Oh yes. My wheelchair. I vaguely remember the security guard laughing as he directed a crazy man pushing a screaming woman down the hall. They threw me in a gown and I immediately (I mean IMMEDIATELY) ordered their best drugs. When the nurse told me I was dilated to 2 ( TWO!) I felt another punch coming on. When she said I could have the drugs anyway (probably because she, too, was scared) I restrained my fist. The dealer arrived lickety split and poured that liquid gold down my back. Scared nurse lady checked me again and almost peed herself when she realized I was at 10 (TEN!).
In a quick time recap, that's 2 to 10 in 1 hour. Ouch.
It was a darn good thing I ordered the liquid gold when I did because I almost missed the boat. I don't even want to think about what I may have done without the drugs since the speed of the labor knocked my socks so far off that I was hyperventilating. Actually I looked like the exorcist, convulsing and spinning my head at a pace I didn't even know existed. Breathing was totally out of the question. The doc arrived just in time to catch you and walk away with all the glory. You were born at 2:10am. Lord, have mercy.
That story never gets old. I hope you can read it and smile someday. Maybe even relate, when you are a mom. I love that you want to be a mom. I love being a mom. YOUR mom.
Every birthday with you has been so special and full of memories just the way you like 'em.
One of my favorites was when Grandma and I took you to get your ears pierced at Sweet and Sassy Salon....
|Getting your ears pierced on your 5th birthday!|
I know that birthday parties are the most important to you and that's why we took all your friends to the Zoo today to celebrate! I originally didn't think we could top your cooking party at Hy-Vee last year, or your Pinkalicious party at ND the year before and definitely not your Fancy Nancy sleep over the year before that!
|October 26th, baby!|