Thursday, August 28, 2008

Four Years Ago.....

Four years ago, right now....I was awakened by my water breaking. And 15 hours later, my DD entered my world. It was all a blur. She was 7 weeks premature. I was scared and overwhelmed. The whole labor/delivery process was surreal to me. I'd heard her cry. I had a team of strangers doing all sorts of post-labor disgusting things to my body. I remember them bundling her up and she had that goopey ointment over her eyes. They showed her to me like a bottle of wine, as if presenting for my approval. She opened her little newborn slate blue/gray eyes and we looked at one another briefly. I said "okay" and she was whisked off to NICU. I put my head back down and tuned out as I wondered "What the HELL just happened???" and thought "Holy Crap. I'm a mother."

The past 4 years have been a roller coaster of the most intense highs, lows, unbelievable joy and blood curdling screams (LOL) I've ever experienced. I would not trade it for the world. Happy 4th Birthday, my baby girl!!

3 comments:

Enola said...

happy birthday!

April_optimist said...

My son was also born early after my water broke suddenly. He's 31 now. It's not always easy being a parent but....what treasures our kids can be.

Maia said...

Happy Birthday DD!