Thursday, August 9, 2007

Its My Firstborn's Sixth Birthday!

This is a bittersweet milestone for me! Six is so big and grown up. It means she's no longer in K classes, she's a 1st grader! She's losing teeth and getting taller. She's starting to lose interest in big hairbows and bishop dresses. Every day she demonstrates more and more "big girlness." Its bitter cuz I'm sad that the toddler days are over and time has flown by. Its sweet cuz she's turning into such a beautiful and sweet little girl.My firstborn came into the world 6 weeks early, when I developed pre-eclampsia. I was induced and was in labor for HOURS before she finally arrived. We were blessed that she went straight to the regular nursery and did not have to be placed in NICU! (I, however, went straight to ICU for3 days.) She weighed 4 lbs, 6 oz. when she was born and only weighed 3 lbs 15 oz when we took her home 5 days later. She was so sweet even from the beginning. When she came into the world, they put her up on my chest for me to look at. She just stared at me with her huge eyes and didn't make a sound. I'll never forget that sight!
God has blessed us and we have never seen any effects of an early birth. The only unusual thing we had to do when we took her home was put her in a bili blanket for jaundice until the home healthcare nurse told us she was fine.

(In the bili blanket)
I am so grateful for the blessing of my daughter. I pray I will be the godly mother I should be.

(Soon after we brought her home)

(7 weeks old - she grew fast didn't she?)


Crystal said...

It doesn't seem like it's been 6 years. She's precious, and she looks so much like her Daddy!

Nancy said...

Happy bday to your daughter! My son, Max, is 6 1/2 and a 1st grader, too! They grow up fast!

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Nan said...

Awww! Love the pictures! Happy birthday to her!

My fourth was 5 weeks early (5lb 11oz), a pretty good size, and had to spend 10 days in NICU (had to be intubated and the whole works). What do they call them "White wimpy boys" or something like that?! LOL

Happy birthday to your little lady!!

April said...

Hppy Birthday C. ! Hope you have a wonderful day.

She has grown into a beautiful little lady inside and out. I pray God will continue to bless her.

Nana said...

It's hard to believe it has been 6 years. That sweet little redhead is turning in to pretty little lady. Time flies. Still miss you all and Love you all.

Kelley said...

Birthday blessings to your big little girl! (I can't believe how small she was as a baby!)

And those big, beautiful, blue eyes are to die for! Goes perfectly with her sweet strawberry blondness!

mer said...

Happy Birthday to your SIX year old. It really does go fast, doesn't it. She is beautiful, and I love her blue eyes! Hope your day has been blessed.

Leah Belle said...

Thank you to all of you for your very sweet comments to and about my daughter. She was excited to receive your greetings.

The two comments I deleted were not in any way objectionable. They did however include the name of my daughter. I have chosen not to use my children's names in my blog, so I decided to remove these comments. I hope you understand my motives.

Tonja said...

Beautiful baby...beautiful little girl!

Blessings to you both,