Tuesday, December 20, 2011

1 year ago...

you came into our lives little sweet baby girl.

you were so tiny i remember. that was the first thing i commented on when they brought you around the curtain. and sure enough, you turned out to be our small fry, true to your "womb name" of peanut, weighing in at 6 lbs 12 oz. the second thing i commented on was how beautiful you were, even with the crazy amounts of swelling you seemed to have, you were and still are so beautiful! you changed your daddy and me, yet again, that day. daddy told me all about this crazy feeling that came over him when he saw you, one that he hadn't quite experienced before-it was just different-and so amazing, he said. you brought a pretty special and amazing spirit with you, and a very ready one too. you were just perfect. i couldn't stop crying. in fact, i was bawling before you even officially arrived,  and that was becuase of the crazy medicine they were giving me-and partly because when they started making my incision i could feel it on my left side, that doesn't feel too good by the way and anyway, i was a little scared i would start feeling it again. finally, they gave me something for the feeling and something to help me relax. and that worked for the crying only long enough for me to hear you cry. they brought you around the curtain, like i stated earlier, and it was magical. i hadn't been able to see your sister and brother so quickly and so this was new for me and incredible. they let me touch you quickly and then cleaned you up and brought you to me while they put me back together. for a c-section, it couldn't have been done better. the sweet nurses got a picture of us all together, and luckily angled it so you couldn't quite tell all the bloating mommy had from all the iv fluid they pumped in me prior to bringing you here. (a whole bag and a half of fluids!!! yikes) then, they whisked us off to our room where i got to check you out, make sure you had all 10 fingers and 10 toes. i got to see how scrawny your little legs were. but i had to do it all pretty quick because you while you came out tiny, you came out HUNGRY! it was amazing how easily and quick you took to nursing (and i say easily for you, but you still about tore mommy apart within a week, yowch!). daddy and mommy ooohed and ahhhed over you for a little while and then daddy went and got the kiddos so they could finally meet their "little peanut". well, maddie adored you from the start and i could tell instantly that you would be the greatest friends, that you would fight over clothes someday, talk about boys, share secrets and ultimately love each other deeply. and then there's patrick...he wasn't as sure about you. he was intrigued but kept his distance, he just couldn't decide what to make of you. and he was mad at mommy and didn't want anything to do with me. but that changed sometime after we got home. he fell in love with you! he is such a good big brother to you and i know he always will be and that he will always protect you the way a brother should.

makinley diane jury, we want you to know how much we love you. you have brought us even more love and taught us so much in this first year of your life. we look forward to all the years ahead and hope that you come to know how much you mean to this little family of yours.

happy birthday beautiful angel.

1 comment:

Build It,Sew It,Love It said...

That is so sweet! Happy Birthday! Those pictures are the best!!

That is a totaly nightmare to feel the incision!! Oh my heck!! Your amazing!