5 years old today!!
Last night the gifts were being wrapped, and our 5th girl had to keep out of the big girls room. Today, Monday morning, none of the kids (except the Birthday girl, who luckily stayed asleep) woke up without any help. We had bought a mini ice-cream cake, and with an added candle on top, we formed a line of 8 people; "From the smallest to the tallest!", everyone carrying something. We slowly proceeded to the sleeping girl's room, singing "Happy Birthday to Youuuuu!!" She woke up, blinking and too tired to even smile... But soon enough the candle was blown out, and the unwrapping of the gifts started.
Our 5th girl is turning 5 today. She's sweet enough too eat, and spunky enough to cause me many gray hairs... She looks up to her older sisters, and wants to be just like them. She's smart and funny, and knows how to tease like a pro... She can drive her little sister bonkers with just one sound or "look". She knows how to do "eyes", meaning she purposly makes her eyes look in different directions, one up and one down for example...
She was born 3 days passed her duedate, I had told my Dr. the day before that I WILL NOT wait another week... He asked me to come in early the next day and "pretend" to be in labour, and then he'd come and check me and tell the nurses to get a room ready for me...
OK!!! I felt a bit dumb about having to "lie" about being in labour, but during the night I had a lot of cantractions, so I figured something was about to happen no matter what.
My husband and I got to the hospital shortly before 7, and I told the lady at the desk that I thought I was in labour.
"Ok, how close together are your contractions?"
"Eeeeh, well, I don't have them very close or regular, but this being my 5th baby, I didn't want to take any chances..."
I had her at "5th baby". She was not about to argue with a pro!!
She brought me in to triage, and just about that time my Dr came by to do his rounds. (very coincidental!!)
He checked me, and I was almost at a 4!, so he said "She's a keeper", and asked the nurses to prep a room for me. YAY!!! They broke my water around 8 in the morning, and our little Princess was born at 1:30 pm. She greeted this world by peeing on the Dr. He, he...
As they put our little pink bundle all wrapped up in my arms, she looked around with a "Don't try any tricks with me" look, and then she put her tongue between her little lips and blew a raspberry.
Big Guy and I looked at each other and said "We are in trouble!!"
We were not wrong...
Even writing about this makes me so happy to have her, as well as all of our kids. There's nothing greater in life than those blessings from above... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, our most precious child!