Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Three years ago this morning I woke up thinking I still had 4 weeks (to the day) until my due date. It being a Friday I made plans for the upcoming weekend. That day I was going to wrap some Christmas presents; go to my doctor appointment and then attend my brother-in-laws birthday party. The big plan the next day was pack my hospital bag to be prepared. I was so proud of myself that I, the original procrastinator, was going to have the bag packed a whole month in advance!

I got the Christmas presents wrapped but was too tired to clean up. I left everything where it was thinking I would clean it up that night when we got home from my sister's.

At my doctor appointment the baby's heartbeat was a little irregular and the doctor thought she was still breech. She sent me from there down the hall for an ultrasound where it was confirmed that the baby was breech. I was disappointed as that meant I would need to schedule a c-section.

As the technician finished up I suddenly felt an odd feeling. As I got up from the bed I told my husband I needed to go into the bathroom. I was very embarrassed as I thought I had wet my pants! Instead my water had broken. Rather then go to my brother-in-laws birthday party we headed to the hospital for a surprise c-section. 

My sweet, beautiful little Ree was born at 7:15 that evening. She was so tiny at 5 lbs 5 oz and 18 1/2 inches long but perfect. She changed my life in ways that I can't even explain. Being her Momma is the best thing God could have ever planned for me. I am so honored to be able to guide her sweet soul. 

Her love of all things crafts; art; music; princesses; books & clothes. Her love of walking around the mall. Her answer to my question each day of "What would you like to do today" is always one of a few things: "Lets go to a craft store!" or "Let's go to Nana's!" Or "Let's go to the Mall!" Or "Lets go to the library!" makes me laugh. And then the times she just wants to stay home in her pajamas to read, knit, sew, play, and use her imagination delights me as well.

She woke this morning to the easel that her Daddy made for her (of which she helped until the last minute not knowing what it was or who it was for!) When she saw it this morning she exclaimed "Daddy that is for ME? You made it for ME?" was so precious. We then used markers and she then wanted to do glitter.

Afterwards she wanted to go to the mall. Not to shop but to ride the escalators. And try out the carousel (of which she wanted to get off as soon as it started. When she came back to me she informed me that it made her tummy not to feel good and she needed a donut). So we went for a donut. And then to the water & laser light show at the local furniture store.

For dinner tonight she wanted hot dogs and chocolate chip cookies so that is what she had. Her Nana & Grumpy came over for supper too with more presents. She is now curled up on the couch with her daddy watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

I have no idea where these past three years went. But I have so enjoyed watching this little one grow up into the beautiful, sensitive, sweet little girl. My most favorite words from her little mouth (aside from I love you) are "Momma I need you to knit me......" and then when I finish whatever it is her appreciation warms my heart! 

I can't wait to see what life has in store for her. I am so glad I get to be a part of it with her!


  1. Awww, what a great post! I can't believe she's three either. She's such a sweetie pie, and i'm proud to be her Auntie. xoxo

  2. Beautiful post!!! I remember when each of mine turned three. I think she had a great birthday party (with hotdogs!) Thanks for sharing her birth story :)

  3. A wonderful post. The day our children are born are in our memories as if it happened yesterday. My two are now 40 and 38 and I can still remember every detail. : )

  4. Happy Birthday little Miss Ree! Three is such a fun age. I loved it when Nicole was 3 years old. They start becoming their own little person.


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