About Me

May 4, 2015

On a warm May evening ....

.... 22 years ago, we were anxiously waiting
for our 4th child to arrive. Our babies had
all arrived at 40 weeks & 3 days. And on
May 4th, 1993, we were at 40 weeks & 2
days, which meant, in our minds, that we
were just a day away from meeting our
newest little one. Would we go into labor?

We didn't have to wait long. The next day, at 
5 p.m., labor began. And a short time later,
at 6:14 p.m., our 2nd daughter arrived &
she was big! At 8 lbs., she, like her older
sister, ended up being bigger than her big
brothers, who were both much smaller at
birth. Arriving on "International Day of the
Midwife", she brought a new level of love &
sweetness to our lives. The biggest surprise
of all? She was completely bald! The others
had all arrived with full heads of thick, dark
hair that eventually turned into a white
blonde crown. But our little C had not a
hair on her sweet little head. It soon grew
& for years, she sported the curliest, blonde
hair that fell well below her little bottom.

Looking forward to wishing our dd a very
Happy Birthday tomorrow. A time to spoil,
a time to be thankful for her gifts to us & a
time to gather as a family to spread some
love & good cheer. It should be a great day 
& we're all looking forward to the memories.

Do you have special plans for tomorrow?


Penny said...

As mothers we never forget the details of those incredible days when we bring another human being into the world! Hope you and your daughter have a marvellous time celebrating. Sending happy birthday wishes across the miles! X

Chy said...

I always find it amazing that even after all these years, I can still remember every little detail of my children's births. I thought in time, those would fade, but they don't, which makes me grateful. Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes from across the sea!

Anne in the kitchen said...

I am not sure our adult children understand how much we think of them, especially on their birthday. For them it is a day of celebration, for us a day of reflection and celebration! Happy birthday mom and daughter!

Chy said...

Thank you Anne for your kind wishes. We all had a great day!!

Practical Parsimony said...

Mama always told how I was born with hair on my head, sides of my face and ears and down the side of my neck. I was her first, so she was shocked. She said when I was two, I finally had one curl at the nape of my neck. She said she did not think I would ever get hair, but when I did, it really grew fast and long.

Chy said...

All our kids had jet black hair when they were born, except for #4, who was bald. It was not something we expected as both of us had very blonde hair at the time. In months, thankfully, each of them had blonde as it turned.