The Chocolate Lady

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Little One

As I sit here, reflecting on your birth, just two years ago, I remember how impatient I was to meet you. And, let's be honest, impatient to just have you off my sciatic nerve!

I confess, Im not very good at being pregnant. I asked my ob, Dr. Melky, if I was his worst patient, and he didnt answer! I told him, "We are all good at different things, we all have our strengths, and it's just fine with me if Im not getting any awards for being the best-pregnant-person award." So what if I didnt wear yoga pants rolled down below my belly, and do pilates everyday. There's no shame in being so unable to walk, that you have to drive in the handi-motorized cart in the grocery what!

I remember clearly, my Dr's appt on 7-26-06. Daddy came in with me, because I told him, that I was going to DEMAND that I give birth immediately, I just couldnt take it (it being incredible pain and suffering) any longer.

While on the table in the Dr's office, I begged Dr. Melky to take you out. He reminded me (again) that the hospital is strict on the 2 week policy, and since I was still more than 2 weeks away from my due date, the hospital wouldnt allow a planned c-section. He did, however, mention that we could always do an amnio, to see if your lungs were developed, and if they were, we could do the c-section on Friday (2 weeks and 2 days before your due date.)

I am so darned afraid of needles, and despite being of "advanced maternal age" for all 3 pregnancies, had never had an amnio before.....

As I mulled it over in my mind....wondering which would be more torturous, a giant needle piercing deep into my belly, or another week of pregnancy.....

Daddy and Dr. Melky had THE NERVE to tell me, that to have the baby early, was SELFISH....

Selfish? I asked....Selfish? when was the last time either of them had someone pinch their sciatic nerve for 10 months straight.....and make them vomit everyday.....and throw their pelvis out of wake, and make them burp and have extreme heartburn......and, let's not forget that I had 2 SHOTS A DAY, FOR THE ENTIRE PREGNANCY, IN MY STOMACH (to prevent miscarrying.)

Selfish??? really????

I opted for the amnio.

The next morning, Thursday the 27th, I had the big needle...OUCH!!

That afternoon, I received the word, that you were fine and ready to come out.

Friday morning, I went to the hospital for my c-section, and shortly thereafter,

YOU, my Little One, my Patty Pat Pat, my Precious, was born.

You were so sweet, and Pooper and Beauty couldnt wait to be with you.

You were a smiley one from the beginning

And early on, you were ready to GO! GO! GO!

Last year you turned one....

and it's hard to believe, that another year has passed.

You have ridden a pony....

Moved into a toddler bed (although, you have since moved into a twin bed.)

and enjoyed many exciting excursions, such as our visit to the Rose Parade floats...

You have achieved many milestones, are always chatty, adventurous and independent.

We are so happy to have you in our lives Little One, and wish you a



aunt julianne said...

Happy Birthday, Elise!! You're not a baby anymore. Now you're two and a big girl. I would love to see pictures of your birthday party with your cousin baby P. He had a lot of fun playing with you...he's never been around little kids before, except for swimming class. Don't eat too much Elmo cake today!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELISE!! TIME SURE FLIES seems like just last week I could hear screams coming from that house..sounding like "get it out!!!!" and "I can't take the pain anymore!"
LOL you really do have a lot of better qualities than pregnancies.

Love, Aunt froggy

BOSSY said...

Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet.

Grandma J said...

Happy Birthday Elise! I remember the day you were born just like it was yesterday! Pooper and Christine were so antsy wanting to see you. We went to the mall to buy you some presents, and we ate corn dogs for lunch in the food court waiting for Daddy's phone call.
Christine wore her shimmy Big Sister dress and high heels to meet you for the first time. When we finally saw you, and held you, it was a wonderful feeling.
Now it's two years later, and I loved talking to you on the phone, and I'm so glad you love all the presents I sent,especially Dora.

Can't wait to see you soon, Little One....I'll buy you another surprise on my cruise....Wild Thing, You make my heart sing, you make everything groovy...Wild thing!

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Leeann said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl.
That was a lovely post! :-)


Anonymous said...

Happy 2d birthday, beautiful Little One. Your arrival was a bright spot for your parents, brother and sister during a time that had its share of darkness. Your presence in their lives brings ongoing love and joy. I loved seeing all your photos and am always happy to hear about all your progress!

Karen B.

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

Happy #2! And many, many more :)

The Running Girl said...

Happy Birthday Elise!!! You have such a beautiful smile and beautiful eyes. Hope your day is fun and filled with lots of cake.

jlo said...

Okay, I've said it before and I'll say it again...your kids are gorgeous!! Those eyes!! What a sweet post. There's nothing better than a 2 year old!!
P.S. I was a terrible pregnant person too. Swollen beyond all recognition and had both girls at 34 weeks.

hippo brigade said...

just adorable! Happy Birthday little one.

Pumpkin Delight said...

You're children's eyes are incredible. Lucky kids!
Happy Bday Little One!

Grandma J said...

I have an award for you. Stop by and pick it up!

Stephanie said...

Hi there. I wanted to thank you for coming by. That was super cool you came over through Jason. I read his story yesterday for the first time and just amazed me. Your children are really precious!!!! My heart dropped when you mentioned your 2.5 yo had cancer but then it came back up when you said all is ok now. Gosh, I am sooooo sorry. Everyday I am reminded how lucky we are just to have our health!!!!!!!!!!!!