Delivery day, only dilated to 3! sheer frustation! Ahhh. this was taken about 4 hours before Molly arrived and in those four hours, I slept, drove home to the southwest side of town from the upper west (Beck drove), picked up the kids and D. at mom and dad's, got some Starbucks (so didn't drink it till I got home later that night with my new baby), hit the bank, got home, sat on the couch for 3 minutes, jumped into the tub, nearly had my baby on the 3 separate highways 6 or 7 times and then almost had her in the Midwives parking lot, before naturally delivering Molly Christine in the pink tub while the classical music played. ahhhh! (I'm totally having flashbacks right now, and I'm even twitching in recall)
~I was really, really uncomfortable but trying to soak "IT" up, knowing that it was my last pregnancy...
four days before!
~I was pretty sure I could handle FIVE kids...ha!
~I waddled something fierce (and it's not much better a year later...hee hee)...
~I had a sweet, little baby girl wiggling around inside of me, violating my ribcage and grinding her head on my pelvis, and I swore I would never ever forget how THAT felt. but of course, I have.
~I still mowed the lawn, days before delivery and loved how mad it made my mom and sister. obviously not mad enough that they or anyone, for that matter, ever offered to do it for me...(B. was pregnant as well so I don't blame her)...I so wish we had thought to get a picture of THAT! whatta scene I must've been.
wanted to capture some of the places that Levi would do his bizness...here we are at a Starbucks! he will LOVE this some day!
~I was carrying that Dora potty around in whatever vehicle we drove...so Levi could do his business here, there and everywhere. But usually in his pants!
Happy Birthday, Molly Moo...2:55 pm July 9, 2007. Seven pounds, seven ounces. I tried so hard to have you 7/7/07 and at 7 lbs. 7 oz, you would have been the PERFECT baby...well, you still were! so itty bitty, sweet and chubby! preciousness!
This past year has flown by! Molly has been a great ending to our childbearing years! Thanks for letting me walk down this path, gettin' weepy 'n nostalgic!
If you are reading this, and you are currently expecting or not getting any sleep due to that new baby, soak it up...enjoy it, for your time's a-coming fast, and then it will be you sitting at your computer, or looking at pictures, getting all choked up (in good ways, of course) for how fast your baby has grown, changed, become a bit more independent etc. It's all good stuff...I believe it's also good to reflect, it causes us to thank the Lord for the memories, see them for the gifts they are! So blessed!
Whew, just can't believe she's almost ONE! Have a great weekend!