|you must've been a beautiful baby|
|and yes, you were! (and still are)|
Funny how these things work out, huh?
11 months ago, this very night, I was mourning the tragic loss of my sixth baby...
14 years ago, this very night, I was freaking out as I transitioned, BY MYSELF, while everyone slept, waiting for this beautiful bundle of bright beauty to emerge in my home.
Melanie took a long time to come out...the video is slightly traumatic to watch because, well, it just was....her chin was up and the cord was around her neck...I was pushing all wrong too...you can see on the video, once midwife mentions pushing from my bum, how quickly the little gal emerges. 4:06 AM, Melanie Kate Young, 8 lbs, 2 oz of raven haired beauty...I remember just sitting and staring at her. She even went to Target within her first 24 hours. Someone asked how old she was...I asked them what time it was. I started her out right, did I not???
On the video, also, when Mel comes out, I was insistent on seeing the gender quickly...and when I said, in shock, It's A GIRL...Beck pulled a "NOWAYYYYY" and then proceeds to cry. We were all a little surprised...but so happy.
What a treat she was....good natured, adorable, funny, well behaved. PRECIOUS!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MELANIE KATE!! I refuse to believe that you are FOURTEEN! ahhhhhh. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
well, have fun anyway...you're one of my faves!