Today my beautiful daughter turns 5! I remember this day, in a combination of clarity and haze. I had a normal pregnancy with Princess until I hit about 34 weeks. At 34 1/2 weeks I was admitted to the hospital with complications resulting from preeclampsia. At 35 weeks, I was induced. At 12:46 pm, weighing a whopping 3 lbs 11 oz, she made her way in to the world. She was small, and had no fat on her, but otherwise we were very lucky, she was healthy. I stayed for 2 days, while the doctor made sure my blood pressure went back down. Princess was released the day after I left, much to everyone’s relief.
Other than a slight hiccup regarding jaundice (which is quite normal for preemies), she did great! She ate and gained weight like a champ.
Here she is, on her first birthday, eating her ice cream cake.
We got really lucky. Some preemies have severe delays, but once she hit a year old, she was right along side her peers in development.
I got pregnant with Tank when she was 15 months old. I was so worried about how she would react, being a big sister at 2 years old.
She’s a wonderful girl, who wants to be a doctor, rock star, astronaut when she grows up.
She’s my baby girl, always will be no matter how old she is. I love you, sweetheart, happy 5th birthday!