What An Amazing Little Girl!!
She is now 9, almost 10. I became pregnant with her when I was 21, I wasn't ready, and her dad was even less ready, but 2 weeks after my 22nd birthday, I had her, and it was the most amazing experience in the whole world. I was excited and loved my pregnancy, and knew that it would be an amazing process to birth and finally see her after 9+ months of pregnancy(I was 2 weeks overdue, she was comfy I guess, and weighed in at 9lbs 2oz), but there are no words in my vocabulary sturdy enough to hold up to the feeling of giving birth to your child. It's simply amazing. I was in love with her from the start, that bond was just there for us. She had problems nursing, but I didn't give up. I finally went to a lactation consultant when she was 10 days old. I had been pumping and feeding her by a tube taped to my finger for over a week(I refused to use formula, I really wanted to nurse her, and didn't want her to get confused with a bottle), and as if I wasn't tired enough as it was, and getting no help from her dad(who was thankfully, soon to leave the picture) I really needed to find out if I could nurse her or not. The lady that helped me was incredible, within half an hour she had us going, I am still in awe at that job. Anyhow, we grew very close in those first few years. And since I didn't make enough money to afford a place where she would have her own room until she was 1 1/2, we shared a bed until then.
She has grown into the most amazing child in the world. She's well mannered, polite, thinks for herself, excels in Ballet and Irish dance, makes straight A's and is just all around a pleasant child to be around. I would and will do anything for her.
I am surprising her today when she gets off the bus. She has an early release day and I'm taking the Stunt Toddler to grandmas house, and going to have her hop in the car from the bus, so I can take her out to lunch. She deserves a nice lunch out, she's a great student, a wonderful big sister(most of the time, lol) and I know she misses the times when it was just the two of us, so I try to surprise her with little outings and such minus the ST so she can get her 'mom' time in.
Cheers to my wonderful little girl!!