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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Happy First Birthday Talia!!!


So, 1 year ago today, at 7:17 am, I gave birth to my sweet daughter. I woke up about 7 this morning, and went over the experience in my head...like I do every birthday for all my kids. What I remember most about Talia's birth was that I had been up all night, hadn't been able to sleep because I was too excited, and my parents and sister were teasing me that because it was April Fools, it was going to be another boy, not the girl I had prepared for. But the teasing didn't phaze me, because I KNEW she was my daughter. The birth went well, and so easy...my epidural did stop working when I went from a 7 to complete, but they gave me a dose directly in the line of the meds, and I delivered pain free...and then was able to get up and walk less than an hour later. Perfect. My daughter was delivered, 6 lbs, 11 oz, 20 inches, with tons of dark hair. After it all, I sent Cole home to sleep...and I was exhausted, but I didn't want to send her to the nursery so I could sleep, so I kept her, in my arms, and watched General Conference to stay awake. And of course, later on, the visitors started coming, and that kept me awake...I just couldn't let her out of my sight. Until that night, when I sent her back to the nursery, and slept so soundly that I didn't even wake up when they came in to check on me.
So, these pics are from her birthday party, which we had on Sunday night ( I have to work tonight. I requested it off, but didn't get it, and couldn't find anyone to trade me).

Princesses on her cake....
She did really good with the presents...
She loved this "scooter" Cole and I got her...
And all three of my kids loved the kitchen Nana and Papa gave her....this learning kitchen, by the way, is really, really cool...I highly recommend it.
Albertson's does a free "baby's first cake", so that's why I ordered from them...once Talia figured out what it was, she did really well...and of course got it everywhere!!

So, today is bittersweet...on her party day, I could rationalize that she's really not 1 yet...but no more. She's almost entirely off her bottle (just the nightime one, and we'll faze that out this week)...she's trying to walk on occasion, and she's finally cutting the last of her teeth...So we're both a little cranky today. Later, after we shower, I'll post her real "1st birthday" picture.

2 comments:

Dani said...

Oh my goodness, how time flys! I still remember seeing her for the 1st time at church and was soooo jealous of her beautiful curly hair. I still am! She is such a cute baby.Happy Birthday Talia!

mommamin said...

happy birthday talia! you are making me crave cake...