"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal- is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey with delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinder, and jolts, interspersed occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."---Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." - Elbert Hubbard


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hard to believe.....

Its hard to believe that in just a little over a week she will be two. It was New Years Eve and I swore that I wasnt in labor... I had been having contractions pretty much for 7 weeks... I didnt think that that day was any different... I still had so many weeks left to go...
We drove to our hospital and I figured that we would be home by dark. We had things to do... fireworks to watch and a New Year to ring in... I had plans you know.
I was so sure that I wasnt in labor that I didnt even take a bag or a camera.. no phone lists of people to call, none of it.

Savanah-Grace had other plans. Not only was I in labor.. but very very active labor.. she was delivered by a very scary c-section early that night. She was teeny tiny and not quite ready to be born... she flew on her first airplane ride that night just a few minutes after the new year with her daddy to a NICU up north. It was a very scary time for all of us.
Since I had just had a c-section I was unable to be with her for two days. Her daddy never left her side. What a bond those two have...

When we brought her home she was tiny (under 4lbs) and sick. I remember watching her lay on the couch and wondering if she would be ok. I remember being very scared a lot.
Of all of our kids she is the one with the most spice... She is a fireball and most days makes me want to pull my hair out. She is curious and sweet... fiesty and loud. Man, she is really loud.

So before I get caught up in this last few days before Christmas I wanted to post these pictures of S.... my she is still bitty...but look how she has grown.


Carrie Young said...

Happy Birthday sweet little girl! It has been an absolute pleasure watching you grow thru Mummies lense :o) Hope you all have a wonderful day together! and Merry Christmas to you all Kelly xox

Shannon Marie said...

Kelly she is amazing, you can see her spirit in her eyes! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sharna Wilkerson said...

What a darling little one. And such a blessing. Your images are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You know I love these last ones:) Such a stinker she is and yet so lovely.

Martha Bravo said...

Kelly these photos are just adorable, she looks like a character of a storybook! I am loving them all.
Feliz Cumple! to her.
I've been thinking of you, I've missed you, at least I get a peek in your blog every now and then!

Merry Christmas! I hope you enjoy this holiday season with all your family.

Cheryl Johnson said...

Gosh nearly two years - they have flown by. Hope you all have a wonderful christmas

Jenny B said...

Kell- I haven't had time to comment here, but have been keeping up with you, thru your blog. Your posts are so hearfelt! They touch me, way deep in the heart! Happy BDAY to your sweet S:) Have been thinking about you:)

stace said...

she is beautiful... and so big.... gosh.... she is sweet.