Time goes by way too fast.
I still remember that day...it had been a difficult pregnancy because of so many complications, I had to go in for monitoring all the time and had to be really careful about everything...we had a c-section scheduled because there was no way I'd be able to have a "normal" delivery. I was nervous about having that surgery but anxious to get that little girl HERE.
Anyway, two days before my scheduled c-section I was having regular contractions so they rushed me in for an emergency c-section that day and little Aimee was born. What a sweet little girl she has always been.
One of my favorite things is her hugs and I love it when she says to me with a smile, "I love you mommy, you're so kind." I love her laugh and her craziness and the way she makes up silly songs. I love the way she drops the consonants at the beginnings of words. I love that she likes to be with me and secretly love that she needed me to be there with her in nursery at church for so long because I hated the idea of leaving her. Now she's more independent- we go to nursery and I take her to the bathroom and then she calmly says, "You can leave now, Mommy." She is growing up way too fast.
We had a little party for her last night to celebrate with the Matt's parents, his brother Grant and his wife and their son. It was a fun time with yummy cake and hula hooping and bubble blowing and fun. Aimee got a couple of really cute outfits, a Jessie doll (from Toy Story) and a fun Play-doh set that is soon going to be all over my kitchen floor and smashed into the cracks of my table where it comes apart but that's okay.
I am starting to feel like these girls are growing up too fast...thank goodness we'll have one more on the way so I can relish the baby stage one more time.
Because I just can't NOT share anything scrappy today, here are some Aimee pages from the last few years. Isn't she such a sweetheart? We sure love that little girl.
I think it's safe to say that her life will be fairly well-documented. I love this sweet girl with the crooked teeth because she still sucks on her thumb when she's upset or tired. I love her sweet face with the mark from my c-section that will probably always mar her cheek (I think they knicked her when they did my surgery) and I love her sweet little voice. I love that she puts herself in time-out when she tells me no. I love the way she hooks her little finger over the top of her nose when she has her thumb in her mouth and love her little pouty face.
Sweet Aimee girl, I hope you have a wonderful birthday.