Happy Birthday Katie

Dear Katie,

Two years ago today you entered into this world. I remember when I first found out I was pregnant with you. I was nervous and scared because I had a 10 month old and didn't think I was prepared yet to take care of 2 young children. I found out I was pregnant with you days before your Aunt Aub was married. I remember crying through her wedding, both at the joy of her getting married, and because of the emotions I was feeling from being pregnant. For the most part the pregnancy went smoothly, unlike your sister's. I thought for sure you were a boy because I gained very little, swelled very little, and felt quite good most of the time.

So, when March 20th came, we headed to the hospital (for a scheduled c-section) to finally meet you face to face. I chose to have you on the 20th because it is the first day of spring, and what better way for a fresh start, than to have a fresh start with a fresh new baby! The doctor's had a difficult time getting you out, because you were breached, so every time daddy asked what you were, they weren't sure. A short while later they announced we had another baby GIRL! Your daddy smiled with joy. Although I was wrong in predicting you were a boy, we couldn't have been happier. You were healthy, strong, and beautiful. What could be better than having 2 sister's close in age, that would hopefully become great friends someday.

Now you are two year's old, and full of life! You love playing with dolly's and stroll them all around the house, while covering them in blankets later on for naps. You love to put stickers all over the house, and let mom play seek the stickers! You are talking more and more every day, with your favorite phrases being, "look at me!" and "how about...these shoes (your always picking out new shoes to wear). You let your older sister boss you around for a little while (of course you let her know when you've had enough). You love to make goofy faces, and make your parents laugh. You are wistful and inquisitive. You are messy and carefree. You can be a little spitfire, which keeps us on our toes, but your smile always turns us to goo. We love you very much Katydid. Happy Birthday!

Love, Mommy and Daddy


Earen said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! What a blessing!

emilymcd said...

Awwwww... I LOVE that purple smile photo! So precious.

Katy has such a porcelein beauty-- she's like a little doll. What a wonderful and precious daughter you have.

Dave and Jenni said...

Happy Birthday Katie! We hope to meet you soon!

PS - what on earth was she eating with the purple face??? :) Love the pic!

Sarah Markley said...

So cute! I love the purple face! Happy Birthday, Katie!

annie said...

Happy Birthday Katie!

I thought about her all day today. I hope you are all doing well and Im praying for all of you this week as you have certainly been through a lot. Enjoy celebrating the life of your little girl!


Kris said...

Happy Birthday, Katie! We love you! Can't wait to see you soon!