Friday, July 18, 2008

My Baby Is An ADULT!

It's so hard to believe that at this very same time, 18 years ago today, I was lying in a hospital patiently waiting for my little girl to arrive. Okay, so maybe it wasn't patiently as I was in labor for over 21 hours! I remember it like it was yesterday. On July 17, 1990, I was taking a nap in our bed, which, btw, just happened to be a waterbed at the time. All of a sudden, I woke up because I felt something wet. At first, I thought that the waterbed had sprung a leak.....no lie! I yelled for Jim to come into the bedroom & told him that the bed was leaking. I jumped out of bed & that was when I realized that it wasn't the bed afterall ;) My water broke! So off to the hospital we went. Finally, at 10:42 a.m. on July 18th, 1990, she arrived.....all 9lbs., 4 oz. of her! And all natural! OUCH! I think I was nuts! I wanted to get an epidural, but the doctor kept saying that it was too late & that she was going to come out any minute now. Try 1,260 minutes later!!! But I can say this now.....I'm glad I had her naturally. Afterall, now I have a excuse for when she acts up & I can remind her of all the pain I went through to bring her into this world. Hehe :)

Oh, and I guess I should explain the picture above, huh? For those of you that have read my blog for any length of time, you'll know that she hates having her picture taken......HATES IT! So I had a really hard time even finding a new picture of her to post.....and then I found this one on my computer......a picture of her shadow :) I think it's fitting, don't you? Now she can't yell at me for posting her picture on the net, either, lol.

After seeing the movie Wall E, she has been wanting nothing but Wall E things lately. Yeah, I know......she's 18, but I believe that you should always be a kid at heart :) So not only is her cake done with Wall E on it, but we also got her a Wall E stuffed animal, an Eva bean bag, a Wall E t-shirt, a Wall E blanket & Wall E transformer type toy. She's going to love them! We also have a few other surprises up our sleeves for her which I'll share later.

Yesterday, we had to drop my car off for an oil change & what also turned into having to replace the tierods which then lead to needing an alignment (luckily, both were covered under my warranty!). I told the dealership that I had been feeling a vibration in the steering, so they checked it out to find that the tierods were loose & not working properly. Could it be from all the potholes everywhere??? Nah.....not in Michigan! ;)

Off to bed.....got a very busy day as Cas has 2 friends coming down from Traverse City for her birthday & then she's going back up to TC with them for a few weeks.

Happy Birthday, Baby! I love you!
Mom

17 comments:

Hev said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter :)

Remember she will ALWAYS be your baby :)

Keep Smilin' - Hugs Hev xx

:: gingerkitty :: said...

WoW congratulations...

Thank you for sharing this with us, Have an amazing day.

Linda said...

Happy birthday to your dd!

emily said...

The picture is awesome! And...I love that she is having a Wall-E birthday - how fun! You're never too old for fun stuff...and she'll always be your "baby!"

hpoormon said...

Aw, Happy Birthday to your daughter. Enjoy this day as if it was her first. Take lots of pictures with or without her approval. haha. Alot of times I can get my daughter to take more photos if her friends are with her goofing around in them.

Cindi said...

Happy Birthday Cas! I hope you enjoy your day!

Lily said...

Oh Benita, thank you so much for sharing your story. That picture gave me chillbumps and your story put a tear in my eye (ok, lots of tears but who's counting). Happy Birthday to your baby!

Janet said...

Awwww...happy birthday to your DD! It is really amazing how quickly time goes. In three short year, my own baby will be 18. *sniff, sniff* Hope you have a great time celebrating with her! Thanks for sharing the story of her birth!

Alyssa said...

What a nice post! My kids are still small, but I know it will fly by in the blink of an eye.

Ample Goddess Jewelry said...

Great idea on taking a pix of a shadow.

Sarah C. said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! What a milestone. :) Hope you all have fun celebrating!

Heather said...

What a wonderful day and post! It scares me how fast children grow!

Darcey said...

Glad the car was under warranty! Car repairs are the worst! Have a good weekend and good luck on house hunting. Hope your dd loves her birthday gifts!

Krissynae said...

Beautiful entry. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I love the picture and the story fits it perfectly.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday, Cassie. I saw Wall E last week and it was awesome. Once again, Pixar did not disappoint!

Emily said...

happy birthday Cassie!

toners said...

Happy Birthday to your DD! Great entry - and I was LOL about the waterbed!

I just want the years to go more slowly...I know Nattie will be 18 before we know it!!