Anyways, so yay! Caity has officially lost her 2 bottom front teeth. And, her two permanent ones have already broke the surface and are growing in their places! Never thought I would be so excited or proud about my baby losing teeth. It's going to be this exciting for me, even when Angel & Jocee lose theirs! Can't wait to play tooth fairy to them! :)
I found so many ultrasound photos of all my pregnancies. This one pictured here is of Caity, dated back in 2006. I was about 5 months pregnant. I wish they could have known about her disabilities when I was pregnant, to help prepare me for her, not that I would have changed anything about her arrival! GOD made her the way she is! PERFECT! And I love her more than my own life!
You know what had me crying tonight though? Those super sweet brand new Mommy/Daddy letter-to-baby entries. Adam's to Caity was sooo sweet! Mine, because of my mentality and the unknown then, too had me just in TEARS!! Ahhh... they flowed and flowed. And I know they will come every time I read and re-read them. When will I ever get the hang of this tough MOM thing??
*Each of my daughters First Photos while on the scales before I got to meet them!*
I love reminiscing. Reminds me of my struggles with this whole parenting thing, and learning how to take care of a special handicapped child. I have learned soo much. I have loved so much too. I have came a long way in my 6 years of motherhood. More than I ever expected when I first got pregnant. Trust me!
Looking in all 3 of their books I found some cute photo reminders that I wanted to share on here.
I realize these aren't significant to anybody but me, but man...do they pull some heart strings. I look like poo in each of these, as expected after 3 natural childbirths, but what each of these mean to me is more beautiful than how I look. I of all people... somebody who once SWORE I would never have children or get married... did the world a favor & created LIFE!!! Each of my girls are such a HUGE part of me, and the start of their lives... their birth days... were so meaningful, that I didn't realize how much of an impact on my life they would each have on me. And they are still YOUNG. Heck at 25, I am still young too. I am constantly learning and I am still mesmerized by each of them! I can't imagine how much more they will teach me over the years. I cannot wait.
Funny how I hated being a kid. I hated is so much. I wanted to grow up and be an adult so fast. I was always more mature than all of my friends and siblings. MotherHen. And now look at me... Now that I have my own children, I want to savor EVERYTHING about it. Re-live those things I hated, those things I loved & the things I took for granted, for them and with them. Life is so beautiful when you can see it through a different perspective. I honestly love adulthood. I belong. I love who I am now. I am in a happy place, one that I created for myself! Guess I just had to wait a few years before it HIT ME. I am so grateful for this life I live. I live it for my family! MY FAMILY. Gosh, that sounds so foreign coming out of my mouth, but I love them. Motherhood is so gosh darn..darling! Moms.. agree??
*Meeting all of my daughters for the first time, ever, and thanking GOD and Adam as I did!*
*Caity got a baby sister on her 2nd birthday! Happy Birthday Evangeline & Caitlyn!*
*One of my favorite photos of Caity ever!*
But anyways, I'll stop there so I don't post a whole bunch of stuff that NOBODY cares to read about. This is for me anyway. I know I will re-read this later.
To my babies: (who clearly can't read! lol)
I LOVE each of you, more than you will ever know.
I would have died for you, the moment each of you were placed in my arms! Xo!