Saturday, October 17, 2009

23 Years Ago Today.....Oh baby!



Twenty three years ago from this very hour I felt my first labor pains.
Twenty three years ago exactly.
It was the middle of the night and it woke me up.
I didn't want to wake my husband because I wasn't sure.
And he had to get up early for work.
What did labor pains really feel like anyway?
I for one did not know
yet....
I laid awake for awhile just waiting
and feeling.
Anticipating.
This might just be the day I would meet my daughter.
I had thought a lot about what she would be like.
She would have dark hair and eyes like her father.
She would be tiny and quiet.
Demure.
Maybe even a little shy like her father.
I would cherish her.
The pains began to increase.
A little bit of panic set in.
Maybe I couldn't do this. This was already painful. Up until this moment I had never really felt great pain. Maybe I wasn't ready. I tried to lie there as long as I could but my fears got the best of me and I whispered to Mr. T, "I think this might be it."
It was.
It was my daughter.
No brown hair...blonde
No brown eyes....green
Not tiny...almost 8 pounds
Not quiet....screaming full tilt from the very first breath
Not shy or demure.....demanding, bold, powerful.
Nothing like who I imagined.
More than I could ever hope for.
I have cherished her.......
and always will
Happy Birthday 23rd my moonbeam...I love you.

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5 comments:

Heidi said...

Megan was absolutely THE cutest baby and always dressed so cute. Full of personality and fun to be around.....still is. Happy Birthday Megan!!! We love you!

Tom said...

Very sweet...people who don't believe in love at first sight have never looked at their own newborn baby

Merrianne said...

awww... Happy Birthday to your sweet Megan! :)

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

What a sweet mother tribute - you never really forget these precious moments - thank goodness!

Kristin

Cynthia said...

She's such a beautiful girl! Happy Birthday. I love how you describe first experiencing labor pains and trying to decide what to do. I remember that too- although my circumstances were a little different it's still amazing to think that within hours you'll meet that new human.