Sunday, June 24, 2007

What a year its been...

Emma came into the world at 1:11 PM on June 15th last year. My doctor felt that it was best that I have a c-section. He was afraid of her estimated size (8+ lbs) and my tilted pelvic bone that she would require help (suction, forceps, etc) to get out so we opted for the c-section. I was terrified of having a c-section but it was not anything at all like I had going on in my head. She was perfect, 7 lbs 13 oz, 20" long and I got to see her for about ten minutes before they took her away to the nursery. It wasn't until we were home and I saw the pictures Jon had taken in the delivery room that I noticed she was blue. I guess God has a way of making us only see the perfection.

Just look at how much our baby girl has changed in the past year.

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She is only a few minutes old here.

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This was taken a few nights ago during bath time, her favorite time of the day.

I admit the c-section recovery was hard for about three weeks...it was painful just getting in and out of bed every two hours to feed Emma. I have felt like a single mom several times and also felt as if I have two children on occassion and at other times have had the most amazing husband. The past year has definitely had its ups & downs and times when I really wanted to give up in one way or another but my darling Emma Grace has been beyond worth every single tear, laugh and smile.

Emma Cakes...you are perfect and I love you more than I could have ever imagined.

3 comments:

~love said...

i love this post! sweet, sweet emma!! i can't believe i've never met her...i feel like i know her! :) we should definitely meet up sometime when you're visiting again!
as for the famous amos cookies...totally understanding that. the girls have a "snack basket" it's filled with individual servings like in a vending machine. most of them are healthy (raisins, dried fruit mix, graham cracker crisps), but there are a few that tempt me each time i'm in the pantry (mini chips ahoy!) =)
OK--i'm going to myspace now to write you a message because this is ridiculously long and i haven't even answered you VCB question!! =)

Erin said...

She is too cute!!!

princess*picasso said...

Amber, your sweet little Emma is so beautiful!!

Amie

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