Sunday, February 13, 2011

I thought I was getting lobster....

Eleven years ago today.....

So, what do you have planned tonight?

Me: Oh, Brian and I are having our Valentine's Dinner. We thought we'd have a nice, relaxing dinner at home and celebrate our last Valentine's before the baby gets here. I'm going to pick up our lobsters as soon as I leave here!

Doctor: Ha! No you're not. Go directly to the hospital. You're 4 centimeters dilated and in active labor.

Me: Um, what?

Needless to say, I didn't get my lobsters. Although my doctor graciously offered to pick them up for me. And take them home to his wife for Valentine's Day.

At 7:11 pm, February 14, 2000, Olivia Leigh Henry entered the world with ruby red lips and head of black hair so full, the nurses on other floors would make special trips to the nursery just to see her.

Olivia, Age 3

Liv & Sydney, May 2003

Liv & Sydney, May 2003

Olivia, fourth birthday, 2004

Olivia's first dance recital, 2003

Olivia & Sydney, Disney World, 2006

Olivia, 2006, on her way to her 6'th birthday tea party at the tea room in Frederick

It's been eleven years and I remember every second of the night she was born like it was yesterday.

I can't believe my sweet baby girl is not a baby anymore.


Daddy and I love you more than the moon and the stars.
And we always will.

Love, Mommy

Liv & Mommy, New Years Eve 2010

1 comment:

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh what a darling post!

I am the Mom of two girls, also, although mine are "old and used" -- 23 and 25, and the 25-year old is getting married in June. (It is WAY weirder to find out you are going to be a mother in law, than finding out you are going to be a mother!)

I love your Lobster story. I was buying rhubarb at a farm stand when I went into labor with my 2nd. Never did get the rhubarb stewed; tossed it when I got home from the hospital!

And thank you for your kindness and sympathy on the loss of my father; your sweet comment was very much appreciated.

Best wishes, Cass